The Green River Festival is a premier music festival, yes, but it has also become a premier food festival as well, offering delicious, specialized food and beverages that you can feel good about — with ingredients sourced from local farms, expertly handcrafted, and served with love.
Our experienced, talented food vendors offer a rousing collision of delicious flavors from all over the world, creatively and thoughtfully crafted with fresh farm to festival ingredients, sustainable and fair trade sensibilities, and careful considerations for safety protocols — and dietary restrictions.
We salute our GRFestival Family of food vendors for working so tirelessly within the cross pollination of reciprocity and mutualism to bring us such amazing fare, served up with plenty of good cheer, fine accoutrements, artisanal beverages, and compostable cutlery. Thank you!
Festival goers will find plenty of places throughout the festival grounds to sit and enjoy their food and drinks — while still being able to enjoy the music. Bring your appetite! Our food vendors are the best! Nomnom!!
**Thursday Early Bird vendors
Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop brings their perennial good cheer, deep experience, and delicious pita goodness — falafel, veggie curry, gyros, chicken — as well as fresh cut and sweet potato fries to the festival once again! Their chicken and vegetarian curry pitas are available without the pita and with extra greens for an awesome gluten/grain-free option. Ahli Baba’s has a restaurant in Burlington, Vermont, and food trucks that travel to both large and small, local and distant festivals in the summer months. (Burlington, VT) IG @ahlibabaskabobshop
**All Things Maple is a local sugar house in Shelburne MA, specializing in 100% pure maple cream made on their farm. They’ve been a happy presence at local festivals such as the Three County Fair, Garlic & Arts Festival, Great Falls Pumpkin Fest, Mutton & Mead, and Strolling of the Heifers, and are bringing back their delicious local fried dough treats to the Green River Festival for 2021. Their freshly made fried dough is drizzled with sweet maple cream — with strawberries, bacon and cinnamon sugar as options to add to complete this amazing sweet treat! All dough is made on site from scratch with high quality ingredients that are locally sourced when possible. Try the maple cream and maple bacon for a delicious local treat! As well, their Marine Booth will open starting on Thursday throughout the festival to feed campers & crew & festival goers alike, with local burgers — beef & vegan options — hot dogs, hand cut fries, and all the best toppings, with build-your-own-salads made with local farm-fresh fare! Treat yourself to All Things Maple at their two Upper Midway spots. (Shelburne, MA)
Artifact Cider is a craft cider company based in Florence, Massachusetts, with taprooms in Florence and Cambridge, MA— starting this year, you can also find them in the GRFest’s Beer & Wine tents! We are happy to welcome Artifact as a sponsor this year! Artifact, who thoughtfully sources their apples primarily from orchards in the Connecticut River Valley, including Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain, uses advanced fermentation practices and creative applications of northeast apples to make ciders that are new and boundary-pushing, but still true to the art of cider-making. Find them in the Beer & Wine tents for some deliciously refreshing cider, including Feels Like Home (ABV 5.4%) — fruity and unfiltered, aged on rum-soaked oak chips — and Wild Thing (ABV 5.4%) — crisp and aromatic, 100% McIntosh. IG @artifactcider
Bart's Handcrafted Ice Cream Company has been keeping bellies happy and cool at the festival for almost as long as the festival has been around, and this year, we are pleased to welcome them as a new sponsor of the festival. Bart’s small-batched, hand-packed ice cream is made right here in Greenfield with high quality, locally-sourced ingredients; Barts has never used rBST growth hormones or corn syrup in their ice cream mix, uses only non-gmo cane sugar, and boasts a 16% butterfat content and 20% overrun, making their ice cream not only delicious but super creamy and dense. Barts also creates fresh, seasonal farm to festival flavors, using strawberries from Warner Farm in Sunderland, blueberries from Burnt Hill Farm in Heath, apples and peaches from Apex Orchard in Shelburne Falls, and ginger from former GRFest vendor Old Friends Farm in Amherst. Find Barts for delicious ice cream and sorbet at their roving cart by the Dole Building, AND their big scoop-truck operation on the backfield grass in the main stage field. (Greenfield, MA) IG @bartsicecream
Berkshire Brewing Company (BBC) was founded in the fall of 1994 in historic South Deerfield, MA, with a single purpose: to revive a time-honored tradition of high-quality craft brewing in this part of the region. For over 27 years, BBC has been brewing a broad-range of year-round and seasonal ales and lagers — always unfiltered, unpasteurized, and with no chemical additives or preservatives. BBC has sponsored the Green River Festival for many years, and will once again be filling your compostable cups in the Beer & Wine tents with all the BBC-brewed fan-favorites — Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale, Easy Like Citra IPA, Life on Marzen Oktoberfest, Dean’s Beans Coffee House Porter, ApuckaLips Wow Sour, and Czech Style Pilsner or Gold Spike Kolsch. BBC will also be offering seltzer, Race Point CBD Hemp-infused Seltzer, Sap House Mead, Pump House Wine, both rose and white, and Artisan Beverage Cooperative’s scrumptious Ginger Libation. And — new this year — the BBC Beer & Wine Tents will feature delicious small batch beers from Guest Tappers Whetstone Brewery, Amherst Brewery, and Moon Hill. Visit the BBC Beer & Wine tents along the upper edges of the Main Stage and Dean’s Beans Stage fields. IG @berkshirebrewco
Binge BBQ is a family run restaurant, catering & event company that uses a custom built traditional offset style smoker using seasoned oak logs as cooking fuel. Binge takes pride in the craft of smoking meat and strives to get better each day. Binge has fed festival goers to rave reviews at the festivals across New England, including the Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals, and we are excited to have them at the GRFest again this year! Follow your nose to their spot on the grandstand-end of the Midway, for Korean bbq chicken nuggets, short ribs, beef brisket, and pork & lamb shoulder with all the accoutrements: fresh slaw, buttered pencil cob corn grits, mac & cheese croquettes, relish, pickles, sauteed garlic greens, and sarsaparilla-birch bbq glaze. (Newport, RI) IG @bingebbq
Broccoli Bar is a Vermont born, chef-built, street-food-inspired, ultra fast-casual food cart & Brooklyn, NY-based restaurant that serves up a totally unique, customizable experience and outrageously delicious food. Their mission? To turn people and the world on to vegan food. By glorifying the humble, oft-maligned Broccoli, they make vegan foods fun — and somewhat ridiculous — as well as accessible, vibrant, and all-inclusive. Customers can choose the size of their basket and what goes inside and on top: triple garlic broccoli, tempura broccoli, maple-sriracha dumplings, broccoli-coconut green curry sauce, sticky rice, and complimentary toppings. There’s nothing quite like walking around the festival, noshing on their Big Sexy or Little Hottie! Look for their new trailer and van at their corner spot on the Upper Midway. (Burlington, VT & Brooklyn, NY)
Cocina Lupita specializes in traditional El Salvadoran cuisine — pupusas, pastelitos, tacos, burritos and aguas frescas. Many of their offerings are naturally vegetarian and gluten free. Their food is lovingly prepared by their El Salvadoran family with fresh, authentic ingredients. Find their food truck at the backfield of Main Stage, and be sure to visit them after the festival in their new downtown Greenfield location behind Wilson's department store. (Greenfield, MA) IG @cocinalupitagreenfield
Crooked Stick Pops creates craft ice pops with locally sourced ingredients — their pops feature berries, stone fruit, apples, pears, melons, herbs, flowers, and spices from local valley farms. Purists love Orange Cream & Strawberry Lemonade, while the adventurous might try Coconut Iced Coffee, Blueberry Lavender, or Watermelon Jalapeno. They rotate through 15-20 flavors at the festival, so there's always something new to enjoy. Find their sweet tricycle cart roving throughout the fairgrounds from their home base at the Dole Building on the Midway. (Easthampton, MA) IG @crookedstickpops
Dean’s Beans offers delicious hot and iced coffee and fruit smoothies at a fair price with a conscience. All of Dean’s fine whole bean specialty coffees are certified organic, fair trade, and kosher, and roasted in small batches at their beanery in nearby Orange, MA. For over two decades, festival sponsor Dean’s Beans’ mission has been clear: To use high quality specialty coffee as a vehicle for progressive change throughout the coffeelands of Asia, Africa and the Americas, through activism, ecological responsibility and innovative direct development programs with our cooperative partners. Stay well- fueled and inspired all festival long — and be sure to try their Nitro Cold Brew Iced Coffee served on tap. Find Dean’s Beans Coffee Trucks (yes, TWO!) on the backfields in front of the Dean’s Beans Stage and the Main Stage, both next to Beer & Wine. (Orange, MA) IG @deansbeanscoffee
Fancheezical returns for their sixth year, bringing their fantastical and magical cheez-in-the-middle fare. Deliciousness at every turn: Old skool grilled cheese, Bacon & Jam, BBQ, Nachos, Cornina cup, and Agua frescas & fresh cut watermelon to keep us festival-cool. So many good things to eat in that little truck, oh my jizzles! Look for Fancheezical’s fun, whimsical yellow food truck next to Binge BBQ in the Midway. (Swansea, MA) IG @fancheezical
Ginger Love Cafe serves Filipino street food and ginger infused non-alcoholic craft beverages throughout the Pioneer Valley. This is their first time at the Green River Festival. Mabuhay! (Welcome!) Filipino food, an eclectic mix of Spanish and Southeast Asian flavors, grew out of the cross-currents of Spanish colonization and Chinese immigrants. The more than 7,000 islands infuse Filipino food with bold and unique tropical flavors — at once different and familiar. Ginger Love uses no MSG, refined white sugar, and only gluten free soy sauce. Follow that delicious aroma to Ginger Love along the Midway, for Chicken Adobo, Coconut Jackfruit with tofu/Ginataang Langka, Papaya Salad, Filipinized Fries three ways, & Cold Coconut sticky rice with candied bananas and sweet corn (Ginataang Sanging at Mais). Kitakits! (See you there) (Easthampton, MA) IG @gingerlovecafe
Hattapon’s Thai Kitchen has been serving up their authentic, super-tasty, affordable Thai food at the festival for years. Beth and Hattaporn sharpen their recipes with annual trips to Thailand, infusing their food with experience, love, goodness, and humor. Their signature, pescatarian tofu pad thai, chicken satay, vegan banana rolls and cucumber salad will make your belly sing. Everything is gluten-free except their sweet banana rolls. Wash it all down with their sweet and creamy Thai iced tea. Big smiles await — find them along the Midway. (Greenfield, MA) IG @hattaponsthai
Holyoke Hummus Company serves up fresh, hot and tasty falafel plates, sliders, skewers, & sandwiches, hummus, fried brussel sprouts, grape leaves, and other Middle Eastern treats, with all the delectable accoutrements — citrusy tomato cucumber salad, pickled turnips, dollops of Holyoke Hummus with some pita (soft or chips), or a pair of stuffed grape leaves. Be sure to try out their famous Falafsicle. Find them in the Main Stage backfield. (Holyoke, MA) IG @holyokehummus
Jaju Pierogi Sixty-five years ago, Jaju Pierogi’s founders’ grandfather, or Jaju, started a Polish food business with his brothers and sisters in Western Massachusetts—hand-crafting pierogi, golabki, and kielbasa for their community. In 2015, Vanessa and Casey dusted off their grandfather's handwritten recipes and founded Jaju Pierogi to bring their Jaju’s delicious recipes and flavors to your dinner table. After spending their weekends growing up cutting, stuffing, and sealing pierogi in the back kitchen alongside their elders, Vanessa and Casey have perfected the Polish-style pierogi in traditional and creative flavors, fried up to order and served with sour cream. Mix and match any combination of flavors! Find them in grocery stores and festivals along the Northeast — and along the GRFest Midway! (Lynn, MA) IG @jajupierogi
*Kiwanis will be serving up delicious breakfast sammies to campers et al with all the options, including gluten-free, each festival morning from 7 to 11 am. Since 1922, the Kiwanis — bringing together Greenfield MA residents and business owners in fellowship— have supported reading programs, bicycle safety, community meals, volunteer at civic events and much more, enriching the community and making it a great place to live and raise a family. They’ve been serving up campground breakfast for the festival for the past few years. Find them at their permanent booth along the Upper Midway. (Greenfield)
La Veracruzana is well known for their authentic, delicious Mexican food throughout the valley. With over 25 years experience, their burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas — bean, chicken, steak, cheese, veggie — never disappoint. Find them along the Midway. (Amherst, Northampton, & Easthampton, MA) IG @la_veracruzana_restaurant
*Root Juice is an authentic Farm to Cup Juice and Smoothie Bar, whose practices are informed by Sam’s integrative health coaching and passion for cultivating the relationship between the health of the soil and our bodies. Using fresh organic produce from local farms, she sources locally whenever possible for the freshest, most nourishing blends around. Making on-site supah dupah fresh juiced and blended nutritious beverages and treats, Root Juice offers a long list of creative, refreshing smoothies, fruit and vegetable juices, ginger shots, vegan maple banana soft serve, smoothie bowls, apple cider, juice and smoothie pops, and fresh fruit. Smoothie favorites include: Blueberry Peach Lime Basil, Sourpatch Kid, Almond Date Blueberry Cacao, and Chocolate Peppermint Stick. Grab some delicious refreshment from Root Juice in their vintage airstream along the Upper Midway. They’ll be open early for breakfast, too, starting at 8 each morning. (Roxbury, VT) IG @rootjuicevt
Samara (aka MapleMama) Organic Beverages debuted their organic, non-GMO, EcoKosher hand-crafted maple-infused beverages at the festival five years ago to much acclaim. Since then, they’ve grown by leaps and bounds, and just recently refashioned their popular beverages with a fresh look and taste. Samara now features only 9 grams of sugar and 40 calories, but with the same great taste and ingredients: locally-harvested maple syrup, 54 antioxidants, 7 minerals and vitamins, and four delicious fruit blends. Stay refreshed and light on your feet all festival long with Samara’s delicious beverages; find them at their homebase at the Dole Building, and roving in their handcart throughout the fairgrounds. (Wendell, MA) IG @drinkmaplemama
Santo Taco brings their delicious, authentic Mexican street food to the GRFest again, this time, in their new food truck! Specializing in making tacos using local, organic and sustainable products whenever possible, Santo Taco also offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Chicken Tinga , Pork Al Pastor, Vegan/Vegetarian taco, Beef picadillo taco, Mexican street corn and tortilla chips with salsa. Try their homemade salsas! and Aguas Frescas! Find the Santo Taco truck on the lower end of the Midway. (Turners Falls, MA)
*Skinny Pancake is a Vermont based crêperie offering a variety of farm-to-table sweet + savory crepes, all made on site to order, using locally-sourced ingredients and a whole lotta love, with delicious options to meet most dietary needs — gluten free, vegan, and veggie options available including a gluten-free/vegan batter. Their mobile crepe set-up has been traveling around the Northeast for over 15 years, with a mission to change the world by creating a more delicious food shed that is healthy, fun, and affordable. Some fan favorites include the Lovemaker with organic fresh strawberries and palm-oil free chocolate hazelnut spread, or the classic Johnny Crepe with VT BBQ pulled pork. All crepes are made to order and can accommodate any and all crepe lovers for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. With over 7 locations around Vermont, they’re spreading the joy further across the Northeast with a new Skinny Pancake in Albany NY this fall! Find them slinging those delicious crepes from their spot along the Midway. They’ll be open early for breakfast every morning, too, starting at 7 am. Be prepared to be mesmerized. (Burlington, VT) IG @skinnypancake
Three Leaf Foods is a woman-owned, spunky family business serving up healthy, wholesome, and tasty food throughout New England since 1990. Jody and crew have been serving up their fresh, colorful, delicious veggie and chicken wraps and rice bowls at the festival for 15 years! Using sauteed local veggies, and either marinated tofu or chicken for protein, Three Leaf offers different flavored wraps and your choice of rice, cheeses, and sauces, including roasted garlic, smoked tomato, sesame lime, hot or soy sauce. All entrees are made to order so customers can opt for vegan, vegetarian, dairy or gluten free options. Find them at their tented spot on the Midway. (Portland, ME) IG @threeleaffoods
Ting Ting Dumplings (formerly Good to Go), have been vending their crazy-good dumplings, rice bowls, and coconut sticky rice at the festival for years! Best evah. Offerings include Chinatown Steamed Dumplings, Red Curried Dumplings, Sweet and Spicy Bacon Dumplings, Sticky Rice with various toppings, Buddha Rice Bowl, Baller Rice Bowl, Thai Basil Limeade, and Mint Iced Tea. Ting Ting Dumplings serves up many vegan and gluten free offerings, and sources their ingredients from many valley farms. Find Michael and crew — and all the sublime deliciousness — at the lower end of the Midway. (Warren, VT) IG @makewayfordumplings
Wells Provisions brings a taste of New Orleans to the hills of Western Mass — and to this year’s Green River Festival! The team of NOLA transplants has taken their experience working in some of the best restaurants in the Big Easy to create a laid back market, cafe and ice cream shop on the historic Mohawk Trail in Charlemont that they’ve recreated for the festival. Their menu doesn't end at po-boys and gumbo. Local ingredients take center-stage (or shall we say "plate"), to feature the amazing bounty of the farmers and food producers in the region. Pay them a visit on the Upper Midway for a delicious meal and a taste of southern hospitality. (Charlemont, MA) IG @wellsprovisions