LOGAN – Cache Valley residents have the chance to enjoy the valley’s bountiful summer harvest at this year’s Cache Valley Farmer’s Market Farm to Table Banquet on September 14.
All food will be provided by market vendors and will be held at Crumb Brothers, 291 South 300 West in Logan. Tickets are $35 for adults, tickets for children 4-12 are $10 and children under 3 eat free. Mary Laine, Market Manager, said this is the most expensive banquet they’ve done, but she hopes the price still allows for the community to come and enjoy a local dinner.
“This is not a fundraiser, I just hope we break even,” Laine said. “This is more an educational event and a chance for our neighbors to enjoy locally-grown food. You come to the market, buy food, and eat locally. We want to show people the wonderful meal they can have.”
Laine hopes people walk away from the dinner with a full belly and an understanding of how they can use the vegetables and meats that maybe aren’t usually offered at their dinner table.
“We want to offer up some different ideas and ways to use local produce, meats, and cheese,” she said.
The Cache Valley Farmer’s Market has been a great success this year. Laine said they’ve had more customers than ever before.
“It’s the best one yet,” she added. “It’s about time because we worked for so many years and vendors stayed with us when they weren’t really making any money. It’s good to see our vendors do well and make it worth their while to come down and spend their Saturday.”
This year’s banquet will feature goat and lamb and smoked trout for the meat selection. Vegetables like eggplant, green beans, corn, squash, and potatoes, and valley fruit including peaches, watermelon, and cantaloupe.
“We offer what’s doing well each season,” Laine said. “Things are doing well this year. I can’t think of anything that we’re missing.”
The banquet starts at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers, and the full buffet will be open from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are capped at 125, and Laine said if people want to attend, they should purchase their tickets very soon.
For more information visit www.gardenersmarket.org