Farm to Fork event seeks volunteer entertainment

Published 10:30 am Friday, September 9, 2011

The Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center will host its second annual Farm to Fork supper and open house on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-9 p.m.
The evening will celebrate agriculture in Polk County, starting with an open house tour at 5:30 p.m. Supper will be prepared with fresh and local ingredients featuring more than 20 local food growers, restaurants, caterers and chefs.
The evening is set under a cascading magnolia tree in the front yard, complete with candlelight and handmade lanterns, thanks to Jo Rytter who organized a lantern-making workshop for the event.
“Our opener in the musicians tent canceled due to a birth in the family. That’s terrific news for them and also opens an opportunity for someone else in the community to step up and be willing to play music from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. as a guest of the event organizers,” said event organizer Carol Lynn Jackson.
Any musicians interested in performing at the event can contact Jackson at 828-817-2308 or
Local farmers will be available at InFARMation stations to talk with guests about what they have to offer. Guests will also have a chance to win in a 50/50 raffle or to bid on auction items donated by the community.
Local voices and musical talent will entertain on the front lawn. Polk-County based Beautiful Mess will be in the musicians’ tent during the supper.
“Sept. 17 will be a festive opportunity for the community to come together in support of the people who feed us,” Jackson said. “Guests are asked to bring their own unique soup bowl and to leave it behind for future events at the center. No plastic or resin, please.”
Tickets are available at the PolkFresh Farm Store Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or Saturday morning at the Columbus Farmers’ Market. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the former Mill Spring School.
For more information, or to donate a silent auction item, please contact Carol Lynn Jackson at 828-817-2308 or
– article submitted
by Carol Lynn Jackson

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