On Saturday, Sept. 9, Local First will host the second annual Eat Local Harvest Dinner. The event celebrates La Plata County’s fresh produce, grass-fed meats and artisanal beverages with fine-dining and live music.
The event begins at 5:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Smiley Building with a toast to food security in Southwest Colorado. A five-course meal prepared from a secret menu will then be served to guests seated at long community tables.
The Harvest Dinner is held in the midst of Local First’s Eat Local month, celebrated every September since 2010.
The dinner is “not just about supporting local farms,” said Cyprus Cafe owner Alison Dance in a press release. “It’s about a whole harvest vision that this community continues to grow and bask in. It’s a celebration of the food shed that feeds us all.”
Tickets for this year’s Harvest Dinner are $100 and include taxes, gratuities, food, cocktails, beer and wine. Tickets go on-sale June 20th; quantities are limited and will sell fast, so attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early online at local-first.org. All proceeds benefit local farmers and Local First’s efforts to promote local food purchasing through the independent business community.