Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant
People's Choice Award
Best Demonstration of the Use of an Obscure or Underutilized Local Crop
Best Use of Appalachian Culinary Technique(s) to Showcase the Authenticity of Local Ingredients:
Most Inventive Way to Feature a Common Local Crop
We came away from our first event tremendously amazed, thankful, inspired, and exceptionally tired!
Thanks to the many, many people who helped make our event a success! From the Cook Off chefs and their support staff, to the awesome Appalachian style bands and sound guys, to the farm and artisan vendors with their beautiful products, to Chanteclaire Farm and Firefly Farms' delicious 50-Mile Meal, to the volunteers who walked many miles and set up (and tore down) a zillion chairs and tables, to the cooking demo chefs who taught us some new ways to cook local foods, to the Garrett Co. Board of Education for allowing us to use their room dividers, to the photographers and videographers, to the generous sponsors who gave money, to our supporters who gave time other non-mosupport, and everyone else who contributed to the event, we say thank you.
And the biggest thank you goes to YOU! For attending, for sharing our updates on facebook and mentioning us in twitter, for encouraging your friends and neighbors to attend, and every way, big and small, that you helped us.
Thank you so very much!
Congratulations to Valorie Dixon, who submitted this awesome picture of her son, Wesley, standing in their garden with some freshly harvested broccoli.
You can purchase a limited-edition poster of this lovely photo at the Serve It Up Local Fest on Saturday!
All proceeds benefit farm-to-table efforts in Garrett County.
14 new tickets sold this morning/afternoon - that's the most in one day so far!
We have already estimated 'high' on the number of dinners and lunches, so please go ahead and get your tickets!
And please tell your friends!
And facebook acquaintances!
And twitter followers!
Ooh, did you notice the 50-Mile Meal Dinner Menu has been posted? Careful - don't read it too closely to your screen; the drool isn't good for electronics!