Heritage Harvest Festival
For those of you in or around the Virginia area, we’ve found a special treat for you! The annual Heritage Harvest Festival will be held on September 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson’ Monticello in Virginia. The festival is perfect for foodies, vegetable lovers and those always looking to learn more about healthy eating and recipes!
The festival will honor Thomas Jefferson’s legacy as America’s first foodie and local produce enthusiast. The president championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable local agriculture.
The location of the festival is another reason to attend. It’s located on the grounds of one of the most historic homes in America. The weather should also stay pretty nice, as it’s one of the last summer weekends of the year. Visitors can also taste tons of delicious vegetables, attend educational workshops, go through tours and check out exhibits.
According to the festival’s web site:
“Participants will continue to enjoy the traditional tastings, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, interpretative walks, and a variety of garden tours and exhibits. Experts, including Master Gardeners, come from around the country to share knowledge and volunteer their time to run the festival. ”
I think one of the coolest things is that there will be an actual tasting tent, where festival goers can get free samples. I know I’d love to attend this festival, but I’ll be stuck in Chicago.
If anyone gets a chance to go, please let me know it is!
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