Wisconsin Farm to Table has announced that its fifth annual dinner and fundraiser will be hosted at Darlington Ridge Farms on Saturday, Aug. 4. Designed to bring consumers and farmers together, the dinner aims to explore the world of agriculture — from animal care to environmental practices to the safe and pure food products consumed at family dinner tables.
Darlington Ridge Farms, 24425 St. Peters Road, Darlington, is managed by partners Jim and Katie DiGangi. Jim is a third-generation farmer from New York state and Katie is a sixth-generation farmer who grew up on her family’s dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin. The DiGangis work alongside their employees to keep 2,600 Holstein dairy cows and the land well cared for.
“We’re excited to share a glimpse of the life we get to enjoy daily while offering consumers greater perspective of where their food comes from,” Katie said.
Local chef and self-proclaimed farm kid Tyler Sailsbery will prepare and present the August meal. Chef Sailsbery is the head chef and owner of The Black Sheep in Whitewater. He is also the executive chef and general manager for Fin & Hooves, located inside the Whitewater Country Club.
A farm tour will start the Farm to Table dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a cocktail hour and live musical entertainment at 6. The catered dinner and a program will begin at 7.
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.wifarmtotable.com or call event contact Kari Kuehl at 262-203-4016. The event is open to the public, including people in the surrounding region interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates.