The Eat Local Harvest Dinner on Sept. 9 raised $15,000 through ticket sales and a silent auction, according to Local First managing director, Monique DiGiorgio.
The event on the Smiley Building Lawn sold out with 150 guests attending. The Six Dollar String Band provided live music, and cocktails were crafted from locally sourced spirits. About 90 percent of the food and beverages were locally sourced.
The second annual event’s menu included: a Sweet Corn Tamale with Green Chile Sauce starter; Verjus Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Ricotta, Genovese and Purple Basil, Torn Sourdough Croutons for a salad; Braised Beef Short Ribs, Turnip Puree, Crispy Mustard Greens and Braising Jus as a main course; and a dessert of Gleaned Plum Custard, Cornmeal Shortbread and Lemon Verbena Meringue.
Local First is donating $500 from event revenue for the Food Recovery/Fruit Gleaning Project.
Visit https://local-first.org/programs/eat-local/harvestdinner/ for more information.