Bedford, PA —  The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 5th annual Farm to Table Chef Showcase and Whiskey Rebellion:  Sunday, March 19th from 2-5pm at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob.
Hosted in partnership with the Bedford County Historical Society and sponsored by R&T Stone and WJAC-TV, the Showcase will feature the culinary craftsmanship of many local restaurants, including: Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Golden Eagle Inn, LIFeSTYLE, Twisted Trout, Horn O’ Plenty, Wholesome Living Marketplace and Bedford Elks Country Club.
Recognizing the significant role that agriculture plays in our region and our nation, the chefs’ samplings will be inspired by local farms and feature ingredients grown, raised or produced in Bedford County and/or Pennsylvania.  The chefs will be on hand to meet and greet guests, with some also offering demonstrations of their professional techniques.  Local products featured in the recipes include: beef, pork, eggs, apples, cheese, milk, and more. Participating farms include: Jubilee Farms, Clover Creek Cheese Cellar, Goodness Grows, Horn O Plenty, Ridgetop Orchards, Hidden Hills Dairy, CR Mountain Ranch, and Wholesome Living.
“This is a special event for our agribusiness committee,” said Chamber President CEO, Kellie Goodman Shaffer. “To have the chance to shine a spotlight on some of the outstanding farms in the Bedford County region, as well as the wonderful restaurants and chefs in our county, is a real thrill for us.  Guests will enjoy a fun afternoon of great food and great fellowship, while celebrating local agriculture, history and culinary excellence.”
Live music by Jackson Monsour will provide the soundtrack for an afternoon to celebrate local agriculture, history, and the blossoming culinary community that features so many unique independently owned restaurants.
Complimentary tastings of Wigle Whiskey and Golia Vodka as well as Bedford County’s Briar Valley Wines, and Pennsylvania-brewed beers provided by White Horse Brewery, Juniata Beverage and Queen City Fruit & Produce will accompany the delicious food samplings.
Our host, the Bedford County Historical Society, will offer resources to enlighten the audience about details of the Whiskey Rebellion, which brought President George Washington to the area to quell the first challenge to the new United States Government in 1791.  Farmers resisted a so-called “whiskey tax,” the first of its kind proposed by the original federal government.
Tickets for the Showcase are $30 and are available at the Chamber office or may be reserved by phone (814.623.2233.) or online:  There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.