Wisconsin Farm to Table Brings Farmers Together to Make Memorable Evening Celebrating Local Food

Wisconsin Farm to Table presents the sixth annual Farm to Table Dinner at Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center in Arlington, Wis. on Saturday, August 17, starting at 5 p.m.

Located at W6723 Badger Lane, Arlington, Wis., Emmons Blaine Dairy Farm will provide the backdrop for a picturesque dining experience, designed to bring consumers and farmers together to explore the world of agriculture. Guests are welcome to arrive at 5 p.m. with farm tours kicking off the evening’s festivities at 5:15 p.m. The cheese reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the five-course dinner featuring these local farmer stories at 7:00 p.m.

This inspiring, annual occasion centers around animal care, sustainable practices, and the safe and pure food products consumed at dinner tables throughout the year. Enticing creations designed by local chef Tyler Sailsbery of The Black Sheep, will cultivate the conversation. All of the evening’s pieces lend to a common goal of bringing together a community of consumers through food grown and raised by local farmers, found at local grocery stores, and thoughtfully prepared by local culinary experts.

Local Food Contributors
Those contributing to the meal are experts in their fields, working to bring exceptional flavors and ingredients to the table. The following farms and businesses are contributing ingredients for the Wisconsin Farm to Table meal:

  • Sassy Cow Creamery, Sun Prairie, Wis.: Contributing ice cream
  • UW-Madison Agronomy & Soil Science Department, Madison, Wis.: Contributing hemp seeds​​​​​​​

These additional farms and businesses are supplying ingredients to the Wisconsin Farm to Table meal as well as presenting their stories during the dinner program:

  • Heil Ginseng, Edgar, Wis.: Contributing ginseng
  • UW-Madison Agronomy Department, Madison, Wis.: Contributing sweet corn
  • Gumz Farms, Endeavor, Wis.: Contributing mint, red potatoes and onions
  • Emmi Roth Cheese, Monroe, Wis.: Donating Grand Cru Reserve cheese
  • Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center, Arlington, Wis.: Mike Peters, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Agricultural Research Station (ARS) network, will share a bit of history about the research facility and how the work they do supports dairy farmers across the industry.

In addition to the above farms, Wisconsin Farm to Table is also fortunate to have in-kind and monetary contributions from the following Wisconsin farmers, suppliers, and organizations: Alta Genetics, Chula Vista Cheese Co., Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, Feed Components, Klondike Cheese Co., Lallemand, Ponderosa Farmstead Cheese, Quality Roasting, Inc., Tier 1 Nutritionals, Vita Plus Corporation, Waunakee Veterinary Service, and Zoetis.

A Great Cause
Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center has named the Columbia County 4-H Program and the Deforest Area Needs Network as the recipients of a portion of the evening’s Wisconsin Farm to Table proceeds.

To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable.com, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at (262) 203-4016, or email wifarmtotable@gmail.com. The event is open to the public and specifically influential people in the surrounding region that are interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates. The event is limited to the first 100 guests. Those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Wisconsin Farm to Table is a non-profit event organization established in 2013 to offer an on-farm experience, with a farm tour, elegant dinner, and dialogue between those interested in agriculture and where their food originates. Money raised from the annual event is donated to a local non-for-profit of the host farm’s choice.