The fifth annual Wisconsin Farm to Table Dinner will be held at Darlington Ridge Farms on Saturday, August 4th, at 5 p.m.
The Farm to Table dinner is designed to bring consumers and farmers together to explore the world of agriculture. It centers on animal care, sustainable practices, and the safe and pure food products consumed at dinner tables throughout the year. Farm tours will kick off the evening’s festivities at 5:00 p.m. Live music entertainment by Boxcar Social band will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. Then a catered dinner program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Enticing creations designed by local chef Tyler Sailsbery of The Black Sheep restaurant, Fin and Hooves, and Casual Joes, will fill the plates and the conversations. All of the evening’s pieces lend to a common goal of bringing together a community of consumers through food grown and raised by local farmers, found at local grocery stores, and thoughtfully prepared by local culinary experts.
Local Food Contributors to the Farm to Table Dinner:
- DC Kamps Farms, Belmont, Wis.: Don and Christine Kamps are contributing pork
- Four Creeks Bison, Galena, Ill.: Jake and Jeff Williams are contributing bison
Additional farms and businesses are supplying ingredients to the Wisconsin Farm to Table meal as well as presenting their stories during the dinner program:
- Badger Brothers Coffee, Platteville, Wis.: Darin Shireman is contributing coffee beans
- Blue Barrel Produce, Kieler, Wis.: Kristen and Kennedy Conley are contributing produce
- New Century Farm, Mineral Point, Wis.: Dean Dickel (farmer) and Ryan Miller (Farmers Henhouse distributor) are contributing eggs
- Roelli Cheese Company, Shullsburg, Wis.: Chris Roelli is contributing cheese
- Darlington Ridge Farms, Darlington, Wis.: Jim and Katie DiGangi will also share the story behind their dairy farm hosting the event.
Wisconsin Farm to Table is also thankful for their in-kind and monetary contributions from the following Wisconsin farmers, suppliers, and organizations:
Animart, Benton Feed and Farm Supply, Boxcar Social, Cedar Cross Overhead Door, Center Hill Veterinary Clinic, Chief’s Pumping Service, LLC, Chula Vista Cheese Company, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Dearth Livestock, Dodgeville Agri-Service/ Vita Plus, Feed Components, Genex, Heartland Graphics, Kent Transport, Klondike Cheese Company, Kruser Septic Service, Lafayette County Farm Bureau, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Lena Vet Clinic, Lewis Station Winery, Little Giant Company, New Glarus Brewing Company, Pilling Electric, Potosi Brewery Premier Cooperative, Reddy Ag/ Ross Soil Service, Ritchie Implement, Inc., Rock River Laboratory, Inc., Ruchti Stainless, Rural Route 1 Popcorn, Inc., Shullsburg Creamery, Sloan Implement, The Cider Farm, Toot + Kate’s Winebar, Wedig Welding, Whispering Bluffs Winery, and Zoetis.
This year Darlington Ridge Farms has named Family Promise of Grant County and the Belmont Remarkable Angels as the recipients of a portion of the evening’s Wisconsin Farm to Table proceeds.
For information and dinner tickets can be found at, www.wifarmtotable.com, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at (262) 203-4016, or email [email protected]. The event is open to the public and specifically influential people in the surrounding region that are interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates. The event is limited to the first 100 guests.