After a sell-out debut last fall, Downtown Washington Inc. is making plans for its second Farm to Table dinner.
This year’s event will take place Thursday, Sept. 7, on Main Street near the Farmers’ Market. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Patrons will be seated at one long table on the street.
Proceeds will help fund continual maintenance on the Farmers’ Market building and other downtown projects.
The dinner will feature locally sourced food and chefs. Patrons will have a choice of beef, chicken or pork.
“We’re still planning the menu and working out all of the details for the evening, but we promise it will be another fantastic event,” said Danielle Grotewiel, event coordinator.
“We do know Deppe Farms will provide the pork and Farwig Farm for the chicken,” she said.
Last year, tickets sold out quickly and Grotewiel expects that again.
Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, June 23. Tickets can only be purchased online at www.downtownwashmo.org.
The cost is $75 per person and include two drink tickets and a commemorative wineglass. The dinner will be limited to 150 people.
“When people place their order online they will need to select their entree choice and there will be an option to preorder a bottle of wine for an additional $25,” Grotewiel said. “Individual drinks will be available for purchase that night as well.”
People also will need to list in the notes section who they are ordering tickets for so name tags can be made for that night. People also may list who they want to sit by at the dinner.
The dinner is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, the event will be moved under the market.
Entertainment also will be provided that evening.
“We are very excited to bring this fun event back for a second year to showcase our local foods and local chef talent,” said Bridgette Kelch, Downtown Washington Inc. executive director.
Kelch said the event is a fundraiser, but also creates awareness and appreciation of local farmers and the importance of having fresh food.