Sowing Seeds of Equity

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 6:00-9:00PM

Location: WNC Farmers Market - 570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC
$150 per person

 

Sowing Seeds of Equity

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 6:00-9:00PM

WNC Farmers Market - 570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC

$150 per person

This is a Seated Dinner, with a cocktail hour followed by a five course meal with paired beverages, featuring 6 chefs and 5 craft beverage makers.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes! Menu options being discussed are: mushroom, corn and tomato water soup dumpling, roasted beet terrine with chevre and bee pollen benne seed dukkah, peach and ground cherry gazpacho with hot pepper peach relish, elderberry char siu pork + corn bread, spiced candied bacon with pickled grapes + cherries, and more to come!

This dinner celebrates farmers of color, who make up only four percent of the total number of American farmers. Systemic and institutional racism has made it challenging or impossible historically for farmers of color to own or have access to land, obtain loans, lines of credit and the resources needed to be successful. And yet, these farmers bring the spirit of determination and the push for equity to the table. Farmers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities ahead. 

Speakers: Delia Jovel Dubon - Cooperativa Tierra Fertil, Sunil Patel - Patchwork Urban Farms & Patchwork Alliance, Raileigh Duschen - Conscious Lifestyle Coaching, David Anderson - Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Environmental Horticulture Specialist, Owner Mission Valley Farms/Cherokee Agriculture Company

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Ryan Kline - Jargon, Malcolm Mcmillian - Chef, James Lumley - Red Stag Grill, Jennifer Pongonis, CEC- Food Fanatic Chef US Foods, Jill Wasilewski - Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, Vidl Cellars, Oak & Grist Distilling, Flat Rock Cider, Ginger's Revenge, Counter Culture Coffee, Wehrloom Honey & Meadery, Savor Shrub, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Matcha Nude, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Better Thymes LLC, Organic Growers School, Diamond Brand Gear, WNC Farmers Market

Event Sponsor: Ecolab

Venue Sponsor: WNC Farmers Market

This is a Seated Dinner, with a cocktail hour followed by a five course meal with paired beverages, featuring 6 chefs and 5 craft beverage makers.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes! Menu options being discussed are: mushroom, corn and tomato water soup dumpling, roasted beet terrine with chevre and bee pollen benne seed dukkah, peach and ground cherry gazpacho with hot pepper peach relish, elderberry char siu pork + corn bread, spiced candied bacon with pickled grapes + cherries, and more to come!

This dinner celebrates farmers of color, who make up only four percent of the total number of American farmers. Systemic and institutional racism has made it challenging or impossible historically for farmers of color to own or have access to land, obtain loans, lines of credit and the resources needed to be successful. And yet, these farmers bring the spirit of determination and the push for equity to the table. Farmers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities ahead. 

Speakers: Delia Jovel Dubon - Cooperativa Tierra Fertil, Sunil Patel - Patchwork Urban Farms & Patchwork Alliance, Raileigh Duschen - Conscious Lifestyle Coaching, David Anderson - Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Environmental Horticulture Specialist, Owner Mission Valley Farms/Cherokee Agriculture Company

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Ryan Kline - Jargon, Malcolm Mcmillian - Chef, James Lumley - Red Stag Grill, Jennifer Pongonis, CEC- Food Fanatic Chef US Foods, Jill Wasilewski - Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, Vidl Cellars, Oak & Grist Distilling, Flat Rock Cider, Ginger's Revenge, Counter Culture Coffee, Wehrloom Honey & Meadery, Savor Shrub, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Matcha Nude, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Better Thymes LLC, Organic Growers School, Diamond Brand Gear, WNC Farmers Market

Event Sponsor: Ecolab

Venue Sponsor: WNC Farmers Market

Malcolm Mcmillian

Chef

Jill Wasilewski

Chef/Owner, Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen

Ryan Kline

Executive Chef, Jargon

Jennifer Pongonis

Chef, US Foods

Sunil Patel

Farmer/Chef, Patchwork Urban Farms & Patchwork Alliance

Raileigh Duschen

Owner, Conscious Lifestyle Coaching

Delia Jovel Dubón

Co-Founder, Cooperativa Tierra Fértil & Abundancia Food Bank

David Anderson

Horticulture Operations Supervisor, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians/Cherokee Agriculture Project

Vidl Cellars

Counter Culture Coffee

Oak & Grist Distilling Company

Wehrloom Honey & Meadery

Savor Shrub

Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Flat Rock Cider

Sarilla Sparkling Tea

Cultivated Cocktails

Blue Ridge Mountain Water

Beverage Sponsor

Matcha Nude

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

Better Thymes

Diamond Brand Gear