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Local Foods Tasting Event Nov. 3 in Spearfish

Posted 10/20/2017 7:52am by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

Tickets are now available for the ‘Friday Night Social’ event featuring South Dakota chef & producer food pairings and networking opportunities. The event, scheduled for Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m. MT at the Holiday Inn Spearfish Convention Center, will provide a fun and lively conversation while celebrating our state’s local food scene.

Local foods producers, chefs, consumers, and those with a passion for food are invited to attend. 

“This event will provide a sampling of West River fare from eight restaurants and their chef,” said Chef M.J. Adams, event coordinator. There will be two wine makers, two microbrewers, and an ice cream maker in addition to the food samples provided by the chefs.

Meet Deborah Madison, nationally recognized chef, cooking instructor and cookbook author, during the event. Madison is the keynote speaker of the South Dakota Local Foods Conference being held in Spearfish Nov. 2-4.

Madison is one of the originators of the local foods movement in the U.S. She served on the board of the Seed Savers Exchange and was co-director of the Monte del Sol Edible Kitchen Garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased by credit or debit card online or in person at The Market, 333 Omaha St., Rapid City or Good Earth Natural Foods, 638 Main St., Spearfish.  Only cash is accepted at these two locations. Tickets are limited. 

Those interested educational sessions and networking related to specialty crop production, marketing, health and business as well as local foods efforts across the state are encouraged to attend the S.D. Local Foods Conference and pre-conference sessions. Visit for a full schedule.  

The ‘Friday Night Social’ event is sponsored and coordinated by a collaboration of partners including Chef MJ Adams, the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association, Visit Spearfish, Good Earth Natural Foods, and The Market. 

Direct any questions to conference organizers at or 605-681-6793. For more information visit South Dakota Local Foods on Facebook or the SDSPA website