“Raising the Roots” Farm-to-Fork Tasting Event Returns to Buffalo’s West Side

Local chefs to prepare harvest-inspired dishes paired with beverages and educational activities

There’s no better way to learn about the local sustainable food landscape in Buffalo, than by attending Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) “Raising the Roots” tasting event. The annual farm-to-fork gathering features delicious farm fresh foods served up by nine local chefs.

Raising the Roots (for Equity) is also a fundraiser for MAP, which is one of the local farms that will be providing seasonal-select produce to the chefs. The event will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farmhouse & Community Food Training Center located at 387 Massachusetts Avenue. 

Live music will be provided by Comienzos, a new Buffalo trio who will perform music from around the world including Latin America, Brazil, and Eastern Europe.  

Tastings will include food, and a selection of beer, wine and other beverages at various stations. Attendees will get a firsthand look at just how important it is to support the local farm community, while eating foods that are prepared by using wholesome and ethically sourced ingredients.

“We believe that good food has the power to build strong communities. By bringing together chefs, farmers, and food enthusiasts we create a vibrant environment where we can unite around a shared passion for a more equitable food system here in Buffalo,” said Diane Picard, Executive Director at MAP.

Taste farm fresh foods prepared by:

Big Big Table

Boom! Pie

Butter Block

Community Beer Works

Extra Extra Pizza

KT Caribbean Cuisine

Mint & Plant Soul Vegan

Smita’s Cookery


Sip on beverages brewed & crafted by:

Community Beer Works

Resurgence Brewing Co. & BlackBird Cider Works

Paradise Wine


Foolish Coffee

Aside from all of the delicious food offerings, guests will also be able to participate in a number of activities, including a plant dye demonstration with Stitch Buffalo, a make-your-own flower bouquet bar, and a honey bee demonstration.

This event is made possible by “Raising the Roots” presenting sponsor Larkin Square. For more information and to purchase tickets, which are $75 each and include all food and beverage, visit:

Massachusetts Avenue Project | 387 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213

The post “Raising the Roots” Farm-to-Fork Tasting Event Returns to Buffalo’s West Side appeared first on Buffalo Rising.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *