FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  08/29/2017 Contact: Sylvia Crum Director of Communications and Development   276-623-1121 scrum@asdevelop.org www.asdevelop.org

 

 

ASD announces details of Forage and Gather on the Farm, a FUNdraiser at Harvest Table Farm, October 2, 2017.

Abingdon, VA, 8/29/2017 — Nationally known and respected for its commitment to local farmers, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) will hold a casual, farm-to-table, BYOB FUNdraiser at Harvest Table Farm, 28413 Smyth Chapel Road, Meadowview, Virginia. On Monday, October 2, at 6pm, a limited number of guest will enjoy an outdoor fundraising experience like no other. 100% of all proceeds benefit ASD.

Tickets are $50/person and must be purchased in advance at: asdevelop.org/forage-gather/, space is limited. Guests are encouraged to wear casual clothes and walking shoes or boots. Contact Sylvia Crum at scrum@asdevelop.org for more information.

The experience begins at 6pm and will include a flavorful, 4-course meal created with foraged ingredients and items grown on the farm, served al fresco (outside) by the culinary team from Harvest Table Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverage (BYOB) and enjoy a farm tour upon their arrival. Live music will be provided by K.T. Vandyke and a piece of art will be created live, on site by Laura Blankenship of LaMB fine arts which will then be sold. All proceeds benefit ASD.

Sylvia Crum, Communications and Development Director at ASD explains, “Each year ASD creates fundraising events to bring together a wide variety of folks that recognize the importance of collaborating to build a strong local food culture. Our events are known for their inspirational menus and we thought this theme would be fun given it will be early October. The menu will be created by what is available literally the week before!”

Harvest Table Farm

The Harvest Table is situated in the mountains of Appalachia. We do sustainable annual production on 1 acre, and perennial production on the remaining property. We grow a variety of restaurant staples, along with specialty items and unique fruits and vegetables that make for a creative cuisine. We strive to push the growing season, using high tunnels and row cover for year-round production. We farm using agroecological practices and integrated pest management. We accept WWOOFers and interns… Read more >

About The Harvest Table Farm

The Harvest Table Farm is situated in the mountains of Appalachia and does sustainable annual production on 1 acre, and perennial production on the remaining property. They grow a variety of restaurant staples, along with specialty items and unique fruits and vegetables that make for a creative cuisine. The farm team strives to push the growing season, using high tunnels and row cover for year-round production. They are known for using agroecological practices, integrated pest management, WWOOfers and interns throughout the growing season, and welcome educational farm tours and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.harvesttablerestaurant.com and Facebook.

About Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)

Appalachian Sustainable Development is dedicated to its mission to transition Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food. Since 1995, ASD, a

501 c (3), has been serving northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. As ASD’s work continues, it will expand its focus to include regional partnerships that build important connections to increase market access and bring necessary resources to the rural communities in its physical footprint. ASD operates programs that create jobs in farming and agriculture and address food insecurity. For more information, visit www.asdevelop.org, Facebook or Twitter.