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

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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.

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Wisconsin Farm to Table Dinner: August 19th

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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 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.

Save the Date: Wisconsin Farm to Table Dinner Comes to Green County

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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 http://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 – July 30th

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Wisconsin Farm to Table announces the second annual Farm to Table Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Sunburst Dairy.

This elegant 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 we consume at our 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, beef 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.  In February 2015, Tyler also began working as the executive chef and general manager for Fin & Hooves, located inside the Whitewater Country Club. The atmosphere at Fin and Hooves is casual and fun, with a menu focused on local beef and fresh seafood.

To secure your ticket and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable.com or call event contact, Kari Kuehl at (262) 203-4016. 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.

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

Sunburst Dairy – July 30th

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Wisconsin Farm to Table announces the second annual Farm to Table Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Sunburst Dairy.

This elegant 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 we consume at our 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, beef 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.  In February 2015, Tyler also began working as the executive chef and general manager for Fin & Hooves, located inside the Whitewater Country Club. The atmosphere at Fin and Hooves is casual and fun, with a menu focused on local beef and fresh seafood.

To secure your ticket and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable.com or call event contact, Kari Kuehl at (262) 203-4016. 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.

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

Welcome to Wisconsin Farm to Table

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Our mission is to offer an elegant dinner, tour and encourage dialogue between those interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates. Money raised from the event will be donated to a local non-for-profit of the host farm’s choice.