by Steven Doyle
The Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus is hosting its first Dallas farm-to-table dinner at the Dallas Farmers Market on Thursday, June 12. The event, which kicks off the caucus’ “Texas Farm-to-Market Tour,” is aimed to build awareness and raise funds. The dinner will bring together farmers, members of the caucus, Dallas residents, and local food influencers to raise money in support of Legislative education on local food issues. Tickets are now available at their website.
The next morning, on Friday, June 13, there will be a listening session, also at the Dallas Farmers Market, designed to allow local farmers to talk about current issues and speak directly to their representatives. The goal of the Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus’ “Texas Farm-to-Market Tour” is to provide farmers with the opportunity to meet and speak directly to the caucus’ 28 members to affect legislative change at the capitol during the upcoming session.
The Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus, is the nation’s first bi-partisan, state legislative caucus to form in support of family farms and sustainable farming. Notable Dallas chefs, including Graham Dodds (Hibiscus), Sharon Hage (SHage Consulting), Adam West (The Porch) and Mark Wootton (Garden Café), will prepare a dinner inspired by the farm-to-table movement by using ingredients from local farms served with local craft beers and spirits.
Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus Dinner: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30pm. Listening Session: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:00am. Cost for Thursday event is $100.