Harvest festival set to highlight, support local agriculture

The fifth annual Hoptown Harvest Festival is kicking off on Thursday evening and continues on Friday with the goal of spotlighting locally sourced goods and supporting the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

With Community and Development Services, Assistant Director Holly Boggess and Management Service Coordinator Laura Faulkner appeared on WHOP to share what they have in store for the community at this year’s Festival.

Faulkner says the festivities will start with the last Downtown Farmer’s Market of the season starting at 4 p.m. which will coincide with Mixed at the Mashoree at Founders Square at 5:30 p.m.

Mixed at the Mashoree is a creative cocktail competition open to all and Faulkner describes it as a cocktail focused version of “Chopped” the Food Network Show.

Those interested in competing can register at the Hoptown Harvest Festival page on Facebook. Along with the cocktail competition there will be food trucks and local vendors.

Continuing on Friday is the seventh annual Farm to Table Dinner which will be catered by Adam’s Breezy Hill Farm Restaurant to showcase local agriculture. Boggess shared this year’s menu line up.

The dinner will be at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion and social hour will start a 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Boggess says they only have a few tickets remaining and those interested in attending can get tickets by calling 270-887-4285.  

Boggess says the festival serves to highlight the work of local farmers, but funds from the festival will support the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

More information about this year’s Hoptown Harvest Festival is available at the Hoptown Harvest Festival Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of the Hoptown Harvest Festival Facebook Page