Trial to Table

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Franny's Farm | 22 Franny's Farm Road, Leicester, NC 28748
$200 per person

 

Trial to Table

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Franny's Farm | 22 Franny's Farm Road, Leicester, NC 28748

$200 per person

This will be an outdoor, open-air tented event. 

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment.

Join Chow Chow for a journey of agricultural rediscovery and culinary adventure! Based in Asheville, NC, the Utopian Seed Project is a hands-in-the-earth nonprofit committed to trialing crops and varieties in the Southeast to support diversity in food and farming. Chef Katie Button will moderate an engaging discussion with Chris Smith, Executive Director for Utopian Seed Project (USP) and USP Board members Chef Ashleigh Shanti - Food or Death, Brandon Ruiz - Yucayeke Farms and Jamie Swofford - The Chef's Farmer. They will share the USP's vision to create an engaged network of growers, gardeners, farmers, foodies, cooks and chefs to help celebrate crop diversity. Enjoy a delicious five course meal showcasing rare and heirloom crops being grown by the Project right there at beautiful Franny's Farm. Guests will be able to tour the gardens and learn about USP's seed and plant trials and their overarching vision to create food security in the face of climate change through diverse and regenerative agriculture.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Brandon Ruiz - Yucayeke Farms & Utopian Seed Project, Jamie Swofford - The Chef's Farmer & Utopian Seed Project, Philip Bollhoefer - The Montford Rooftop Bar, Brittany Kroeyr - Katie Button Restaurants/Curate, Dan Silo - Sawhorse

Event Sponsor: SEDERA

Venue Sponsor: FRANNY'S FARM

This will be an outdoor, open-air tented event. 

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment.

Join Chow Chow for a journey of agricultural rediscovery and culinary adventure! Based in Asheville, NC, the Utopian Seed Project is a hands-in-the-earth nonprofit committed to trialing crops and varieties in the Southeast to support diversity in food and farming. Chef Katie Button will moderate an engaging discussion with Chris Smith, Executive Director for Utopian Seed Project (USP) and USP Board members Chef Ashleigh Shanti - Food or Death, Brandon Ruiz - Yucayeke Farms and Jamie Swofford - The Chef's Farmer. They will share the USP's vision to create an engaged network of growers, gardeners, farmers, foodies, cooks and chefs to help celebrate crop diversity. Enjoy a delicious five course meal showcasing rare and heirloom crops being grown by the Project right there at beautiful Franny's Farm. Guests will be able to tour the gardens and learn about USP's seed and plant trials and their overarching vision to create food security in the face of climate change through diverse and regenerative agriculture.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Brandon Ruiz - Yucayeke Farms & Utopian Seed Project, Jamie Swofford - The Chef's Farmer & Utopian Seed Project, Philip Bollhoefer - The Montford Rooftop Bar, Brittany Kroeyr - Katie Button Restaurants/Curate, Dan Silo - Sawhorse

Event Sponsor: SEDERA

Venue Sponsor: FRANNY'S FARM

Philip Bollhoefer

Executive Chef, The Montford Rooftop Bar

Brittany Kroeyr

Culinary Development Manager, Katie Button Restaurants

Dan Silo

Executive Chef/Owner, Sawhorse

Chris Smith

Executive Director, The Utopian Seed Project

Ashleigh Shanti

Chef, Food or Death

Brandon Ruiz

Herbalist and Farmer, Yucayeke Farms

Jamie Swofford

Owner, The Chef's Farmer

12 Bones Brewing

Blue Moon Water

Botanist & Barrel

Cultivated Cocktails

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

The Montford Rooftop Bar

Oak & Grist Distilling Company

Pleb Urban Winery

Mountain Valley Spring Water

South Slope Coffee

Beam Suntory

Eda Rhyne Distilling Co.

Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery

Dixie Vodka

Hickory Nut Gap Meats