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  • Day trippin': From farm to table at Millsap Farm

  • Share an evening at Millsap Farm with your family indulging in locally inspired foods such as asparagus and goat cheese soup, wood-fired oven pizzas topped with local farm products, blueberry cobbler with vanilla bean gelato, and freshly tossed farm greens with a homemade vinaigrette dressing, just to name a few.
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  • Share an evening at Millsap Farm with your family indulging in locally inspired foods such as asparagus and goat cheese soup, wood-fired oven pizzas topped with local farm products, blueberry cobbler with vanilla bean gelato, and freshly tossed farm greens with a homemade vinaigrette dressing, just to name a few. Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO), the largest farmers market in the region, will present it’s Summer Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Millsap Farm. Tickets are on sale now and guests will enjoy a farm tour, four-course meal, music from Dallas Jones, locally crafted beers from Mother’s Brewing Company and wine sampling.
    “What better way to spend a Saturday night – enjoying in local food, grown by our own farmers in our region,” said Market Manager Lane McConnell. “We want folks to see food growing on the farm and meet the farmers who bring fresh, nutritious foods to market every week. In addition, the dinner is set-up to be family-friendly, meaning we welcome seeing children frolicking through the farm with their families, learning about how their food is grown.”
    The Summer FMO Farm to Table Dinner benefits the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, which is a 5013c nonprofit.  Funds for this dinner will help with the market's event operations such as cooking demonstrations, educational classes, school gardens and consumer educational materials to name a few.  
    Guests will meet at Millsap Farms, just minutes north of Springfield, Mo., where Curtis and Sarah Millsap operate their 20-acre family run farm. Millsap Farm is a diverse blend of pasture, gardens, ponds, forest, and greenhouses. The farm raises organically grown vegetables year-round and sells at FMO.
    Tickets are limited to 100 and can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Tickets are $25 each or $10 for children 13 and under. No ticket purchases at the door.
    Sponsors of the dinner include Metropolitan Farmer Restaurant, Mama Jean’s Natural Food Market, Millsap Farm, and participating vendors of FMO. All vendors providing food donations to the event will be highlighted at the event. The menu is an extensive collaboration of the diversity of local products available at the market and throughout the Ozarks.
    Farmers Market of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization that offers consumers a full-range of locally grown farm products from a 150 mile radius of Springfield. Items include: vegetables, fruits, pasta, meat, jams, jellies, salsa, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. FMO operates Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year-round. Farmers Market of the Ozarks operates a vibrant farmers market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthens the local food economy and serves as a community gathering place for the Ozarks region. For more go online to LoveYourFarmer.com, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @FMOzarks.
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