ANN ARBOR - The Ann Arbor Farmers Market turned 100 this summer, and as a final celebration of its centennial, the market is holding a farm-to-table dinner in its open air pavilion.
On Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., diners will enjoy a family-style meal prepared by seven local chefs using seasonal produce grown by the market's farmers. According to the market, funds raised at the dinner will support its members.
The one-of-a-kind dinner has 100 spots only and they are selling for $100 apiece.
Tables of six will be set up throughout the pavilion. The market's organizers ask that if you are purchasing for a group, purchase in one transaction to guarantee party seating.
For questions and to purchase group tickets separately, email market manager Stephanie Willette at email@example.com.
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Here's the schedule and menu for the evening:
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Hors d'oeuvres by Rodger Bowser, from Zingerman’s Deli.
- Cocktails, beer, or wine (two drinks come with a dinner ticket, with the option to purchase more at the dinner).
- Tea from Tea Haus and coffee from RoosRoast also available.
- Live music and mingling.
6:30 p.m. - Dinner begins
- Salad by Ji Hye Kim, from Miss Kim.
- 3 sisters' dish appetizer by Heidi Keller, from Guy Hollerins.
- Vegetarian entree by Andrew Stevick.
- Meat entrée by James Sumpter, from Vinology.
- Dessert of mini macarons by Lisa McDonald, from Tea Haus, paired with ice cream by Melissa Richards.
Live music resumes when the meal wraps up around 8 p.m.
Vendors will be compensated for produce used for the dinner. According to organizers, "The rest of the proceeds will go into a mini grant fund for farmers to apply to receive support for their businesses, administered by Slow Food Huron Valley."
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