−Proceeds Will Be Donated to Educational and Food Access Programs for Children and Families−
WHAT: Zenger Farm, the Southeast Portland non-profit working to connect community members with nourishing food, is kicking off a three-part benefit dinner series next month featuring some of Portland’s most celebrated chefs. Each event includes a three-course, fixed-menu dinner, featuring produce sourced directly from Zenger Farm, and a curated wine pairing.
DETAILS: Dinners and participating chefs:
- Saturday, May 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The October event will bring Portland’s original star chefs Cory Schreiber and Vitaly Paley to the kitchen as well as pastry chef Michelle Vernier who is preparing to open her own brick and mortar Bella’s Italian Bakery and Market in the coming months
WHERE: All dinners will be hosted at Zenger Farm Urban Grange, 11741 SE Foster Road
WHO: Zenger Farm is partnering with nine Portland chefs for the series—Katy Millard, Kristen Murray, Anh Luu, Peter Cho, Jasper Shen, Carlo Lamagna, Vitaly Paley, Cory Schreiber, and Michelle Vernier—to create seasonal meals with produce sourced from the farm. Zenger Farm executive director Mike Wenrick, who is also the owner/founder of Ore Winery, will create the wine pairings for each event.
WHY: Proceeds will bolster Zenger Farm’s work to create a space where children and families can learn, eat and grow. Programs that will benefit from ticket sales include summer camps and nutrition field trips for Portland-area youth, cooking and nutrition workshops for families, and a Community Supported Agriculture subscription program that shares produce with local families.
TICKETS: Tickets are $85/person or $170/couple for each dinner; purchase tickets here.
About the Zenger Farm
At Zenger Farm, we believe that communities thrive when people have a direct connection to their food and where it grows. We are a 24-acre urban farm and wetland located in outer Southeast Portland. Our goal is to be a place where communities can come together across multitudes of differences and generations, find access to nourishing food, connect to helpful resources and participate in food education and learning in a collaborative environment. In our first year, 200 children visited Zenger Farm. Last year, we hosted more than 12,000 visitors. For more information, please visit www.zengerfarm.org.