Local Fork Fest – October 18th!

The Grand Rapids area has become a vibrant local foodie culture over the last several years with multiple locally owned restaurants opening up and serving locally grown foods. I’ve even had the pleasure of eating at a few of these fabulous places (and will get to see more of them this Saturday as I attend the Taste of MI, a day of fun for foodie bloggers) and I never been disappointed. These chefs really know what they’re doing!

Beyond that we also have many local farms that work to grow healthy and delicious foods, providing them to local residents themselves or supplying our local restaurants.

You can even try them out yourself during the Local First Fork Fest!

grand rapids local food

Thursday, October 18th from 5:00-9:00pm

Romence Gardens and Greenhouse 265 Lakeside Dr. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tickets are $25.00 (children under 10 are free)

The following restaurants and food vendors that will be there showcasing their foods:

Amore Trattoria ltaliana
Bearboy Gourmet
Brann’s Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille
Brewery Vivant
Dancing Goat Creamery
Derby Station
Earthkeeper Farm
Egg Roll Queens
Essence Restaurant Group
Forest Hills Foods
The Gilmore Collection
Gordon Water
Grassfields Cheese
Graydon’s Crossing
Link Love
Logan’s Alley
Lubbers Family Farm
Making Thyme Kitchen
Old World Olive Press
Patricia’s Chocolates
Pietro’s Italian Restaurant
The Silver Spork
The Starving Artist
Tolmans Wholesale Meats
Tree Huggers
Trillium Haven
Twisted Rooster
Uptown Kitchen
Vertical Paradise Farms
The Winchester

And Beverages from:

Brewery Vivant
Vander Mill Cider
Art of the Table

(all food is included in the price of the ticket – beverages are purchased separately)

I hope to see you there – because I am definitely going!


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Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.