Farm to Fork dinner helps growing community

The fourth Farm to Fork dinner event will take place at Veteran’s Memorial Park, in Colusa, on Thursday evening, June 20. Dinner will be served at 7 PM, followed by a raffle. However, ticket holders are encouraged to come as early as 5:30 for socializing.

A main dish of prime rib and vegetarian lasagna dishes will be served, and includes an appetizer, side dish, drink, musical entertainment, and a couple of keepsakes.

Dinner will be prepared by local chefs.

Jennifer Diaz, manager for the Colusa Farmer’s Market, said she created this event to bring more customers to the vendors, and more vendors to the customers.

“(The Farm to Fork dinner) was an idea of what we can do to help raise awareness and promote the farmer’s market,” Diaz explained.

The idea was presented to as many people as Diaz could tell, and she said she got a lot of input from the community.

“That’s the beautiful thing about it, that we have the local restaurants and we try to get as much local product as possible” said Diaz.

One example of how food comes from and goes back into the community is Premier Mushrooms, who donate to the farmer’s market with 100 percent of the profits going toward a community grant program.

Three quarters of the proceeds from the Farm to Fork dinner go to many organizations in the county. Any nonprofit can apply for the grant, Diaz said.

For those interested in attending the dinner, tickets are still available for $50 at various locations, including the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce.

Email diazdrive@gmail.com or call (415) 994-9082 for further information.