Forest, Farm & Fork

at Wholesome Valley Farm
927 US Route 62, Wilmot, Ohio 44689


The Wilderness Center is thrilled to be returning to Wholesome Valley Farm this September 28, from 5 pm – 10 pm, for its second annual farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser, Forest, Farm & Fork.

Forest, Farm & Fork blends the elegance of a gourmet, fine-dining meal and service with the rustic setting of a working farm, garnished with the real-life personalities of outstanding chefs, farmers and naturalists – all to benefit The Wilderness Center’s educational programs and conservation work.

This year Chef Derek Suhoski will be at the helm in the kitchen and Chef Ashley Suhoski will be in charge of the specially created desserts. This husband and wife team is experienced in preparing the kind of curated menu that celebrates the region’s summer bounty. Guests will begin their evening mingling with friends while enjoying local beer and wine and sampling a charcuterie spread of house-cured meats, Ohio cheeses, pickled vegetables and preserves, while live music is provided by Gaetano’s Jazz Trio. Dinner will be a seasonal feast, fresh from the farm, served in the farm’s 19th-century barn just steps away from where much of the meal’s fare originated! A fire-roasted tomato soup and riesling poached pear salad with chevre and balsamic drizzle will start the meal, followed by entrees including fried chicken over a bed of ham-hock braised greens, apple butter bbq smoked brisket with jalapeno cheddar corn pudding with tangy fall coleslaw. Guests will end their evening savoring a delicious sampling of desserts spotlighting seasonal favorites as they enjoy an exciting auction of unique products and experiences.

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 produced on site and sourced from more than 90 local farms. We are proud to be collaborating with our neighboring farmers not only to provide a marvelous evening of fresh and extraordinary cuisine, but also to demonstrate the 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.

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.

Forest, Farm & Fork reservations are available at $95.00 per person. Call Barbara Vitcosky at 330.359.5235 with questions.

Forest Farm & Fork Sponsors

Platinum Level
About magazine

Silver Level

Aultman / Aultcare
Ted & Cricket Boyd / Bob & Linda DeHoff
The Dafler Company
Huntington Bank
Pomerene Hospital
The Ward J. &  Joy A. Timken Foundation
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway

Bronze Level
Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management
Belden Brick Company Charitable Trust
Employers Health
Fresh Fork Market
H-P Products, Inc.
The Karcher Group
MacNealy Hoover Investment Management
Ed & Louise Mahoney
The R.C. Miller Family
Schauer Group
Troyer Manufacturing – A Division of Lipari Foods
Don R. Wallick Auctions, Inc.
Wholesome Valley Farm

Sponsorships for Forest, Farm & Fork are available. For more information, please call Barbara Vitcosky at 330.359-5235.

Wilderness Center