The theme of Findlay Market's annual "Flavor of Findlay" fundraiser this year is "Diversity in Motion." Taking place Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., the event will spotlight local women- and minority-owned businesses, with numerous food and drink tasting stations presented by market vendors and others in the community, all to raise funds for "beautification at the market, food entrepreneurship programs, initiatives to support vendors, and facility upgrades."
General admission tickets to Flavor of Findlay are $75 and this year there are VIP tickets (providing access to exclusive tastings) for $125. Tickets can be purchased here.
General admission ticket-holders get access to the following tasting-station presenters:
Babushka Pierogies + La Soupe
Bouchard's Pasta + Red Feather
Dean's Mediterranean Imports + Quan Hapa/Pho Lang Thang
Deeper Roots + Madisono's Gelato
Em's Sourdough Bread + Dana Adkins
Gramma Debbie's Kitchen + Django Western Taco
Harvest Pizza + Waterfield LLC
Luken's Poultry, Fish & Seafood + French Crust Cafe & Bistro; Jean-Robert's Table
Madison's + Bouquet
Maverick Chocolate Co. + Cherbourg Cyprus
Mimi's Gourmet Egg Rolls & Curry Bowls + Eli's BBQ
Taste of Belgium
The Rhined + The Anchor
VIP ticket-holders get access to all of those vendors, as well as the following:
Flavors of the Isle
The Passion Plate
Rice Head Philippine Cuisine
There will also be wine pairings (provided by Market Wines), a silent auction, a "lively DJ" and much more. Click here for full "Flavor of Findlay" details.
Those who cannot attend can participate in the silent auction here. You can also donate at the link to help with things like translation services, equipment and rent for low-income minority business owners to run a pop-up booth at the Market.