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2023 Farm to Table Dinner
September 10 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An apple a day keeps the doctor away – or so the story goes! Join us to celebrate our local farmers markets, and our great Michigan seasonal bounty, at this year’s Farm to Table Fabulous Feast event, on Sunday, September 10. Tickets are now on sale.
This annual event has come full circle, being hosted by each of the 5 Healthy Town communities since 2016. Last year, the event made its way back to Chelsea, and for 2023, the volunteer planning committee is excited about working with community members from each of the towns, as well as this year’s host – Alber Orchard & Cider Mill in Manchester.
“Alber Orchard has welcomed us for the second time,” said Laura Wohlgemuth, planning committee member. “This venue is the perfect place to celebrate the Fall harvest season, local farmers, and a wonderful dinner prepared and served by your friends and neighbors. This year we will use the barns and inside seating areas accessible to everyone, so we will be protected rain or shine!”
The planning committee has lined up local chefs to prepare the feast and is pleased to welcome back chefs from Smokehouse 52, Silver Maples, Chelsea Alehouse, and Moveable Feast. New contributors include Lakehouse Bakery, Manchester Market, Smokey Michigan, River Raisin Distillery, Chateuaux, and Millie’s Coffeehouse.
This year’s silent auction features great gifts, services, and gift cards from local businesses. The auction will open on the day of the event, and donations can be made on the link.
Steve Petty, CEO of the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation, sees the event as much more than a dinner. “Our local farmers markets are our partners in every way – helping families in our communities to eat better and connect with each other – two important elements of the Foundation’s mission. Our farmers markets play an essential role in the five healthy towns to support greater access to fresh, local foods at affordable prices.”
WHAT: 5 Healthy Towns Farm to Table Fabulous Feast, a multi-course dinner and celebration
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2023, 3pm – 6pm
WHERE: Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, Manchester
COST: Tickets are $75. Available online at Eventbrite or at the Farmers Markets in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester, and Stockbridge.
To volunteer, sponsor, donate or attend this year’s event, go to link below.