From: Don P. Moore [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Mon 6/18/2012 5:44 PM
To: Fleming, Jeff; firstname.lastname@example.org; kingsportBlog@gmail.com
Subject: Invitation to Dinner At The Farm ? Sunday, July 15, 2012 ? Please help spread the word
My name is Don Moore and I wanted to introduce myself. Susan LaGuardia, Roger Mowen and Doris Best at Kingsport Tomorrow and Healthy Kingsport suggested I contact you about helping to get the word out about a community event - Dinner At The Farm. The upcoming event benefits the Learning 2 Live Healthy program for the Boys & Girls Club of Kingsport, the local homeless shelter and the local food system.
My company, Community Food Project, is producing a farm-to-table dinner for 200 guest which pairs chefs, local and regional farmers and food artisans with each of the five courses. The dinner will highlight the talent, artistry and good food - local, clean, fair and humane - our region has to offer. This July 15th event is more than an amazing dining experience, it will demonstrate the power of local food and how we can harness that power to begin the process of redefining food - shifting our mindset about food from a commodity to citizenship - taking greater responsibility for our food system, community and local economy.
Community Food Project's mission is to engage the everyday cook, local farmer, chef, food artisan and policy-maker to find innovative ways to:
Demonstrate the potential power of a building a local (food) economy
Develop local food systems - farmers markets, community kitchens, artisan products, local food hubs and community organizations
Eliminate the two-tiered food system - ensure equal and affordable access to good food.
Create a greater demand for local food - connecting the local farmer and the everyday consumer
Promote urban agriculture and community gardening
I believe there is boundless opportunity in the region. By tapping into the vast food resources and making these local resources the foundation of positive social change, we can create a more vibrant local food economy that serves everyone.
If you have any questions or ways to collaborate, please feel free to contact me.
PS: you can also share the event via Facebook
Don P. Moore
Founder | President
Community Food Project
connecting people to good food - nutritious, local, clean, fair and humane
Update: The date of the event
has changed to Sunday, July 15th
EXITING NEWS! Chef Nate Allen, winner of Cooking Light's Small-Town Chef Award will be one of the chefs for the event. Chef Nate was also named the "Best Chef" in Western North Carolina by winning the 2011 WNC Chef Challenge. He is owner of the farm-to-table restaurant, Knife and Fork in Spruce Pine, NC. Find out more about his food and philosophy at www.knifeandforknc.com.
Musical performance by Brad Blackwell. Brad was named East Tennesee's Best Local Artist by the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2010. He is emerging as one of the most gifted singer/songwriters on the independent music scene today. You can listen to his music at http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/5042011
REQUESTt: For the dessert course we request that you bring a blanket to relax on the lawn while listening to Brad Blackwell perform, enjoying your dessert and maybe even dancing bare feet in the grass.. At the end of the evening, we will collect the blankets to be donated to the local homeless shelter.3
If you are uisng a mobile device to purchase tickets CLICK HERE
We are buiding local food systems and connecting people to good food. Check out our Facebook page, LIKE it and SHARE it with your friends.
There are a LIMITED number of tickets available. Reservations close on Friday, July 6th. Buy your tickets now so you don't miss out!
Make A Donation
Can't make the event? Donate directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport - Learning 2 Live Healthy Program.
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