Join Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) on Friday, Oct. 10 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at the market, located at the Farmers Park Development for the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Harvest Dinner. The dinner is a fundraising effort for the market, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
“Top chefs will be taking local food from our vendors and creating delicious dishes that highlight the fall season,” said Market Manager Lane McConnell. “Local spirits will be served by Springfield Brewing Company, Copper Run Distillery, Missouri Wine and Keen Bean Ozarks Irish Coffee, plus music and dancing from Casey Lynee and The Deal Breakers.”
Tickets are limited to 400 and on sale at the market, Metropolitan Farmer and online at BrownPaperTickets.com or go to LoveYourFarmer.com for a direct link to ticket sales. All proceeds will go back to the market to help the non-profit organization with seasonal events, cooking classes, consumer educational programming and farmer scholarships.
“We are so fortunate to have the community embrace our market like they have,” said McConnell. “We want this to be a special night to celebrate our successes with our community and our vendors.”
The menu is an extensive collaboration of the diversity of local farm products in the Ozarks which includes A Salmon Point Appetizer from Farmers Gastropub with fresh salmon from Express Foods, Fennel Porchetta Wild Bunch Farm Pork Shoulder, Mothers 3 Blind Mice Braised Ozark Natural Food Short Ribs, Miller Bison Farm Meatballs with a Willow Mountain Mushroom Gravy and White Corn Grits from Metropolitan Farmer. The soup course includes a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from the Garden Grille at Hilton Garden Inn, with butternut squash from Broken Wire Ranch, garlic from Mockingbird Gardens and yellow onions from Netzer Farms. Mama Jean’s Natural Food Market will be preparing an Ozarks Harvest Leaf Lettuce Salad with lettuce from New Horizons Farm and Quinoa Harvest Medley from Houlihans. All Things Epicurean (ATE) will prepare a Tamarind & Date Roasted Winter Squashwith Date Lady Balsamic Vinegar and veggies from Millsap Farms. French Rolls and Multi Grain Rolls provided by Artisan’s Oven.
Dessert course includes Carmel Apple Crisp Crepes from Aviary Café & Creperie with apples from A & A Orchard and Pumpkin Harvest Cupcakes from The Cup of Springfield. Generous donations from FMO vendors such as Ozarks Natural Foods, Miller Bison Ranch, Wild Bunch Farm, Millsap Farm, New Horizons Hydroponic Farm, A & A Orchard, Express Foods, Date Lady, Artisan’s Oven, Netzer Farm, Broken Wire Ranch, Mockingbird Gardens, Copper Run Distillery, Keen Bean Coffee, decorations from McKenna Farm.
Keep up with the latest news on the event from our Facebook event page here. Get your tickets by clicking on this link or pick them up at market every Thursday and Saturday. There are only 400 tickets and when they are gone…they are gone!