A benefit for immigrant farmers and the work of
Minnesota Food Association and Slow Food Minnesota
Sunday, September 23
2 p.m., tours. 3:30 p.m., program and dinner
Big River Farms, Marine on St. Croix
Harvest dinner :: Farm tours :: Silent auction
Interviews with immigrant organic farmers
Crostini with whipped rillettes and celery-orange marmalade (Lucia’s)
Marinated and grilled skewered chicken with curried peanut sauce (Sen Yai Sen Lek)
Gougères with a whipped gorgonzola mousse
45th Parallel Vodka drinks, Joia sodas, Lift Bridge beer, wine, Crispin cider
First Course (Sen Yai Sen Lek):
Curried walleye cakes with long bean salad
Saint Croix Vineyard La Crescent
Second Course (Corner Table):
Fire-roasted autumn fruits and vegetables with Wild Acres duck prosciutto
Morgan Creek Colure and Relativity
Third course (Lucia’s):
Choucroute Royale: Grilled and braised cuts of *Red Wattle pork and sausage served with Minnesota black currant sauerkraut and sauce gribiche.
A platter of Big River vegetables in a fines-herbes vinaigrette
*Red Wattle hog is a Slow Food Ark of Taste breed. Learn about it here >>
Alexis Bailly Voyageur
Dessert (Patisserie 46):
Red-wine poached plums with tarragon ice cream
Chocolates from St. Croix Chocolate Co.
Alexis Bailly Reserve Chocolate Port
Items may be added or changed according to the harvest. Vegetarian options will be available.
An afternoon of fun, learning and great food in support of farmers who fled their countries to begin new lives as organic producers here.
Learn more about MFA here >>
Tours: of MFA’s “incubator” farm: the fields, the hoop house, specialty gardens. Wear your farm shoes!
Talks: Glen Hill, MFA’s director, will lead a conversation with immigrant farmers about their pasts and futures.
Silent auction: Very special food-related objects and experiences.
Dinner: A white-tablecloth, full-service dinner with wine pairings. The menu combines foods of farmer-immigrants with favorite dishes of our guest chefs: Lucia Watson of Lucia’s, Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer of Corner Table, Joe Hatch-Surisook of Sen Yai Sen Lek and John Kraus of Patisserie 46. Much of the produce will come from Big River Farms. Wine pairings will accompany the courses.
Directions: Click here for directions to the farm >>
$85 for members of Slow Food and contributing members or CSA members of MFA; $100 for non-members and guests of members, $45 for Children 15 and under. All but $40 of each ticket is tax deductible. Reserve online below. To reserve by mail, send a check and names of attendees to Sharon Wildfang, 10100 Johnson Ave., Bloomington MN 55437. Questions: send a note to Jane through the contact form >>
Make an online reservation here:
Click the button for the type of tickets you would like to purchase. Remember to select number of tickets on the next page. You may return to this page to purchase a different type of ticket. If you can't attend, please consider making a fully tax-deductible contribution. Clicking on any button will bring you to a secure PayPal page.
Members of Slow Food, $85 (one ticket per member):
Contributing members or CSA subscribers of Minnesota Food Association, $85:
Non members, $100:
Children 15 and under, $45:
Can't be there? Please make a donation to MFA and Slow Food Minnesota.