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The 2018 Taste of Local Festival – A Status Update

Many of you have asked about the 2018 Taste of Local Festival.
So, we thought we’d provide you with a status update.

As we all know, the Thomas Fire and mudslides made December 2017 and January 2018 extremely challenging for our 805 communities. It also affected us on a personal level with the loss of the Wicked Wire Ranch, home to Totally local VC and the Totally Local VC Education Gardens.

Wicked Wire Ranch, home of Totally Local VC and its education garden

Totally Local VC’s Local Love Project continues to help our community

Many of our local businesses were affected by the disaster, and yet they stepped up to help our community and continue to do so. Understanding the long-term impact that all of this has had on our local businesses and community, we at Totally Local VC and The Local Love Project feel that our efforts would be best utilized by continuing to focus on helping our community and those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides.

Status of the 2018 Taste of Local Festival

Therefore, we will not be presenting the 2018 edition of Taste of Local Festival. We know many of you will be disappointed by this news. But we encourage you to take the money you may have spent on attending the festival and spend it with one of our amazing local businesses or non-profits. Or, make a donation to The Local Love Project, helping us to continue our work providing relief and support to those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides.

We will be back! The 2019 Taste of Local Festival dates will be announced this fall.  We will also be announcing plans shortly for a Thomas Fire Remembrance event this December.

Thank you for your continuing support

We want to express our deepest gratitude for your support of not only the Taste of Local Festival, Totally Local VC and The Local Love Project, but also for our community.

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