(From Press Release) – In partnership with the Center for Land-Based Learning, Nugget Markets is proud to present this year’s Dinner on the Farm. This annual fundraising event invites guests to share in some of the best food and drink the region has to offer at the Farm on Putah Creek. Home of the Center for Land-Based Learning, this idyllic setting is surrounded by walnut orchards, fields of specialty crops and a view of the Vaca Hills and Berryessa Gap. This year’s dinner will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
“The Center for Land-Based Learning has always celebrated our region’s agricultural heritage at Dinner on the Farm,” said Mary Kimball, Executive Director of Land-Based Learning. “The majority of the produce comes from the beginning farmers in our farm business incubator program. It’s a chance for us to highlight what they are doing and celebrate their success.”
While sourcing local produce and protein is a hallmark of this event, the menu changes every year to reflect what’s locally available and in season. This year, Nugget Markets’ executive chef, Stazi Dulman, crafted the gourmet, multi-course menu featuring fresh seasonal dishes like grilled eggplant “caviar” crostini, chilled melon soup, grilled marinated leg of lamb and a seasonal berry trifle. Dulman will also lend his culinary talent in leading the preparation of the feast at the event. Additionally, the white tablecloth dinner for 200 guests will feature local wines, beer and custom cocktails.
“Nugget Markets is proud to partner with the Center for Land-Based Learning to present this fantastic event and support the nonprofit as a whole,” said Kate Stille, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Nugget Markets. “Part of our key focus at Nugget Markets is to support those who produce the food that we then share with our guests, and this is a great way to do it.”
Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is a full-line grocery store with roots in Yolo County. The family of stores provides high-quality perishables, organics and a variety of local options, chef-prepared foods, specialty grocery items and conventional goods in a European marketplace setting. The Nugget Market, Inc. family of stores includes 12 Nugget Markets in Northern California, Fork Lift by Nugget Markets in Cameron Park, Food 4 Less Woodland and Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market in Sonoma Valley.
Nugget Markets’ partnership with the Center for Land-Based Learning has extended for more than a decade, including a variety of event sponsorships and support for local urban farms. These and other programs help further Land-Based Learning’s mission to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards.
Dinner on the Farm is one of two annual fundraiser dinners that benefit the Center for Land-Based Learnng and its many educational programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.landbasedlearning.org/dinner/dotf-events.