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Farm to Table- A Taste of Columbia County
October 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Farm to Table is inspired by Columbia County’s deep roots in agriculture, which once defined the way of life here! From row crops, vegetables, pine trees, cattle, poultry, dairy, swine, turpentine, honey and more, our farmers contribute greatly to the quality of life in this county. Today, local farming is still a vital legacy, and Farm to Table was created to celebrate and pay tribute to our farmers and agricultural community. Without them, where would we be?
Farm to Table is here to showcase our agriculture community, recognize our talented culinary chefs, and to support the entrepreneurial spirit within Columbia County. Farmers and entrepreneurs work closely together to produce honey, goat cheese, dairy products, jam, vegetables, fruits, hot sauce, soap, and more. This is what makes Columbia County and Lake City our rural home.
The evening’s menu will consist of 7 courses of “tapas style meals” featuring local agricultural products prepared by local culinary chefs. There will be much to see, taste, and enjoy!
Each dollar raised will be divided among our community’s agricultural youth organizations: 4-H and FFA. College scholarships will also be given to well-deserving high school seniors that present a letter for selection that evening. These youth agricultural leadership organizations will be participating in the event, serving, and greeting our guests.
Approximately 25 tables will be available for the evening’s festivities. Each table will seat 8, for a cost of $600 per table or an individual dinner ticket can be purchased for $100. The evening festivities will also include a Silent Auction.
Guests are encouraged to bring a jar of peanut butter and one canned item as a donation in support of the “Peanut Butter Challenge”- a UF/IFAS program that supports Catholic Charities. This program supports local peanut growers and provides nutritious food to needy families between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Donated canned items will be given to the Christian Service Center, food banks, and other organizations who provide for those in need.
As you can see, this event will not only recognize our local farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs, but it will serve to support our youth involved in agriculture who want to see it continue to thrive in our community.
This is a time for our community to show our roots with Farm to Table!
For table or ticket reservations, please call 386-758-1390 or 386-623-5427. Seats are limited.