GROW Local South Texas will celebrate the local food system at their 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser, a multi-course feast with a menu that features 100% locally-grown and produced food.
This year's Farm to Table Dinner theme is Churrasco! GROW Local South Texas will convert the Art Center of Corpus Christi’s outdoor courtyard into a Brazillian churrascaria for one incredible evening.
“Our Annual Farm to Table Dinner is a showcase of what the local food system can be when everyone works together,” said Executive Director Aislynn Campbell. “6 chefs, over 30 local food producers, countless volunteers and supporting businesses come together for one night to make some real culinary magic.”
A churrascaria, where servers slice skewered, grilled meats and vegetables directly onto the plate, is a style of cuisine popular across the country. The menu will include beef, pork, chicken, wild boar, venison, quail and a bounty of produce, cheese, bread and more, all locally-grown or harvested.
“This event is special because local food is the star of the show and that is important to a growing segment of The Coastal Bend,” continued Campbell. “The community that values the health and economic impact of a strong local food system return to this Dinner every year. They appreciate the hard work GROW Local South Texas is accomplishing throughout the community while enjoying one of the best meals available all year long. We are creating a very real quality of life and, every year, more citizens and businesses understand that and want to be a part of it.”
2017’s Guest Executive Chef is Dean Sprague from Omni Corpus Christi. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour featuring an exclusive beer brewed for the event by Lazy Beach Brewing, a multi-course meal and showcase an expanded silent auction and the introduction of a short live auction. Live music will be provided by local band, Arcade Hustlers.
The GROW Local STX Farm-to-Table Dinner is a celebration of everything that GROW Local STX holds dear: increased local food production, the connection between producers and consumers, celebrating the bounty of local food, and having a positive, healthy community experience.
About GROW Local South Texas:
GROW Local South Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Corpus Christi, TX. We are led by our mission which is to cultivate a healthy community by growing the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable foods. GROW Local STX operates the Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market, The Learning Garden, BAWKtoberfest and an educational outreach program.