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Slow Food MN Presents Where the Wild Things Are: Foraged Foods Farm Dinner
Sun, May 21, 2017, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Are you ready for a Slow Food adventure in the countryside?
• A springtime dinner cooked by Yia Vang of Union kitchen
• Tours and talks by farmers and guest-forager The Urban Nettle
• Meet Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Minnesota's first member-owned brewery
• A day on the farm with family and friends
Join Slow Food Minnesota at York Farm in Hutchinson* on Sunday, May 21 to celebrate the season’s first wild offerings.
You'll experience a Slow foraged meal complete with kitchen stories, a wood-fired oven, playful Gloucestershire piglets, ripening heirloom strawberries, nettle patches, a glorious rustic barn, beehives and fruit orchards.
The 10th annual Wild Things farm dinner will be a true fusion of global and local cuisine. Up-and-coming chef Yia Vang of Union Kitchen will cook a Hmong-inspired meal built around Minnesota foraged foods. Foraging was a way of life for the Hmong in Southeast Asia, and when they came to Minnesota, they adapted the dishes of their homeland to the wild plants they found here.
Our host family farmers, Andy Cotter and Irene Genelin, specialize in growing organic strawberries, currants, gooseberries, pears, apples and table grapes for many of our favorite Slow restaurants in the Twin Cities. These fruits flourish in an environment benefiting from 65 acres of permanent wetland planted with native grasses and flowers for pollinators.
Come share and celebrate Minnesota’s bounty of early spring foraged foods with Slow Food Minnesota!
* just over an hour west of Minneapolis.
Pork: TC Farms raises organic fed, no-soy heritage breed hogs. No growth drugs, no gross sup-therapeutic antibiotics, no gestation crates. Sustainable farming, delicious taste.
Vegetables: Dawn 2 Dusk
Volunteers have the option to receive a $10 discounted ticket for just a 2-hour time commitment. Please select your shift(s) here once you've purchased your ticket. As a volunteer, you'll still be able to enjoy all aspects of the event outside of your shift time. Direct any volunteer-related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please, no pets! Pets of any size, shape, species or breed are not permitted at this event (unfortunately, farm animals and Fido don't mix).
Please note that seating is picnic style — attendees are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The event is rain or shine, so if it rains we'll get cozy in the barn (but bring a coat & boots for exploring the hidden treasures of York Farm)!
Remember that you will be visitors on a working farm. Upon purchasing a ticket, you assume responsibility for any risk in regards to personal injury or property damage. By attending the event, you are agreeing not to hold responsible the farm, chefs, Slow Food MN, or any event organizers.
Contact Hannah with questions about tickets or the event.