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August 29, 2016

Farmhand Dinner 2016

Join us for our Fourth Annual Farmhand Dinner on September 28, 2016. Our farmers, ranchers, and growers are celebrating the end of a bountiful summer, and we're offering our guests a unique opportunity to enjoy a family-style meal with the men and women who produced it. The Farmhand Dinner features the collective efforts of eight of Nashville’s most talented chefs who will create a casual yet inspiring Southern meal made with fresh ingredients grown by our local farmers.

This annual fundraiser, inspired by fifth-generation farmer Troy Smiley, honors the traditon when farm workers gathered for a celebratory meal after a long day in the fields. Mayor Megan Barry will give the welcoming remarks, and all proceeds will benfit the Friends of the Nashville Farmers' Market.

The evening kicks off at 6:00 pm with a traditional “water break” featuring signature cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.  The dinner bell will ring at 7:00 pm to begin the 4-course meal that will include wine pairings and live music by Bluegrass favorite Jeremy Holt and the Tennessee Field-Hands.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased now by visiting our ticket page. Join our Facebook event page for more details. Seating is limited, so get you tickets before they are all gone! 

Chaired by: Margot McCormack, Margot Café & Bar

Emceed by: Jesse Goldstein, Food Sheriff

Inspired by: Troy Smiley, Smiley’s Farm

Opening Remarks: Mayor Megan Barry


Participating Chefs:

Laura Wilson and producers of Citizen Kitchens, hors d’oeuvres

Hal Holden-Bache, Lockeland Table, bread basket accoutrements

Margot McCormack, Margot Café & Bar, salad

Tandy Wilson, City House, entrée side

Tyler Brown, Southcreek, entrée side

Trey Ciocca, The Farm House, entrée side

Ed Smith, Bacon & Caviar, entrée

Lisa Donovan, Buttermilk Road, dessert