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Local First to celebrate abundance with over 40 vendors at Fork Fest

Fork Fest is the culmination of Local First's East Local Challenge. A $30 ticket buys food samples from over 40 local beverage producers, growers and restauranteurs.
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Sample the goodness from:

Brann's Steakhouse & Sports Grille
Brewery Vivant
Catered Creations
Charley's Chips & Salsa
Chocolates by Grimaldi
CitySen Lounge
Country Winds Creamery
Crooked Goose
Cultured Love
Daddy Pete's BBQ
Desiderio Chocolates
Earthkeeper Farm
Electric Cadillac Delicatessen
Essence Restaurant Group
Field & Fire
Fulton Street Farmers Market
Furniture City Creamery
GoJo Ethiopian Cuisine
Grand Rapids Cheesecake Company
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
Grassfields Cheese
Just Enjoy Bakery
Love's Ice Cream
Nourish Organic Market
Prospector's Coffee
Relish Green Grocer
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
Sara's Sweets Bakery
Schuler's Chapbook Cafe
Schuil Coffee Company
Sip Organic Juice Bar
Slow Food West Michigan
Supermercado Mexico
Terra GR
The Gilmore Collection
Twisted Rooster
Uccello's Ristorante
Visser Farms

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Tickets are still on sale for Local First's annual Fork Fest celebration at Romence Gardens to take place on Thursday, October 23 from 5-9 p.m.

The fourth annual event will feature local food and drink from over 40 participating vendors. Brewery Vivant beer, Fenn Valley wine and Vander Mill cider will be available for purchase. Live music will be performed by Faux Grass Quartet.

"We have a great agricultural abundance here in Michigan, and at Fork Fest we see that first hand and celebrate it in a memorable way," said Elissa Hillary, Executive Director of Local First. "Attendees will meet and try samples from food entrepreneurs that build our connection to place and contribute to the uniqueness of our community.

New to this year's event will be pop-up presentations from local culinary representatives such as the MSU Extension, GVSU's student farm, Hope Farms, Earthkeeper Farm and Urban Roots Farm.

For a full list of vendors, visit the Local First website. 

The event is open to the public and tickets are $30.

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