Farm to Table Event Launches Ag + Art Weekend

Come to downtown Winnsboro June 16 for dinner in the open, featuring food straight from the farm to your table.

Come to downtown Winnsboro June 16 for dinner in the open, featuring food straight from the farm to your table.

WINNSBORO (June 2, 2016) – You’ve heard of ‘dinner on the ground’ after church services, well, get ready for ‘dinner in the street’ to kick off Fairfield County’s Ag + Art Tour, which is part of the nation’s largest free, self-guided farm tour to be held June 18-19.

The farm-to-table dinner will be held Thursday, June 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the Town Clock Promenade in Winnsboro. Food supplies will be provided by local farm sites and prepared by the best chef’s in the County. Tickets can be purchased for $30 per person online at www.eventbrite.com/e/ag-art-farm-to-table-dinner-tickets-25585083674.

“It’s going to be a wonderful event,” Fairfield County Chamber president Terry Vickers said. “We will have long dining tables set up down the middle of the street and the meal will be sumptuous. It’s going to be the don’t-miss event of the year in our county.”

The tour itself will follow that weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. Tour hours on Saturday will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, purchase something special, and learn more about rural life.

The tour farms include Gypsy Wind Farm; Triple J Farm; Forevermore Farm; The She Garden at Painted Picket; Fairfield Farmers Market and the Barclay School at Magnolia Farm. Most of the sites will have refreshments. Fairfield will also have five ancillary sites including Royal Greens, Palmer Street Market, Fairfield, Ridgeway Historic Museum, Historic Museum, Cotton Hill Fresh Market, as well as a reminder of local restaurants and shops. All sites and directions will be published in the Ag + Art brochure.