This Friday, Main Street Mt. Pleasant will be hosting a Farm to Table Dinner in Central Park, in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. They will be featuring locally produced foods and wines in a 5 course meal.
The majority of the food we eat travels an average of 1500 miles from farm to your dinner table... but the food in this meal has traveled just an average of 11 miles from farm to plate!
If you are interested in attending, contact Lisa Oetken at Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance - 319.385.3101 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details visit the event facebook page at this link - FARM TO TABLE DINNER
Jones' Family Farm - Danville, IA: You can find Caroline and her heirloom veggies at a handful of farmers markets in Southeast Iowa, including the Jefferson Street Farmers Market in Burlington and the Fort Madison Farmers Market. She will be supplying heirloom tomatoes, mixed cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley and garlic for the dinner. Products provided for this dinner: cherry tomatoes, green zebra tomatoes, parsley, garlic & basil
Bernie Wordeman - St. Paul, IA: Bernie grows a wide variety of veggies and can be found at many southeast Iowa farmers markets. He sets up at Fort Madison, Montrose and Mt. Pleasant markets. Products provided for this dinner: sweet potatoes, winter squash
Bill Totemeier Farms – New London: Karl Totemeier is a budding young farmer who grows vegetables on his family’s historic farm along the Des Moines-Henry County line. His vegetable products aren’t currently available at area farmers markets, but he is honing his growing skills and hopes to market more in the following years. His father Bill also raises and sells grass fed beef 1/2s and 1/4s. Products provided for this dinner: potatoes, carrots, beef roast
Schnicker Specialties – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa: Marty & Mary Schnicker and their children are well-known for their giant veggie growing skills. You can’t walk through the vegetable hall at the Iowa State Fair without seeing a handful of “Schnicker” entries. You can often find Marty, Mary, or their children at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market selling their veggies, gourds and eggs. Products provided for this dinner: Eggs, onions, gourds
Mogo Farms – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa: Morgan, Kevin and Paula Hoenig grow certified organic fruits and veggies in their greenhouses on the north side of Mt. Pleasant, and on a family farm acreage just south of Mt. Pleasant. They also sell honey, flowers, homemade jam and baked goods at the Market on main in Mt. Pleasant and the Jefferson Street farmers market in Burlington. Products provided for this dinner: eggplant, green beans, lettuce mix, summer squash & mixed herbs
Windrush Hill Farm – Mt. Pleasant, Iowa: Ann Bennett raises grass fed beef west of Mt. Pleasant. If you are interested in sourcing some beef from her, she will put you on a waiting list and raise an animal with your order in mind. Then she will let you know when the animals are ready to be harvested. Products provided for this dinner: beef roasts
Apple Tree Orchard – Lockridge, Iowa: Marcia Rich is a staple at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market. You can always count on her for a beautiful variety of apples in the late summer and fall. She also makes the best caramel apples!! Products provided for this dinner: apples
Hill Family Farm - Olds, IA: Products provided for this dinner: honey
Henry County Pork Producers: A non-profit organization made up of pork producers within Henry County, Iowa. All proceeds from their activities go to a scholarship fund in which high school seniors at Winfield, WACO, Mount Pleasant and New London can apply. Products provided for this dinner: pork loin, bacon
Airport Road Vineyard - Mt. Pleasant, IA: Mallory, Mike and Kalen Henderson own and operate Mt. Pleasant's hometown vineyard and winery. They produce award winning wines onsite and also offer a beautiful venue space for weddings or events. Products provided for this dinner: wine
East Grove Farms - Salem, IA: The Garretson family specializes in honey wine (also known as mead) made from various fruit like Elderberries on their historic family farm. They host special events at their farm and offer tastings by appointment. Products provided for this dinner: mead