Farm to Table dinner set for Aug. 27

Published 10:32 am Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Ironton aLive will have its inaugural Farm to Table dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Oak Ridge House, located at 111 S. Eighth St. in Ironton.

“This Farm to Table event is a great opportunity for Ironton aLive to raise funds, while also getting Lawrence County involved in the Farm to Table movement,” Ginger Gillenwater, Ironton aLive chairman, said. “All over the country, Farm to Table restaurants are starting to pop up, and these dinners have become popular and successful fundraising events for non-profit groups in communities.”

Gillenwater said that the dinner coincides with the shop local campaigns, because all of the food is procured from local farmers.

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“Lawrence County has many great farmers with a lot to offer, some of which set up at the Farmers Market every weekend,” she said. “So this event will offer a sampling of what they have to offer and ways the food can be made.”

The menu consists of salad, vegetarian corn chowder and chicken zoodle soup appetizers, a main course of honey apple pork loins, broiled green beans, steamed carrots and potato stacks, with several different types of desserts offered. Cindy Barnes from Peddler’s will make all of the food for the dinner.

The plates that will be used are collectible bicentennial plates containing the bicentennial logo, which diners can also keep. With this year being Lawrence County’s bicentennial year, the plates are going to be the only ones made. A complete set of the plates will be auctioned off at the event, as well as a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express with two tickets to the Ironton aLive Ohio River Wine Festival at the hotel on Oct. 15. Some of the wines will be featured at the Farm to Table event, separate from the plate dinner.

Tickets are $50 a plate and are available at Unger’s, Printing Express, or can be obtained by contacting Sam Heighton at or 740-533-7951. Tickets will not be sold at the event, so pre-sale tickets need to be purchased.