Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
County Program Director - Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A special upcoming event being billed as “Dinner in the Orchard” will benefit Greene County Extension and feature locally produced foods deliciously prepared on a Midsummer Night’s Eve. But you only have until June 10 to purchase the limited tickets available for this memorable evening.
This second annual event begins with a welcome at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at Sunshine Valley Farm Café, 8125 E State Highway AD, Rogersville, Mo. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs funded by Greene County Extension.
This year, Chef Craig von Foerster of From Table to Farm, will put together a micro-local four course menu that will begin with appetizers in the orchard. Dine inside or on the porch with views of the Orchard. Local wine and beer and music will be part of the evening. After dinner, attendees will have a chance to take home a homemade pie with a fun “pie pull.”
MU Extension specialists and staff from Greene County will attend along with Greene County Extension Council members who have organized and planned the event.
The event is a match with MU Extension’s mission and program focus according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
“Greene County Extension specialists are heavily invested in promoting and educating the public about locally produced foods, helping people produce their own food, teaching about good nutrition and helping local businesses succeed,” said Duitsman. “This event will showcase the impact of those efforts in one location.”
Seating for this event is limited to 80 individuals and the first event did sell out.
Advanced tickets must be purchased before June 10 and are available at a cost of $75 per person.
Tickets can be purchased by cash or check at the Greene County Extension office, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807 or easily and safely online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene
or directly at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1565247
Individuals with questions about the dinner can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1914, Greene County residents have sought help from Extension in areas related to agriculture, gardening, 4-H youth, nutrition, families, business and community development. Members of “Friends of Greene County Extension” contribute financially to make it possible for Extension to continue having a positive impact on the quality of life in Greene County.