Join us for our second annual farm tour fundraiser!
The evening will include cocktails, small plates in three courses, a chance to mingle with the farmers, and a hay ride and farm tour. We are thrilled to be hosted by Black Locust Gardens, a farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture.
We’re also thrilled to have some talented folks working on the menu! You’ll see Jude Walser (Alley Bar) mixing drinks, and Chefs Chris Chiapelli (Black Pearl, Ross School of Business) and Chris Huey (Brecon Grille & Pub) creating delicious small plates.
Tickets can be purchased at the link below. Hope to see you there!
Address: 5780 W Joy Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
*Parking will be available; car pooling is encouraged!
First Course Appetizer
Chef Chris Huey’s Modernist Play on the Caprese Salad using Gaff Farms Heirloom Tomatoes, Recovery Park Farms Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Baby Cucumbers, Zingermans Marinated Baby Mozzerella and Marinated Olives, Pomegranate Molasses and Bacon Jam, garnished with Skinny Farms Fresh Basil.
Second Course Main Entree
Tantre Farm Roasted Heirloom Carrots seasoned with Roos Roast Coffee grounds, Cumin and Coriander. Black Locust Gardens Lime Basil/Kale Puree (made also with using Black Locust Garden Caramelized Onions, Tantre Farm Garlic, and Zingerman’s Onsa’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Whitney Farms Grilled Beef rubbed in Mindo Cocoa Powder served with Fluffy Bottoms Vanilla Yogurt and garnished with Black Locust Gardens Lavender and Tulsi Flowers.
Third Course Dessert
Chef Chris Huey’s Skinny Farm Basil Sorbet and Chef Christopher Chiapelli’s Black Locust Gardens Sun Gold Tomato Ice Cream.
“Garden Wonderlust” – Gin infused with BLG hyssop and lemon balm, a bit of creme de violette and pineapple juice
“Sacred Gimlet” – Vodka, Tulsi (Holy Basil) syrup made from BLG tulsi and lime juice
“Summer Daze” (non-alcoholic) – A relaxing iced tea made with Tulsi, spearmint and chamomile from BLG and a hint of agave and lemon
Mark your calendars! Our third annual Harvest Brunch is just around the corner on November 19th from 10am-1pm. Check out the tantalizing menu:
Tantre Farm Heirloom Veggie Hash with or without eggs
Roasted Pumpkin and Squash Pancakes with maple syrup or whipped cream & smoked brown sugar
Mighty Good Coffee Waffles with Tahitian vanilla bean infused syrup and mindo chocolate sauce
Slow Farms Roasted Acorn Squash Bowl with vanilla yogurt, granola and fall fruits
Special diet? We will make every effort to meet vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free requests. Meals can be cooked with oil, butter, or bacon fat, depending on dietary needs.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance (see below).
Limited time left to buy a ticket!
The Agrarian Adventure invites you to a trolley tour of three local farms! Each stop will feature a different chef and a different farm and include a short tour. Specialty cocktails will be available with our guest bartender Jude Walser from the Alley Bar. Chefs include Chris Chiapelli (Ross School of Business, Black Pearl), Chris Huey (Mediterrano) and Chef James Raynak (Robin Hills Farm).
This special trolley tour will pick up at 4pm (and drop off at 9pm) at the last stop of the third annual Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaborative Garden Tour at Pittsfield Elementary School. Be sure to check out information about this great, free school garden tour taking place before the trolley trip!
Appetizers at Fluffy Bottom Farms with Chef Chris Huey
Entree & Salad at Tantre Farm with Chef Chris Chiapelli
Dessert at Alber Orchard and Cider Mill with Chef James Raynak
Tickets for the general public are priced at $150.
Sustaining members of The Agrarian Adventure are eligible to purchase tickets for reduced prices of $75 or $100. Become a sustaining member by signing up to donate a monthly amount to The Agrarian Adventure for a year! Links for ticketing and sustaining membership are available below (be sure to complete both the ticket purchase and the monthly donation if you decide to become a sustaining member). Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Bill’s Beer Garden for partnering on a social fundraiser this upcoming Thursday (May 25th, 2017). Ask for an Agrarian Adventure ticket when you walk in, then give them to the bartender, and they’ll donate a portion of drink proceeds to our work.
We’re teaming up with two great organizations in June to bring community members together around food, drinks, and shopping for a cause. Hope to see you at these events!
Make your grocery list, and come shop at Lucky’s Market on Tuesday, June 6. A portion of that day’s sales will go directly to The Agrarian Adventure’s efforts to expand After School Food & Garden Club to more schools in the fall. Be on the lookout for TAA volunteers throughout the store that day. We’ll be the ones in our famous green TAA shirts. Stop and say hello!
On Sunday, June 25, Cultivate Coffee and Tap House is hosting an evening of live music, games in the garden, and a charity beer on tap (proceeds go to TAA). Bring the whole family for a fun summer evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!
Thank you to both organizations for hosting us and lifting up farm to school work in our community!
Our Farmraiser fundraiser selling Nature & Nurture seeds goes live on Sunday, March 19th and runs through April 10th!
Buy Nature & Nurture seeds through our Farmraiser campaign and support educational programs that connect kids with where their food comes from.
Help spread the word (especially once it starts on 3/19)!
The Agrarian Adventure team
Join us for our second annual harvest brunch fundraiser!
Back by popular demand is chef Chris Chiapelli, who will be using ingredients from some of our favorite farmers and food producers in the area.
Purchase tickets in advance by clicking the “Donate” button below. The suggested donation is $15 per person. Tickets will also be sold at the door via cash or PayPal.
See you November 20!
Can you believe summer is almost over? Neither can we. If you need a break from back-to-school preparation, come to Chipotle on Washtenaw Ave. on August 29, and help The Agrarian Adventure get ready for another great year of farm-to-school programming. Spread the word, and bring a friend! We need your support!
Are you a farmer or food steward who wants to share your knowledge of and passion for food systems with K-5 students?
What is a food steward?
A food steward is someone who is interested in or knowledgeable about food systems, but is not necessarily a farmer.
What can I teach?
Lessons everything from “parts of the plant” to permaculture. You can use one of our lessons, or you can work with our Farmer in the Classroom team to design your own lesson based on your interests.
What is the time commitment?
All farmers and food stewards are required to attend an orientation session which covers the basics of our program, and classroom management techniques. After orientation, our coordinator will be happy to work one-on-one with you (if necessary) to ensure you are prepared.
After the orientation process, the level of involvement is really up to you. You can teach one hour-long lesson per school year, or you could teach an hour-long lesson each week (we’ve never had anyone teach that much, but hey, we can dream)!
Will I be compensated?
Farmers and food stewards are given a stipend for each classroom lesson.