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Local food on the table at 4th annual Feast! Marketplace


Hundreds of vendors and hungry people gathered at the Mayo Civic Center to celebrate locally sourced food.

The Fourth Annual Feast! event was brimming with snacks of all sorts created by vendors from either Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin. The selection ranged from meats, cheeses, and hot sauces to beers, wines, and ciders.

There were also activities for kids and cooking workshops with local chefs demonstrating how to use some of the ingredients one could find at Feast!. But it was really gave small vendors a venue to show off their wares.

"It's really important for all of the local food businesses to make contact with the public and share their story," Elena Byrne, an organizer, said. "They all have this wonderful passion for the product that they're making and their commitment to sustainable practices."

This was considered a marketplace, so items there were available for purchase. If you missed out, you can find most available at stores like the People's Food Co-Op in downtown Rochester.

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