Forest, Farm & Fork
The Wilderness Center is excited to announce its first farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser, Forest, Farm & Fork on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Wholesome Valley Farms in Wilmot, Ohio.
This unique dining experience will bring nature lovers, food enthusiasts and farmers together to support our common goal of protecting our environment through sustainable agriculture, nature education, resource conservation and community engagement. Of course, the real emphasis will be on delicious, locally produced food and beverages! Please join us for this on-farm culinary exploration of the flavors of Ohio. Enjoy dinner in a beautifully restored 19th century barn, just steps away from where your food was grown, while live jazz plays softly in the background. It’s a great opportunity to share a relaxing evening with friends and enjoy the pleasures of eating locally.
The evening’s creations will be prepared by elite, local chef, Parker Bosley and the staff of Cleveland’s Fresh Fork Market. Chef Bosley is currently chef-in-residence for Fresh Fork Market where he works with local produce at the peak of freshness to craft unique dishes, packed with fresh ingredients and divine flavors. Parker’s New American Bistro, was twice recognized by Gourmet Magazine as one of America’s 50 best.
Wholesome Valley Farm is located just around the corner from the Center, nestled in the rolling hills of northeast Ohio and is known for its sustainable, organic produce and pasture-raised livestock. Trevor Clatterbuck is the founder of Fresh Fork Market and owner of Wholesome Valley Farm. Clatterbuck sources from more than 90 local farms for a large selection of organic and sustainable produce, meats, cheeses and more.
We are proud to be collaborating with our neighboring farm not only to provide a marvelous evening of fresh and extraordinary cuisine, but also to demonstrate our common environmental principles that TWC shares with Wholesome Valley Farm and so many other Ohio food producers who strive to provide food and fiber for our community in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.
For those of you who have enjoyed our former “black-tie and evening gown” Earthly Delight gala events, please note that the attire for Forest, Farm & Fork is considerably more flexible – significantly more casual to at most “farm fancy.” In fact, we encourage guests to wear comfortable clothing and footwear to suit the weather of the day…after all, dinner will be served in a barn!
Accommodations for special dietary needs, food allergies, vegetarian options can be arranged but need to be stated when reservations are made. Last minute accommodations cannot be guaranteed.
Reservations for Forest, Farm & Fork are $75 per person for Wilderness Center members and $100 per person for non-members. For more information, please call Barb at (330) 359-5235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the following sponsors of Forest, Farm & Fork:
Platinum Level Sponsors:
Gold Level Sponsors:
Ted & Cricket Boyd and Bob & Linda DeHoff
The Ward J. & Joy A. Timken Foundation
Bronze Level Sponsors:
MacNealy Hoover Investment Management