CAC Beardsley Community Farm, OliBea and Moxley Carmichael are partnering for the 5th annual Solstice Supper, a farm-to-table event to benefit the urban community farm.
The supper will be held at The Standard in downtown Knoxville on June 20, 2016. OliBea owner and chef Jeff DeAlejandro and chef Winter Hose will cook a unique dinner featuring produce grown at Beardsley Farm. Other local farms, including Colvin Family Farm, A Place of the Heart Farm, Bob Due’s Terraced Gardens Farm and Mountain Meadows Farm, also will donate produce. The supper will be vegetarian, and vegan options will be available upon advance request.
“This is a great event that I’ve enjoyed attending in the past,” Moxley Carmichael CEO Cynthia Moxley said. “We continue to be impressed and inspired by the work of Beardsley Farm, and we hope our sponsorship helps this event continue to grow and be successful in supporting the work they do in our community.”
Proceeds from the dinner will support the farm’s mission to address food security issues in Knoxville through produce donations, community gardening and education opportunities.
“The dinner also serves as an opportunity to celebrate Beardsley Farm’s story and its success over the past year, and it will recognize many of the farm’s supporters and partners,” said Khann Chov, urban agriculture director for CAC Beardsley Community Farm. “Please visit our website to get your tickets today. You’ll enjoy a fresh, delicious and locally inspired meal by OliBea – while supporting food security and sustainable agriculture for Knoxville.”
Tickets are $65 each. A group of four is available for $240, and a table of eight is $450. For more information about the supper and the farm and to purchase tickets, visit www.beardsleyfarm.org.
To learn more about what to expect at the Solstice Supper, watch this Mornings with Fox43 cooking demo with Olibea and Beardsley Farm.
About CAC Beardsley Farm
CAC Beardsley Community Farm has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, outreach, and community gardening since 1998. Beardsley Farm grows and donates over 10,000 pounds of produce annually to local food pantries, food kitchens and shelters. The farm is an education site for the Knoxville community, hosting field trips and tours for all age groups and gardening and sustainability workshops throughout the year. The farm also includes a few community garden plots and a Workshare CSA program where volunteers can earn a share of weekly produce through volunteering.
CAC Beardsley Community Farm is always in need of volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn a wide range of gardening skills, such as composting, seed saving, beekeeping, basic construction, and everything in-between. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels get involved. To learn more, please call 546-8446 or email [email protected].
About Moxley Carmichael
Located in the historic Miller’s Building on Gay Street, Moxley Carmichael provides public relations expertise to many major East Tennessee businesses and organizations. Founded in 1992 as Moxley Communications, Moxley Carmichael provides a full range of strategic and communications services including public, government, media and community relations; internal and external corporate communications; branding; strategic planning; research; graphic design; advertising; and web design. Moxley Carmichael also offers networking training, media training and customer service training. For more information, visit www.moxleycarmichael.com.