Saturday, October 1, 2022

4Rivers Fresh Foods Host Farm-To-Fork Candlelit Picnic

Saturday, Oct. 25, is your opportunity to participate in a Farm To Table Candlelit Picnic while supporting 4Rivers Fresh Foods, a regional food hub.
Picnic Flyer finalEnjoy a three-course meal prepared by St. Jude’s master Chef Miles McMath on the grounds of Home Place Pastures in Como. Bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or by calling 901.326.1627. Space is limited, so get your tickets today!
The dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include a farm tour. Home Place Pastures is a family-owned farm dating back to 1871. The family is transitioning the beautiful farm into a sustainable, pastured pork operation. Pastured pork means that the animals are free to roam the pastures and the woods, enjoy a lot of sunshine and grass, and add to the fertility of the farm’s soil.
“Our happy healthy pigs yield higher quality, taster meat,” Marshall Bartlett, president, said. The Candlelit Picnic will feature Home Place Pastures pork along with locally grown vegetables and locally made ice-cream. Following the dinner, everyone is invited to stay and enjoy love music.
“We are proud to announce that our chef for the evening will be Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” Margaret Yates, 4Rivers manager said. He resides with his family in Hernando where he raises much of his own food. Chef McMath has been the owner of three successful restaurants, and has recorded over 100 cooking segments for the local television show Mid South Living. Chef McMath maintains the garden at St. Jude where he, along with his volunteer gardeners, raise mushrooms, lettuce and asparagus.
4Rivers Fresh Foods was established in 2013 as an online farmers market where customers can order bags of locally grown produce weekly. The 2014 season for bags will conclude on Nov. 20 and will be offered again in the spring of 2015. Established under the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, 4Rivers has recently received its nonprofit status. To learn more about 4Rivers, go to their website.
The community foundation manages 133 donor-established funds and has distributed $11.2 million to support 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by the foundation. Established in 2002 with a generous grant from the Maddox Foundation, the Community Foundation is an independent 501.c.3 charitable organization. The Foundation serves Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, LeFlore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties. A board of 20 volunteer civic leaders governs the Community Foundation.
Learn more about the Community Foundation at www.cfnm.org or call 662.449.5002.

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