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On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Goodell Gardens will host its 2nd Annual Homegrown Dinner Fundraiser. This true farm-to-table gourmet dining experience will be presented in partnership with Chef DJ York of Julian’s in Meadville.

Learn the story of local foods and the farms that grew them as Goodell Gardens and Chef DJ guide you through the meal. Each plate will feature exquisitely prepared foods from Goodell Gardens Farmers Market vendors and other regional farms. Taste the harvest of fresh farm foods grown by your neighbors right here in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The Homegrown Dinner will also feature live music and will serve as an exclusive preview of our Harvest Festival Art Show.

To create the perfect event, only a limited number of tickets will be offered, and they must be purchased in advance.

Ticket prices are $110 for members of Goodell Gardens, $125 for non members. Buy 2 tickets at the non member price, and get a free Household-level membership ($50 value).

This year’s menu (subject to change based on seasonal availiablity:

First Course
Tender Acres Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham from Big Horn Meats, and Chef DJ’s Housemade Pimento Jam
Vegetarian option will omit ham

Second Course
Deep-fried Rainbow Swiss Chard Chips with Mascarpone, Dimatteo Farms raspberry puree and arugula microgreens from Live & Learn Farm

Third Course
Tender Acres Spaghetti Squash with oven roasted Teed Farms heirloom tomatoes, Strawberry Lane spinach and parmesan cheese

Fourth Course
Bone-in Pork from Cherry Hill Ecological Farm with deep fried leeks from Raintree Farms, shallots and bacon (also Cherry Hill Eco Farm) cream sauce, with swiss chard and kale
Vegetarian option: Potato Leek Soup

Fifth Course
Bleu cheese, Dijon, and sunflower crusted Pine Run Farm Heritage Breed chicken breast with raspberry-merlot demi-glaze and roasted Peace by Piece Farm French fingerling potatoes
Vegetarian option: Crawford County Fungi Mushroom subbed for meat

Sixth Course
Confections of a Cake Lover’s Drunken Pumpkin Cheesecake made with fresh, Strawberry Lane pumpkin
— paired with a selection of teas & coffees from Happy Mug

Each course will be paired with a Voodoo beer or Five&20 cocktail.
Non-alcoholic options will also be available.

If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know so Chef DJ can make accommodations.