Local foods featured at Farm-to-Table Dinner May 2

Tigers for Community Agriculture will host a sustainable dinner called the Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner May 2, 2015. The event will take place on the south side of Eckles Hall on the MU campus in the Butterfly Garden.

Sustainable farming is becoming an important and relevant movement in the modern agriculture industry. Members of Tigers for Community Agriculture are active participants in the sustainable ag movement, and have a vegetable growing project that is a part of the Environmental Leadership Office within the Department of Student Life.

The Farm-to-Table dinner features a four-course dinner. Local chefs will prepare and cook the meals using food grown locally — within 100 miles of Columbia. This dinner also follows a rule of BYOP-Bring Your Own Plate. The program will begin at 3 p.m. and will conclude at 7 p.m. The prices of tickets differ depending on the dining choice and age of the participant.

“The Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner was started by students and staff that were interested in bringing together the campus and town community to start a discussion about the challenges of our food system,” said Leslie Touzeau, a manager of Tigers for Community Agriculture and an event coordinator for the dinner. “We thought a Farm-to-Table dinner would not only spark dialogue across campus about issues in agriculture and our food system, it would also be a lovely way to showcase the talented chefs and the delicious products that can be found right here in Missouri.”

Laura Bardot

About the Author Laura Bardot

I knew how to drive a tractor in a field long before I knew how to drive a vehicle on the road. I hail from a century farm in Lonedell, Missouri, and have always had a deep-rooted passion for agriculture. I grew-up on my family’s large commercial beef cattle operation and was active in the local 4-H club and FFA chapter during my youth. I am excited to be writing for Corner Post for my third semester. Corner Post has provided me with several great writing opportunities for stories in the past and I look forward to the stories that come from this semester.