Celebrate the bounty of Boundary County at the second annual Farm to Table Dinner, which will take place September 23, 6 to 9pm, at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. Featuring organic food from the GROW (Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing) Community Garden, the five-course dinner will also incorporate fresh and local foods from small farms in Boundary County and is a fundraising event for GROW.
“This premier event helps us connect as a food independent community with common goals of self-sufficiency and support for those who need it,” says Kate Painter, Agricultural Extension educator for University of Idaho Extension in Boundary County and organizer for the event. “We have a very supportive and generous community here in Boundary County. This event helps us celebrate that fact.”
On the menu, those in attendance will find new offerings, all from Boundary County, and much of it from the GROW Community Garden. This year’s exciting menu includes several appetizers, fresh salad, locally made pasta with pesto, roast beef and carrots, potatoes, and peach cobbler with locally made ice cream. In addition to the wonderful food, there will be live music with Fiddlin’ Red and his band the Ruff Shod from Sandpoint, a silent auction and raffle items.
According to Kate, the highlight of the event is not just the food and entertainment, but “the community interaction among supportive young and old growers and community members.” She adds, “I hope they walk away with a great feeling of community, loving where we live and richer for the experience.”
Last year’s event sold out! There are just 100 tickets available for purchase, so buy your tickets today. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased on EventBrite.com. For more information, contact the UI Extension Office at 208.267.3235.
Funds from the event are used to pay operating expenses at the Community Garden. Find out more about GROW online at GrowBoundaryCounty.org.