Teton Family Magazine Fall 2011 : Page 8

Mountain STyle HOMe GRoWn tHere’s no better tIme than the first weeks of autumn to celebrate the area’s best local produce, farm and ranch products, and local brewers, vintners, and artisans with friends and family at a harvest festival. Harvest Fest – IdaHo Falls september 17 snake rIver landIng Eastern Idaho’s celebration of everything harvested here is “meant to honor the true spirit of gratitude for the local farmers and celebrate that our roots are grounded in a farming legacy.” Highlights include a tractor show, secret-ingredient chili showdown, hay maze, National Pit Masters competition, scouting expo, fun run, live music, and lots of free kids' activities. ifharvestfest.com sun valley Harvest FestIval september 23-25 Wood rIver valley This weekend-long gathering of food artists and connoisseurs melds sustainability efforts with gour-met cuisine through the innovative use of locally grown ingredients. As a highlight, this year's festival will feature Top Chef semi-finalists Sam Talbot and Dave Martin, who will demonstrate their signature cooking techniques using organic, Idaho-grown in-gredients, while sharing tips and speaking about their experiences. Other events include a river-guide culinary contest, a “grand tasting” (new this year), an eco-culinary trade show, harvest dinners, and a res-taurant walk. sunvalleyharvestfestival.com 8 Fall 2011 Jackson Harvest FestIval september 25 poWderHorn park Purchase local produce from Teton farmers' last harvest of the season during this event sponsored by Jackson Whole Grocer, Slow Food in the Tetons, and the Wellness Institute. Learn how to can, freeze, and store produce so you can enjoy homegrown bounty during the long winter months. Enjoy natural-care professionals, local artists, and musicians, and cel-ebrate the close of another growing season. jacksonwholegrocer.com sloWtoberFest entIre montH oF october teton valley and Jackson Slow Food in the Tetons has expanded its one-night beer and food-pairing event to an entire month dedi-cated to slowing down and enjoying good, clean, local food. Check the Slow Food website for updates on chef’s dinners, restaurant deals, educational events, and other celebrations of our local bounty throughout the month of October. tetonslowfood.com Teton Family Magazine PHOTOS, FrOM TOP leFT: PauleTTe PHliPOT; GarTH DOwlinG, COurTeSy OF JaCkSOn HOle GrOCer; PauleTTe PHliPOT

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