We just heard some great news! The Ashland, OR Growers and Crafters Market that takes place out front of our restaurant on Oak Street every Saturday will extend its season one more week to coincide with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Food and Wine Classic. We couldn’t be happier that these two fun festivities will be together downtown the weekend of November 5th and 6th, right next to Standing Stone! Both events have a “local” theme in common, with workshops on shopping in your local community, and vendors at both venues offering fresh, local fare.
The Food and Wine Classic showcases our region’s premier culinary artists and local bounty through a weekend of workshops and a Chef Showdown at the Historic Ashland Armory from Noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. This year, seven talented chefs will compete against 2010 Top Chef Chandra Corwin for the reigning title, creating dishes with surprise fresh ingredients, unveiled right as the cook-off begins.
During the Chef Showdown, Standing Stone will be pouring beer among over 30 other local vendors. We’ll be serving up tastes of some of our cherished brews, and selling pints for those who thirst for a bit more. There will also be wine and sweet and savory fare, and the beloved dessert competition on Saturday from 2-3pm.
The Food & Wine Classic will also include workshops to help you make the most of local foods. Guests can purchase a variety of admission packages to attend events over the course of the weekend. Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for ticket and package info. We suggest Saturday morning’s workshop How to Shop Your Farmer’s Market – Shop and Tour Ashland’s Saturday Grower’s Market.
Don’t miss out on the last chance to browse fresh, local produce straight from our local farms right downtown in Ashland. And if you live in the area, remember the Tuesday Ashland Growers and Crafters Market continues until November 22nd, with even more fall harvest to savor.
We hope to see you downtown this first weekend in November!