Tap into the best of the Rogue Valley's food, drink and music at the third annual Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass as THRIVE kicks off Medford Beer Week: 12-8pm Saturday June 13 at beautiful Eden Valley Orchards. This family-friendly event is brought to you by Thrive and sponsored by Basil & Berries and Green Hammer; event proceeds go to THRIVE's local food programs.
"We're bringing together the best of the Rogue Valley's craft brewers and artisan meats in a down-on-the-farm celebration of our local flavor," says Thrive Executive Director Wendy Siporen. "We are thrilled to be a part of Medford Beer Week and have this opportunity to highlight the growing microbrew industry in Southern Oregon and the diversity of Rogue Valley ranches."
THRIVE, the Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy, is a 16-year old economic development organization working to cultivate a more sustainable local economy, focusing on community food security. THRIVE publishes the Rogue Flavor local food guide and coordinates Eat Local Week every September. Rogue Valley Grown, a new Thrive project, connects farmer, grocers and shoppers in the Rogue Valley. Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass is part of THRIVE's mission to bring together business owners, workers and community members to cultivate a vital economy that is socially, financially and environmentally sustainable, promoting local resources and public awareness of the individual’s role in shaping the economy.
The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy