Local Fare is a four-course, field-style dinner featuring farms and chefs committed to setting tables across North Texas with locally-produced food. This one-of-a-kind event is a celebration of area farmers, ranchers, and chefs who seek to serve all the best our region has to offer.
Chefs Andrew Dilda of Independent Bar and Kitchen, Juan Rodriguez of Magdalena's Cocina Mexicana Local and Sarah Hooton with Central Market Fort Worth’s Cooking School will each create a signature course for diners to enjoy utilizing a local farm product from the North Texas region. Courses include appetizer, salad or soup, entrée, and dessert.
Participating farms include Cold Springs Farm and Tarrant Area Food Bank's Learning Garden. Cold Springs is one of Fort Worth's leading CSA-model farms, and many area residents are familiar with Beverly Thomas from her CSA drops and famous Veggie Van. Tarrant Area Food Bank operates the Learning Garden as part of its Community Garden program. The 1/4-acre site is actually an urban farm where volunteers help produce over 2,500 pounds of food for the community each year. The garden is used for demonstration and training to encourage and support urban farm and garden projects across North Texas.
The event will raise funds to help further the mission of the Tarrant County Food Policy Council in making healthy, affordable, sustainable foods accessible wherever people live, work, learn, and play. Our leading objective is to file for non-profit status (501(c)3) with the IRS which will allow the organization to pursue funds for grants and from foundations for our other initiatives, such as changes to ordinances, urban and community growing projects, a food hub, and healthy convenience stores.
This exclusive dinner event is limited to only 50 guests and is not to be missed!