Second Annual Farm Tour: Sunday, August 19

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