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Harvest Fest 2016 Celebrates Food "From Field to Table"


The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and the Wyoming County Business Education Council (BEC) presented "Harvest Fest: A Celebration of Food from Field to Table" 5:30-7:30pm Wednesday, September 21 at the American Legion Hall in the Warsaw Village Park.


In its fifth year, Harvest Fest spotlighted a wide variety of delicious food tasting items prepared by local chefs, utilizing fresh produce and ingredients from local growers. Participating vendors included the Arts Council for Wyoming County, Black Button Distilling, Byrncliff Resort and Conference Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, Decisions Catering, Deer Run Winery, East Hill Creamery, Farm Credit East, Fidelis Care, Finger Lakes Cookie Co., The Flour Pot Bakery, Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union, Gordon and Karen Almeter, HLW Acres Poultry Processing, KidStart, The Lumber Yard, MVP, Once Again Nut Butter, Perry School Hightunnel & Garden, Pioneer FFA, Wegmans, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Do-Gooders, The Arc of Livingston Wyoming Wellness Committee, and Yummies.

All of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Arc and the Wyoming County Business Educaztion Council (BEC). The Arc provides services to developmentally disabled individuals and their families in Livingston and Wyoming Counties. The BEC assists local youth in becoming productive workers, lifelong learners, and better prepared for career choices.


"(Harvest Fest) is a way to celebrate our local growers, our great local chefs and restaurants, and create a social opportunity to get reconnected with members of the Wyoming County community in a farm-market, family atmosphere," says BEC Executive Director Linda Leblond, one of the event coordinators.


Harvest Fest was made possible by genersous contributions from M&T Bank, Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union, Farm Credit East, and Dr. Lyle Lehman. For more information, call Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Public Relations Director Jeff Thomas at 658-2828 ext.128.