Monday, November 5, 2018

Food bank's 'Farm-to-Feast' dinner set for Thursday

A tasting station at last year's event. (photo provided)
CAMPBELL HALL -- The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley will host its 4th annual "Farm-to-Fork Feast" this Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Country Club at Otterkill, 100 Otter Road in this Orange County community.

It will feature a four-course dinner prepared by local chefs using many locally-sourced ingredients. Dinner will be preceded by a cocktail hour, with tasting stations featuring samples from various Hudson Valley restaurants, wineries, bakeries, and breweries.

The dinner will be prepared by:
  • The Country Club at Otterkill (1st appetizer)
  • Heritage Food + Drink (2nd appetizer)
  • Cosimo’s on Union (entrée)
  • Henry's at the Farm (dessert).
Tasting station vendors will include Bad Seed Cider, Benmarl Winery, Brotherhood Winery, Café Spice, The Culinary Institute of America, Delancey's, Henry's at the Farm, Hudson Ale Works, Local Artisan Bakery, Milanese Italian Restaurant, Newburgh Brewing Co., Switch Inn, and Tuthilltown Spirits.

The event also will include live music, a raffle, and silent and live auctions.

The stated mission of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is to address what it calls "food insecurity," most often defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate food for a healthy, active life. Working in partnership with the food industry, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley collects surplus food and distributes it to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a six-county region of the Lower Hudson Valley. Last year, it provided 16 million pounds of food to more than 124,000 people through 400 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day care centers, senior programs, rehabilitation programs, and programs for the disabled.

Tickets, available online, or by calling 845-534-5344, are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.

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