Sea to Table: a dinner celebrating Oregon’s sustainable fisheries
Ten Rivers Food Web will be hosting Sea to Table: a dinner celebrating Oregon’s sustainable fisheries on February 26th from 5pm to 8pm at Linn-Benton Community College. Highlighting the magnificent sustainable seafood and produce available during Oregon’s winter months, Chefs Rob Pounding of Blackfish Café in Lincoln City and Matt Bennett of Sybaris Bistro in Albany (both featured chefs at the prestigious James Beard House in New York) are teaming up to support low-income access to healthy, locally grown food in Lincoln and Linn counties.
Guests will learn about sustainable seafood and local farms directly from the fishermen and farmers who supply ingredients for the meal. Seafood will be provided by the Oregon Crab Commission, the Oregon Trawl Commission, The Oregon Albacore Commission, and Ocean Bleu at Gino’s. Springhill Farm and Persephone Farm will supply the fresh winter produce. The event will feature live music from Sweet Papa Lowdown. Reserve a table for 8 to dine with friends, family, or co-workers by calling Katy Giombolini at 541-602-7278. Vegetarian entrees will be available, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your request.
This benefit dinner will support the That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program, an initiative that aims to make local, nutritious food more affordable for low-income consumers while also supporting Oregon’s small farms. When customers use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at participating farmers’ markets, with a minimum purchase of $6 they receive an additional $6 in That’s My Farmer tokens. In 2011, SNAP transactions at the Newport Farmers’ Market increased 102% from the previous year with customers using $1,740 in That’s My Farmer tokens. Building on the success of the Newport Farmers’ Market, we are hoping to expand the program to Lincoln City, Toledo, and Yachats for the 2012 market season.
Tickets are $49 and can be purchased at Oregon Coast Community College or online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/222326