Farm Tours – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner – 7:00 pm
Wisconsin Farm to Table announces the location of the fourth annual Farm to Table dinner and fundraiser. Scheduled for Saturday, August 19th, the elegant dinner will be hosted in the rolling pasture of Voegeli Farms, Inc., a dairy farm situated between Monticello and New Glarus, Wis.
This memorable dining experience is designed to bring consumers and farmers together to explore the world of agriculture – focusing on animal care, environmental practices, and the safe and pure food products consumed at family dinner tables throughout the year. Wisconsin agriculture will be discovered through a unique on-farm culinary experience. Guests may explore the taste of Wisconsin’s agricultural diversity from prestigious cheeses, wines, meats, vegetables, and beyond.
The evening’s creations will be prepared and presented by local chef and self-proclaimed farm kid, Tyler Sailsbery. Chef Sailsbery is the head chef and owner of The Black Sheep in Whitewater, Wis., where he works with local farmers to craft unique dishes, packed with fresh ingredients and divine flavors. Chef Tyler also works as the executive chef and general manager for Fin & Hooves, inside the Whitewater Country Club, which offers a casual and fun atmosphere, with a menu focused on local beef and fresh seafood.
Located at N7190 State Road 69, Monticello, Wis., the Voegeli Farm is home to a long lineage of Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Bryan Voegeli, his brother Jimmy, mother Alice, children Brienna and Christopher, and the farm’s great staff are all involved in this sixth-generation dairy farm that was homesteaded in 1854. In 1895, the first Brown Swiss cows to set foot on the farm were purchased by Voegeli’s great-grandfather. This dairy breed has flourished on the farm’s rolling hills ever since – thanks in part to Voegeli’s father, Howard’s, legacy. Now composed of just over 1,000 acres with 220 Swiss cows in the milking herd, the Voegeli Farm still carries symbols of the region’s Swiss heritage while supplying milk for both award-winning cheese and most recently a new yogurt product.
“Directly connecting consumers with the food produced from our farm and surrounding farms, in an atmosphere we get to work in every day, is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,“ says Voegeli. “We’re excited for the quality foods and beverages showcased, along with the fun, on-farm experience, to create lasting, fond memories for everyone attending!”
This storied dairy farm, coupled with the lush rolling backdrop of Green County and Wisconsin’s long-standing agricultural history, serves as a prime location to bring together consumers and farmers from around their respective regions. A farm tour is scheduled at 5:00 p.m., followed by a cocktail hour and live music entertainment at 6:00 p.m., and concluding the evening’s program will be a catered dinner at 7:00 p.m.
To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable.com, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at (262) 203-4016, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.