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WKBG raffling nature getaway for Valentine’s Day

January 24, 2021 | 12:06 am

Updated January 23, 2021 | 10:30 pm

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Countryside scenery, fresh fare and comfortable isolation could be on your menu for Valentine’s Day. 

The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden booked a two-person reservation for dinner and a one-night stay at Farmer & Frenchman, an eatery and event venue located in nearby Robards. 

Farmer & Frenchman boasts an upscale barn aesthetic dining space, farm- and vineyard-to-table cuisine, and three solar-powered cabins with a king-size bed, mini kitchen, living room, and private patios overlooking the vineyard and several miles of walking trails. 

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For Valentine’s Day, the winery is hosting a limited, socially-distanced dinner with five courses of European-style favorites with Kentucky-grown foods along with private sleeping accommodations. 

The event is fully booked — the cabins are booked most upcoming weekends, actually — but one spot remains reserved for the WKBG raffle winner. 

“It’s a nice way for people to have fun, safe getaway,” said Laurna Strehl, WKBG executive director. 

The raffle will serve as a small fundraiser for the garden in lieu of the annual, in-person “Cupid’s Kitchen” brunch. 

Strehl wanted to keep the garden’s holiday tradition alive, so the raffle winner will also receive a premium orchid grown at WKBG. 

“We wanted to offer something from the garden and to offer something where COVID measures can be honored,” she said. 

Strehl emphasized that the event was not limited to romantic couples and open to friends and family. 

“It’s for you and your loved one,” Strehl said.  

Raffle tickets are $10 and available through WKBG. For more information on the vineyard, contact Farmer & Frenchman

January 24, 2021 | 12:06 am

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