Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-419.
Two of the chefs participating were Skate Creek Farm customers, who are committed to serving sustainably-raised meats. The other three chefs also try to purchase locally, but it was important for them to see the interest that was generated in grass-fed meats, and to meet other farmers who could supply them with goat, lamb, beef and pork. One of those chefs already called the farm to ask about placing more regular orders.
It is impossible to tell if this festival directly contributed to an increase in sales, but based on the attendance, and the positive response from grass-fed meat farmers who participated, the event brought together a huge number of interested potential customers to learn about the products.