​On Sunday, June 4, more than 65 premium wineries, 11 breweries, nearly 30 gourmet food purveyors and 11 local restaurants will pack onto Mill Valley’s Downtown Plaza to serve up an afternoon of deliciousness to the more than 1,000 attendees of the 36th Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food Tasting. Proceeds from the event, produced by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, go to Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Community Schools Foundation, and the Chamber.

While sampling some of the best food, wine and beer that California has to offer, attendees will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Zero Waste efforts of Mill Valley and Marin County by making sure the trays, plates, serving containers and cups they receive throughout the day are placed into the proper bins on the plaza. In partnership with Mill Valley Refuse Service, the Chamber is posting custom signage on all waste bins and sorting directions will be given from volunteer waste monitors. All items being provided by the event vendors will be compostable.  

“We’re thrilled to assist the Mill Valley Chamber and its partners with their efforts to create a Zero Waste program for this landmark local event,” said Mill Valley Refuse Principal Jim Iavarone, a board member of the Mill Valley Chamber. “We encourage attendees to take a second after they finish their food or drink and make sure that the containers end up in the right bin.”

“As the City strives toward our Zero Waste goals, we greatly appreciate the Mill Valley Chamber’s efforts to “green” this wonderful community event.” says Danielle Staude, Senior Planner and Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Mill Valley. “Having clear signage at waste stations and the use of compostable and recyclable materials at the event is a big step forward in sending as little waste into the landfill as possible.” 

Sponsored by Mill Valley Market since 1981, the Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting event also features live music from the  Michael White Band as well as complimentary valet bicycle parking, provided by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and sponsored by Tam Bikes in Mill Valley.


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