Now in its 6th year, the annual Farm-to-Table dinner hosted by Hill View Farms and Cecil Farms Produce, has increasingly gained popularity. According to Cecil Farms’ Suzanne Cecil White, 40 additional seats were added this year, increasing the number of tickets available from 85 to 125.
“We sold out faster this year than ever,” White said. “We always sell out at least two weeks ahead of the event, but this year it was sold out nearly five weeks ahead. We didn’t even have the tickets on sale for a whole month. That is exciting for us — it tells us that this is an event that we’ve created that people look forward to each year!”
The dinner, to be held this year on Saturday, August 17, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. is a 21 and over event which includes music, freshly-prepared food and amazing views. While the evening highlights meats from Hill View Farms and produce from Cecil Farms, the overall focus is on the local agriculture of Daviess County.
“We are working with Chef Tim on a mouth-watering menu of local fair from both Hill View Farms and Cecil Farms Produce,” White said.
Aside from locally raised and grown meats and vegetables, Cecil and Hill View Farms work diligently to provide an atmosphere for the evening that offers a gentle mix of Southern charm and quaint country living.
“We really do pour ourselves into this event, with the goal of making it an exceptional, one-of-a-kind experience each and every year,” White said. “The audience it attracts has been phenomenal — that makes it truly enjoyable for us.”
The event, typically held in September, was moved to August this year and will take place at the recently constructed White Chateau at Cecil Farms.
White said the dinner would not be possible without assistance from sponsors such as BB&T, Melon 1, Clark Distributing, Mischel Monuments, Farm Credit Mid-America and Message Input.