To help some local farmers go to Turin, Italy, for an international conference, there will be Dinner on the Farm, a benefit dinner, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets are $40, and must be reserved by 5 p.m. today.
After appetizers and a tour of the Jenny-Jack Sun Farm in Harris county, dinner will include local organic and chemical-free ingredients. Chefs will include Eric Arceneaux of the Big Eddy Club in Columbus and Shannon Klein of Food Blossoms Catering and the Rose Cottage.
A heritage hog will be prepared in the traditional slow cook fashion by Mike Akin of Evie’s Country Gardens along with seasonal produce from several local farms.
Story teller Pam Avery will spin tales as guests enjoy freshly baked apple pie and delicious homemade wildflower honey ice cream.
The dinner will help support the 15 Georgia farmer delegates who have been selected to represent Georgia and the United States at Terra Madre's International Conference. Terra Madre is an international community of food producers, chefs and educators united by a common goal of global sustainability in food.
More than 6,000 people from 120 countries are expected to attend.
Chris and Jenny Jackson of the Jenny-Jack Sun Farm are graduates of the University of Georgia who are farming on Jenny’s family farm in Harris County and are also serving as two of Georgia’s 15 Terra Madre delegates.
Jenny-Jack Farm is at 707 White Cemetery Road in Pine Mountain. .
Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. today by calling 706-402-0500 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org