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Hub City Farmers Market annual farm-to-table dinner goes virtual on September 24

Hub City Farmers Market’s annual fundraising dinner will go virtual on September 24 with participants preparing a 3-course meal alongside – albeit online – Spartanburg Chef Jamie Cribbs of The Kennedy.

The past five years, Hub City Farmer’s Market has staged an annual fundraising dinner at Spartanburg’s Northside Harvest Park with attendance limited to about 100, according to Executive Director Jordan Wolfe. This year’s online event can accommodate an unlimited number of participants, she said.

“This year, we’re trying a fundraiser with a twist that is patterned after a successful event by Mill Village Farms in Greenville,” Wolfe said. “We’re excited to have support from Chef Jamie Cribbs, Bond Street Wines, RJ Rockers and our local musicians.”

The evening will include a three-course meal, prepared by Cribbs in the picturesque backyard of a HCFM board member, using ingredients from HCFM farmers. Dinner participants will purchase a package that includes ingredients needed to prepare the meal in their own kitchens with live, online instruction from Cribbs. Food options are trout, chicken, or vegetarian.

Along with ingredients, the dinner package will include a bottle of wine chosen by Bond Street Wines, beer chosen by RJ Rockers or juice for mixers provided by Health in Hand Juice and Smoothie Bar. And the event will feature live music by guitarist Brandon Turner and singer Fayssoux Starling McLean.

The cost is $150 for two people, with proceeds benefitting HCFM’s Healthy Hero Vouchers that help feed families financially impacted by COVID-19.

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A nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the supply and access to healthy, local food in Spartanburg, Hub City Farmers Market offers a Saturday Farmers Market, a Mobile Market, and an Urban Teaching Farm.

The Farmers Market is open every Saturday April through December from 8 a.m. until Noon at Northside Harvest Park. The market has a variety of local products including fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, olive oil, honey, pottery, and other value-added goods. The market doubles Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) vouchers so that its products are accessible and affordable for all Spartanburg residents. It also offers a $10 Healthy Hero Voucher for those who have been affected financially by COVID-19.

“To date, we have distributed over $20,000 worth of Healthy Hero Vouchers and accepted and matched over $36,000 of SNAP and Healthy Bucks,” Wolfe said.

Want to participate?

What:  Hub City Farmers Market Annual Farm to Table Dinner

When:  Thursday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where:  Your kitchen with online instruction from Spartanburg Chef Jamie Cribbs

Tickets:  $150 for two people, with proceeds benefitting families financially impacted by COVID-19. Tickets available until Sept. 18.

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