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Taste of the community offered at Fall Flavours Festival


TRURO - Two local groups are partnering to showcase some of the best culinary experiences in Truro and Colchester County at the inaugural Fall Flavours Festival.

Jamie Alcorn, left, manager of the Truro Farmers' Market, and Laura Reynolds, event co-ordinator for the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce, are putting last-minute details in place for the inaugural Fall Flavours Festival that will be held next month in Truro.

The Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce and Truro Farmers' Market invite you to join them at the farmers' market on Young Street in Truro on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. for a taste of the local community.

Participants will be able to indulge in the creations by 12 local chefs, sample wines and beer, enjoy music by a local entertainer and bid on items in a silent auction in support of the two not-for profit groups.

Along with raising awareness about the importance of supporting local and the wide range of foods and beverages available in this area, the festival will mark the chamber's 125th anniversary and the market's 35th anniversary.

"Fall Flavours presents a unique opportunity to celebrate with the community the milestones reached by the chamber and the market," said chamber president Andrew Lake in a news release.

The celebration offers local businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and culinary skills.

"The kitchen party feel of the event will create a great opportunity for vendors, members and the community to network in a casual environment."

Market manager Jamie Alcorn said they are excited to work with the chamber of commerce to host the event showcasing more than 15 local businesses as they also mark a special anniversary.

"This will be an excellent opportunity for people to get a taste of local. Local food, local chefs, wineries and distilleries in a location that is well-known for offering local fare," said Alcorn.

Chefs will use as much local produce and ingredients as possible while preparing their dishes.

"We hope this event attracts some new people who are not yet convinced about the positive impact of buying local. Local means fresher, more nutritious food and it also means that more of your money stays in our community and supports the local economy."

Tickets cost $50 per person and include a sampling of four appetizers, four main dishes, four desserts and beverages.

To purchase tickets, contact Alcorn at 902-843-4004 or email trurofarmersmarket@gmail.com or contact the chamber by calling 902-895-6328 or email ec@tcchamber.ca

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