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Local Dinner This Weekend; More Excitement Later

Continuing a fine tradition launched last year, this year's Sheep & Fiber Festival—one of Kentucky's most engaging festivals—will feature a locally sourced Farm-to-Table dinner and wine tasting this Saturday, May 17, at 6:30 PM in the Pavilion at Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road, in Lexington. A few tickets are still available, and here are a lot of good reasons for you to go:

  • The lively and delightful Jamie Aramini, founder of Sustainable Kentucky and the Kentucky Green Living Fair, instigator of WildFest and Somerset's Market on Main, published writer, and much more, will be the speaker. You might think someone so productive and effective would have to be too serious to enjoy. You'd be wrong. Jamie manages to make huge change fun. You want to hear her.
  • Sullivan Culinary School will prepare the food, using local ingredients. Last year the dinner featured a lamb dish made with Four Hills Farm Lamb that changed my mind forever about the possibilities for lamb on my table. You will enjoy whatever the skilled chefs prepare from Kentucky's abundance.
  • First Vineyard Winery and Sugar Creek Resort will offer a wine tasting before dinner and their wine will accompany the meal. First Vineyard has re-established a vineyard and winery at the Jessamine County site where the first commercial winery in the United States began operations in 1799. You want to taste and learn about this.
  • This whole experience costs $35, a fantastic value, and even so, helps fund a scholarship for a student to attend Sullivan Culinary School. You probably like getting a good deal while also doing good.

Be planning ahead for more good food and agriculture events:

September 3-5: Cross-Currents: Art + Agriculture Powering Rural Economies, Greensboro, NC

September 13-14: Crave Lexington—yep, that will be in Lexington, in Beaumont Circle, 1152 Monarch Street

October 11: Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show, Lexington, featuring many Kentucky tastes and tastemakers, with Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond as the celebrity chef

 

 

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