Fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner to be held at Darlington Ridge Farms August 4
Located at 24425 St. Peters Rd, Darlington, Wis., the Darlington Ridge dairy farm is a picturesque setting for this elegant dining experience, designed to bring consumers and farmers together to explore the world of agriculture. Farm tours will kick off the evening’s festivities at 5:00 p.m. Live music entertainment by Boxcar Social band will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. A catered dinner program begins at 7:00 p.m.
This inspiring, annual occasion centers around animal care, sustainable practices, and the safe and pure food products consumed at dinner tables throughout the year. Enticingcreations designed by local chef Tyler Sailsbery of The Black Sheep restaurant, Fin and Hooves, and Casual Joes, will cultivate the conversation. All of the evening’s pieces lend to a common goal of bringing together a community of consumers through food grown and raised by local farmers, found at local grocery stores, and thoughtfully prepared by local culinary experts.
Local Food Contributors
Those contributing to the meal are experts in their fields, working to bring exceptional flavors and ingredients to the table. The following farms and businesses are contributing ingredients for the Wisconsin Farm to Table meal:
- DC Kamps Farms, Belmont, Wis.: Don and Christine Kamps are contributing pork
- Four Creeks Bison, Galena, Ill.: Jake and Jeff Williams are contributing bison
- These additional farms and businesses are supplying ingredients to the Wisconsin Farm to Table meal as well as presenting their stories during the dinner program:
- Badger Brothers Coffee, Platteville, Wis.: Darin Shireman is contributing coffee beans
- Blue Barrel Produce, Kieler, Wis.: Kristen and Kennedy Conley are contributing produce
- New Century Farm, Mineral Point, Wis.: Dean Dickel (farmer) and Ryan Miller (Farmers Henhouse distributor) are contributing eggs
- Roelli Cheese Company, Shullsburg, Wis.: Chris Roelli is contributing cheese
Darlington Ridge Farms, Darlington, Wis.: Jim and Katie DiGangi will also share the story behind their dairy farm hosting the event.
In addition to the above farms, Wisconsin Farm to Table is also fortunate to have in-kind and monetary contributions from the following Wisconsin farmers, suppliers, and organizations: Animart, Benton Feed and Farm Supply, Boxcar Social, Cedar Cross Overhead Door, Center Hill Veterinary Clinic, Chief’s Pumping Service, LLC, Chula Vista Cheese Company, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Dearth Livestock, Dodgeville Agri-Service/ Vita Plus, Feed Components, Genex, Heartland Graphics, Kent Transport, Klondike Cheese Company, Kruser Septic Service, Lafayette County Farm Bureau, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Lena Vet Clinic, Lewis Station Winery, Little Giant Company, New Glarus Brewing Company, Pilling Electric, Potosi Brewery Premier Cooperative, Reddy Ag/ Ross Soil Service, Ritchie Implement, Inc., Rock River Laboratory, Inc., Ruchti Stainless, Rural Route 1 Popcorn, Inc., Shullsburg Creamery, Sloan Implement, The Cider Farm, Toot + Kate’s Winebar, Wedig Welding, Whispering Bluffs Winery, and Zoetis.
Darlington Ridge Farms has named Family Promise of Grant County and the Belmont Remarkable Angels as the recipients of a portion of the evening’s Wisconsin Farm to Table proceeds.
To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable.com, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at (262) 203-4016, or email [email protected] The event is open to the public and specifically influential people in the surrounding region that are interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates. The event is limited to the first 100 guests. Those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.
Wisconsin Farm to Table is a non-profit event organization established in 2013 to offer an on-farm experience, with a farm tour, elegant dinner, and dialogue between those interested in agriculture and where their food originates. Money raised from annual event is donated to a local non-for-profit of the host farm’s choice.