Locavores will love Farm-to-Table event

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eureka Springs -- Carroll County Fresh, a sustainable agriculture initiative that gives residents of Carroll County access to fresh, affordable, high-quality, locally-grown food and food products, is proud to announce a partnership with the Crescent Hotel and the Crystal Dining Room to bring the first Farm to Table dinner to Carroll County.

"As the local food movement grows across the country, Farm to Table dinners have become incredibly popular," event organizer and CCF board member, Andrew Schwerin, noted.

"Typically, a favorite local chef might be invited to a particular farm to prepare a meal that showcases the foods grown on that farm. Our event will be a little different -- an evening at the Crystal Dining Room featuring foods from several local farms, including organic grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, and the incredible summer bounty of our vegetable farms."

The special dinner takes place Wednesday, August 10, beginning at 5 p.m. with an open bar and appetizer course in the Crystal Dining Room.

At 6 p.m., a five-course dinner with wine pairings will feature produce and products from Foundation Farm, Oak Hill Farm, Shady Grove Farm, Homestead Farm, Fiddlehead Farm, RP Organic Beef, and Roaring River Bread Company -- all of which participate in Berryville, Eureka Springs and Holiday Island Farmers' Markets.

Proceeds from the event help support the work of Carroll County Fresh and local farmers. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.carrollcountyfresh.com, and several local businesses including The Eureka Market, Community First Bank (Eureka Springs and Berryville), and Eureka Springs Farmers' Market at Pine Mountain Village on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 -- noon.

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  • Already bought tickets, so looking forward to this. What a wonderful idea. Good for the farmers, good for the Crescent and everyone else involved. We have to support our local farmers. They are facing so many challenges with climate change and the economy. It is true, you pay for what you get, and I am so willing to pay for good produce, etc. When I know I could buy something cheaper at the local grocery I think about all the small farmers selling really, really good stuff. They are fighting to survive. Let's help them. See you at the dinner. Let's make it a twice a year thing! Summer and Fall.

    -- Posted by penny sullivan on Thu, Aug 4, 2011, at 7:30 PM
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