Cecil Farms celebrating 50 years with 3 farm-to-table dinners

February 24, 2024 | 12:11 am

Updated February 23, 2024 | 11:28 pm

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Cecil Farms is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with 3 seasonal farm-to-table dinners. One of the organizers, Suzanne Cecil White, said the events will celebrate all things Owensboro, including banjos, barbecue, and the blue bridge. 

The first event is on March 21 from 6-8 p.m. and features salad, a main course, desserts, beverages, and live music from Daviess County Line. They also have dinners planned for June 20 and September 26. 

Locally renowned chef and owner of Niko’s Bakery and Cafe Matt Weafer will cater the dinners. 

“Guests can expect a unique and comfortable dining experience on the farm,” White said. “Live music, community, and socializing; it’s a great opportunity to connect with our farm, family, and one another. Everyone deserves to get a taste of the farm life we get to live each day.”

Gary Cecil began the farm with his wife Imelda, eventually passing the torch to his son Ryan.

“Gary had a drive and determination to make things work, a willingness to do more than he had to on any given day. He worked tirelessly for the first 4 decades, working well into the midnight hours in the busiest seasons of the year, typically March through November,” White said. “Ryan has built onto the legacy with the same tenacity, commitment, and drive to succeed and show up for the jobs.”

White said both have always been willing to take risks, try new things, and innovate, leading to growth, development, and continuous progress. 

“The farm team we have built through the decades has been integral, with some employees standing with us for 3 decades now,” she said. “Their knowledge, experience, and commitment have made all the difference for us.”

White returned to the farm 12 years ago, further diversifying the operation. Katie Cecil joined the team 5 years later, reuniting the entire family on the farm. 

“We operate as a family first, both with our employees and our actual family members on the team,” White said. “We care for one another but also mutually understand the impact and results of hard work and dedication to the job and showing up every day, even on the hard days. We push hard, and often, the unseen toil has reaped the greatest harvest.”

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The farm will also host a 5-year celebration and open house on Sunday, April 28, for all couples who have celebrated their weddings at the venue. Attendees will receive a “locket of love” to leave their lasting mark on the grounds. Click here to learn more about the reunion. 

February 24, 2024 | 12:11 am

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