Loudon County merchants’ dinner embraces ‘Farm to Table’ trend

LOUDON (WATE) – A farm-to-table dining experience where food is locally sourced at fair market rates to support local growers, farmers, ranchers, and others.

Saturday, August 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Loudon Merchants and Property Owners Association is hosting a farm-to-table dinner on the Loudon County Courthouse Lawn. The meal will feature a five-course menu and wine pairings designed by Le Cordon Bleu graduate and customized by East Tennessee chefs on site.

The meal includes a mushroom sausage tart, seasonal vegetable salad, BBQ! Smoked Pork Osso Bucco and Cobbler Fromage Plate. Farms and food producers involved include Deland Honey Bee Farm, Eco-Rich Farms, Monterey Mushrooms, Richesin Farm, Sweetwater Valley Farm and Wampler’s Farm Sausage.

Organizers say the dinner is supported by local businesses to showcase Loudon’s history and commerce. Proceeds benefit The Good Samaritan Center and Miles of Dimes.

Tickets are $65 each or eight seats for $500. They can be purchased online.

The Loudon Merchants & Property Owners Association is committed to developing Loudon as a unique destination. Their focus is creating a welcoming experience with shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the City of Loudon.

Organizers say they are also taking young adults to volunteer for the event. Community service documentation will be provided for Tennessee Promise or other civic or scholarship requirements. Those interested can sign-up online.