Arlington farm-to-table dinner to benefit farmers market

The Arlington Farm-to-Table Dinner on Sept. 9 is a showcase for Stillaguamish Valley farms and a fundraiser for the Arlington Farmers Market.

The dinner — a multi-course affair with local beer and regional wine pairings, music and art — is hosted by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce.

The dinner’s organizer, Lyanne Rolf from Key Bank, is looking forward to the event because the food is going to be “wonderful,” she said.

The antipasto course will be bruschetta. That will be followed by corn chowder and a roasted-beet salad topped with goat cheese. Entree choices are flank steak, chicken or a vegetarian roasted-vegetable napoleon, all served on a bed of smoked mashed potatoes and accompanied by another fresh vegetable. Dessert is shortbread topped with berry compote and Devonshire cream.

“Now doesn’t that make you hungry?” Rolf said. “I sure am.”

The dinner will be staged at Fosters Corn Maze on Highway 530, just west of downtown Arlington. Other farms involved include Garden Treasures Organic Farm, Hazel Blue Acres and Bakers Acres Family Farm, along with Open Crumb Bakery, Silvana Meats, Skookum Brewery and help with the wine from Grocery Outlet.

Crafting and preparing the dinner will be one of the chefs affiliated with the Cascade Cafe at Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington. Serving the meal will be students from Arlington, Weston and Lakewood high schools.

“Everyone involved is volunteering their time for this fundraiser,” Rolf said.

A portion of proceeds from the dinner will help the Arlington Farmers Market develop its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program.

The program helps low-income families stretch their food dollars by enabling them to shop at the market with their electronic benefit transfer fund (EBT) cards.

The SNAP program also benefits farmers in the area by increasing their revenue and allowing them to continue to produce affordable, easily accessible fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products, said Chamber of Commerce director Jennifer Egger.

And the dinner has an educational aspect as well. Some of the farmers providing produce for the meal plan to be on hand to talk about their farms.

The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with a no-host beer and wine garden. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.

The Harvey Creek Band from Arlington will entertain. And the Arlington Arts Council plans an art show, an offshoot of the Art in Legion Park event dowtown earlier in the day.

“The dinner is an opportunity to show off the resources we have right here in our community,” Rolf said.

Arlington Farm-to-Table Dinner

6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Foster’s Corn Maze, 5818 Highway 530, Arlington. (The corn maze and pumpkin patch opens weekends beginning Sept. 15.)

Tickets are $70 for one, or two for $130. A table for eight costs $500. Seating is limited, so people are encouraged to get their tickets soon.

Buy tickets online at http://bit.ly/arlingtonfarmtotable or by phoning the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce at 360-659-5453.

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