Planning under way for the 2nd Annual Cape Land & Sea Harvest

HYANNIS, MA - The second annual Cape Land and Sea Harvest (CLASH) will be held Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2007. The objective of the four-day event is to celebrate the rich agricultural and fishing heritage and abundant local foods of Cape Cod.

The inaugural Cape Land and Sea Harvest was a major success and plans are already underway to make the 2007 event bigger and better. Once again this year the CLASH will include a wide range of activities designed to appeal to the entire family. Participating restaurants will offer special tasting menus that showcase local ingredients. Farms, cranberry bogs, fisheries, wineries, breweries and other agricultural businesses will provide tours and behind-the-scenes views of their operations. A season finale farmers? market will offer customers an opportunity to purchase locally harvested fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. And, at the sixth annual Cape Cod Oyster Festival, attendees will feast on raw, baked, roasted and stewed oysters prepared by local restaurants, and sample wines from the best vineyards in the world. Massachusetts Aquaculture Association is coming on board to help ramp up the Oyster Festival this year with more oysters and a larger variety than ever before.

Also this year a fourth day has been added to include educational sessions at the Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis. Hosted by the Zammer Hospitality Institute at the college, these sessions will focus on the ?sustainable? efforts that make up a growing part of the curriculum at the college for culinary arts students. Along with culinary demonstrations, buying tips and product usage suggestions will fill out the program to be held on campus.

Cape Cod businesses interested in participating in 2007 Cape Land and Sea Harvest are invited to contact Joan Wright via email at [email protected] or phone 508.775.7982.

The 2007 Cape Land & Sea Harvest is being organized by Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen?s Association, Edible Cape Cod Magazine, Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, The Mid-Cape Farmers? Market and The Zammer Hospitality Institute of Cape Cod Community College.

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