Farmers and Chefs Prepare for Second Annual Edible Food Fest
The Edible Food Fest will be held in downtown Orange on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This weekend chefs and farmers will get together to celebrate local food, and they're holding demonstrations and bringing fresh produce right to the people who live in our area.
It's all for the second annual Edible Food Fest taking place in Orange County. Organizers say 3,500 people came out last year and this year should be just as big. The festival
is a celebration of the earth to table movement and its unique roots right here in central Virginia.
Chefs like Ian Boden from Glass Haus Kitchen in Charlottesville will be at the festival doing demos. He says up to 90 percent of his menu features food from area farmers and he moved to this region for that reason.
"When you buy local foods they're able to pick the food when it's ripe instead of before it's ripe and shipping it. We get it straight from the farmer and it's perfect and in season. It makes a huge difference," Boden said.
The festival will also feature various vendors, a dining court with food from this region, live music and kids' activities.
The Edible Food Fest
will be held in downtown Orange on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $7. Kids under 12 are free.
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