Foodstock 2014 on Saturday to feature local food, drink


The vendors of the Artisan Food Center at Blue Mountain Station are bringing their own flavor in a tribute event to Woodstock this weekend.

“Foodstock 2014” will be a family-friendly feast festival with music, a bounce house, a tie-dye station and, of course, food from an array of vendors.

The event runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Artisan Food Center just at the west entrance to Dayton on U.S. Highway 12.

Food vendors for the event include Granny’s Hot Tamales, Grain House Grill and Why Not Pizza. Additionally, the food center will be open with locally grown produce from Numi Garden, fresh chevre and other goat cheese from Little Dipper Dairy, coffee from Rey’s Roast, the “weird” combination from Aardvark Granola, and mead fermented by Experimental Fermentation Company from Pacific Northwest wildflower honey. An array of natural and organic products will also be available at the Blue Mountain Station Co-Op.

Guests should plan to bring their own blankets for the event. Entertainment will be provided by the Poetry Assassins.

The Artisan Food Center at Blue Mountain Station opened last December as the anchor for the community’s eco-food processing park. The development — focused on the recruitment of artisan food processors — also contains a commercial kitchen for rent, plus retail through local vendors. For more details on the event, call the Port of Columbia at 509-382-2577.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at 509-526-8321, or on Twitter.


greest 10 months, 3 weeks ago

How ironic that the Port of Columbia is promoting artisan-food tourism while Columbia County Planning Commissioners are hampering one of the county's best-known, established artisan-food producers, Monteillet Fromagerie.


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