Monday, June 13, 2016

Chamber Discusses Farm to Table Dinner

Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce is planning a dinner for later this summer that will help get local farmers and producers involved in a local marketing event.

During its regular monthly meeting in June, the Chamber’s board discussed having a Farm to Table Dinner in August. The idea is to host an outdoors picnic-style dinner that will be open to the public and will showcase food grown or produced solely in Crittenden County.

The Chamber hopes the event will help farmers and producers create awareness for what they are growing or making. From Amish-grown vegetables, to fruit from the Victory Gardens and honey from area beekeepers, there are plenty of delicious, home-grown options, said Chamber President Randa Poindexter.

While details have yet to be finalized, Chamber members are asking for local producers to begin making contact with the organization in order to create a catalog of available items. The phone number to the Chamber of Commerce office is (270) 965-5015.

In addition to the farm-to-fork-style dinner, Chamber directors are already beginning to piece together plans for this fall’s Pumpkin Festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1.
The Chamber meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month at 8 a.m., at the Chamber headquarters inside Marion City Hall’s Tourism Center.