On most Saturdays in summer, you can find our little family at the Downtown Terre Haute Farmer’s Market. We bike downtown, hang out at my parents’ stand, listen to the live music, climb trees, color the sidewalk with chalk, run around with friends, and check out the latest market goodies. (You can find out more about the market–and why we love it!–by clicking over to THIS post.)
The market is one of the things that make us proud to be Hauteans. The food is fresh, the prices are good, and the company is top notch.
If you love the market too, one way you can show your support is by attending this year’s Farm to Fork event. The ticket price covers some of the meal expenses, but the rest goes to help fund the operating cost of the market. While the local farmers do pay vendor fees, it does not cover all expenses. The Farm to Fork dinner will help with shortfalls and fund our long-term goals like acquiring a system to accept credit/debit cards and EBT at market. That sounds awesome to me! By attending the Farm to Form dinner, you are helping to ensure that fresh, local food is available here in Terre Haute.
So what’s on the menu? Good question! But it’s one only Mother Nature can answer. Chef Kris Kraut (from The Butler’s Pantry) will craft a menu based on the produce that is available, farm fresh meats, and artesian baked goods. All food will be fresh and local from the Farmers’ Market with vegetarian and vegan options.
And while the food and company are surely enough to draw a crowd, there will also be a silent auction (starting at 4:00 p.m.) and live entertainment from young, local talent–the Coon Holler Kids.
The dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the festivities will end around 8 p.m.
We were provided tickets to the 2015 farm to fork event in exchange for our sponsorship and promotion. Our support of the market is ongoing. Our positive opinion is our own.