If you've been in Rochester for any length of time you've probably heard about the Foodlink Festival of Food! This year they are celebrating their 15th year on Monday, September 17th from 6-9pm at the City of Rochester Public Market.
Here are 5 steps you need to take to have the best experience:
1. Buy Your Ticket!
This one might be a given, but it’s coming up quickly and you don't want to wait. This is a big event every year and a great celebration of our region's agriculture and culinary talents. To purchase your ticket head to: Foodlink's Website
Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door, VIP is $75 in advance only. Each attendee receives a wine glass, tasting plate and unlimited free samples!
2. Invite Your Friends
Sure, this event could be a blast on your own, trying whatever foods you want and meeting new people, but why not have your crew there with you?!
Once you're set and your friends are set, clear your schedule, you're going to the Festival of Food! It's Monday, September 17th from 6-9pm at the City of Rochester Public Market.
4. Eat, Drink & Be Merry
The Foodlink Festival of Food is said to be Upstate New York's largest tasting event with tastings from 120 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and farms. Sample from new restaurants like Native Eatery and Bar, Steadfast and Swan Dive, right along side the Rochester staples like Lento, James Brown Place and Salena's. Maybe skip lunch this day...
5. Feel Great about Supporting Foodlink
Foodlink's mission is "to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities" and their history in Rochester reaches back to 1978. They are fighting hunger through nutrition education, food access programs, food banks, mobile pantries and so much more. All proceeds benefit Foodlink, who has been serving Central and Western New York for almost 40 years.