Fields Farm to Host Farm to Fork Event July 21st

post by: Debbie Fields June 5, 2012

from the press release:Farm to Fork Event Company, known best for its traveling Farm Dinner series, gears up to celebrate Oregon farmers and winemakers this summer, and will feature its very first event in the Bend area on Saturday, July 21st at Fields Farm. Farm to Fork Event Co.’s unique series of farm-centric events aims at engaging the public in the Local Food Movement, and reconnecting guests to family farmers and craft winemakers throughout Oregon.“Our mission is fairly simple,” says Matthew Domingo, Founder and Director of Farm to Fork Event Company. “We want to engage communities in the local food movement. We want people to get out on the backroads, celebrate their local farms and farmers, and have unforgettable culinary experiences that remind them how important it is to preserve farmland and support local agriculture.”“We are excited to host the first Farm to Fork event in Bend, and we’re excited connect our farm to the larger community who may not have heard of us before,” says Jim Fields of Fields Farm, a 10-acre Certified Organic Produce Farm on the outskirts of Bend, Oregon. A stalwart of the Central Oregon farming community, Fields has been growing produce on his property for over 20 years. “Farm to Fork Event Company has a great reputation of putting on exceptional events, and the farm dinner will give us an opportunity to explain how and why we do what we do, to 160 guests!” says FieldsFields Farm products will be joined by those of Maragas Winery, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Dancing Cow Farm, Tumalo Farms, and other local food producers. In addition to the products, winemaker Doug Maragas (Maragas Winery), brewer Jimmy Seifrit (10 Barrel), and farmers Jerre Kosta and Sean Dodson (Dancing Cow) will attend the event, sharing their stories with guests throughout the 5-Course farm dinner. The meal itself will be prepared by Chef T.R. McCrystal of Jen’s Garden, one of Central Oregon’s most respected fine-dining establishments. Farm to Fork Event Co. will also highlight the work of the non-profit Central Oregon Food Policy Council, and donate gratuities from the event to the organization.The event will be covered by Conde Nast Traveler MagazineEvent tickets are available by reservation only. Guests can make reservations online at Ticket prices for Farm Dinners are $75 and include the 5-course meal, 3 glasses of wine, a tour of the host farm, and producer discussions.