NEWPORT — The 11th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on February 27th at 6 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online .

Guests will enjoy small plates and sample beverages from over 20 Northeast Kingdom food and drink producers. This year’s Farm & Food Partners include the Highland Lodge, Barn First Creamery, Goob’s Brews & BBQ, Sterling College’s kitchen and many more. The evening will also include live music, a silent auction featuring NEK-area businesses, and a raffle for a 2-night stay for 4 people at Jay Peak Resort.

“This event is an annual celebration of our local food economy,” said Sophie Westover, communications and development coordinator at GMFTS, “it’s a chance to interact with some of our region’s best farmers, chefs, distillers, and brewers, all while supporting GMFTS and our work to connect farms, schools, and communities.”

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit GMFTS and its programming.

Green Mountain Farm-to-School works to restore and strengthen local food systems in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont by working across the food system with capacity building, resource development, and technical assistance. Support from the community will help ensure GMFTS can continue planting school gardens, teaching students about nutrition and agriculture, serving free meals during the summer through the Lunchbox food truck, and distributing local food through their regional food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct.

For more information on the 11th Annual Taste of the Kingdom or to purchase tickets, follow this link