Thursday, August 05, 2010

Farm to Table, Event Featuring Local Food and Chefs Benefits Land Conservation

Pam Young with Southern Conservation Trust and Twila Dove of Two Doves Farm at the farm outside Fayetteville.
Southern Conservation Trust is hosting “Farm to Table, A Celebration of Land, Local Farmers and Fresh Food”, on Thursday evening August 26th at the Whitewater Creek Community Clubhouse in Fayetteville.

The Trust is partnering with the farmers of the Fresh South Market, a farmers’ market open Wednesdays and Saturdays in Peachtree City. Local farms, including Two Doves Farm, Minter’s Farm and Country Gardens, will provide natural meat and locally grown produce. Chefs representing Pascal’s Bistro, Georgia Shrimp Company, My Chef Nancy and others will turn the local harvest into mouth-watering dishes.

Buying and enjoying local food, also known as “slow food” is a growing movement across the world that supports local farmers and promotes healthier eating. Trust Executive Director Abby Jordan said, “Local food uses fewer chemicals so our streams are less polluted, uses less energy to transport so our air is cleaner, is more nutritious, and helps keep our community farmland in production. Local agriculture continues the historic farming tradition in the Southern Crescent.”

“Farm to Table will feature stations of locally grown food prepared by our favorite local chefs, Georgia wines and Terrapin Beer brewed in Athens. Business sponsors include Synovus, Bank of North Georgia, Brent Scarbrough Fund, Brown Nelms & Co, Sanderson Law, The Complete Insurance Store, Senior Helpers and Charter Bank. Farms and chefs are donating their goods and time, and proceeds from ticket sales and an auction will support the Trust’s conservation work,” explained Pam Young of the Trust.

Southern Conservation Trust is a Fayette County-based conservation nonprofit that owns, manages and protects 1400 acres of farms, forests and environmentally sensitive land in the Southern Crescent. The Trust hosts environmental programs and enhances its three public preserves in Fayette County with trails, overlooks and re-introduction of native species. As a regional land trust the Trust works with willing landowners to permanently protect open space that benefits the community and can offer tax benefits for the landowner.

Farm to Table takes place Thursday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitewater Creek Community Clubhouse off Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Ticket price is $75. More information is available at or by calling the Trust office 770-486-7774.

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