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3rd Annual Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner
UCSC Farm
Santa Cruz, CA
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Sunday Sep 15, 2013 3:00 PM - Sunday Sep 15, 2013 7:00 PM | $125.00




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3rd Annual Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner
Hello: Online ticket sales for the Farm to Fork dinner are now closed. There may be additional tickets available closer to the date of the event. If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list for tickets, please call 831.459-3240, or email casfs@ucsc.edu

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Join us for a gourmet field dinner on the landmark UC Santa Cruz Farm to celebrate the work of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) and support the CASFS Apprenticeship's training of new organic farmers and gardeners.

The event will take place on Sunday, the 15th of September with a reception and tour starting at 3 pm and dinner starting at 4:30 pm. Dinner will feature a 5-course meal created with organic ingredients from the UCSC Farm & Garden and other local organic farms and ranches. The entrée portion of the menu will offer a choice of locally raised meat, and all courses will include full vegetarian options. Fine wines will accompany the meal.

The evening will also include a silent auction; check back soon for examples of auction items.

Tickets for the event are $125 per person. Proceeds will support the CASFS Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program.

If you prefer to purchase your tickets by mail, send a check for $125 per ticket made payable to UC Regents to: UCSC Farm, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064, attn: Benefit Dinner. Please include contact information, including email.
For more information, call 831.459-3240 or email casfs@ucsc.edu.

This special dinner will be prepared and served by students in the Apprenticeship program under the direction of a team of culinary experts who are alumni of the program, including Matthew Raiford (Program Coordinator of College of Coastal Georgia's Culinary Arts Program and farmer at Gilliard  Farm), Amy Padilla (Feel Good Foods organic catering), along with Heidi Schlecht (Feel Good Foods). Check back soon for details about the evening's menu.

Prior to the dinner, join us at 3 pm for a reception and tour of the gardens, fields, greenhouses and orchards of the 30-acre CASFS/UCSC Farm, including the recently opened Hay Barn field. Founded in 1971, the Farm serves students, researchers and community members interested in learning about and improving sustainable farming and food systems. The UCSC Farm is located on the University of California Santa Cruz campus, and directions can be found at casfs.ucsc.edu/about/directions-2.

Now in its 46th year, the Apprenticeship program is the premiere organic farmer and gardener training program in the country, with over 1,400 graduates now working across the U.S. and internationally as organic growers, educators, community garden organizers, researchers, and policymakers. The Apprenticeship is based at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz.

Personal and corporate sponsorships for the dinner are available. Please contact us at arblake@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-3857 for details of sponsorship options.

Location

UCSC Farm (View)
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States


Categories

Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Fundraisers

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UCSC Farm & Garden
On BPT Since: Aug 09, 2011
 
Amy Bolton
(831) 459-3240
casfs@ucsc.edu
http://casfs.ucsc.edu
 


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