The first event was held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Moccasin Creek Country Club. The event, sponsored by the Chamber's Agribusiness Committee and the Avera St. Luke’s Foundation, is held to build awareness and support for area Agriculture needs and the Avera Farm and Rural Stress Hotline. This hotline is only possible through the work of philanthropy & grant support and is more important now than ever.
This unique event is designed to open conversations between farmers and South Dakotans about food and farming. It will give consumers the chance to share thoughts about food with producers while learning how farmers raise food and work to keep it safe. The focal point of Field to Fork, thematically and literally, is the dinner table. As the place where family and friends share in food, fellowship and conversation, the dinner table serves as a symbol of open dialogue about food and farming.
The menu includes a five-course dining experience, prepared by Chef Jacob Collins, that utilizes a variety of products, sourced locally and throughout South Dakota. Producers will be present for discussion. Proceeds will go to the Avera Farm and Rural Stress Hotline.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 2020 event was cancelled. However, we hope to re-instate this great event in 2021. If your business is interested in sponsoring this event, contact Lisa Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at the Chamber at (605) 225-2860.