Local education-based nonprofit organization, Project Transformation, announces spring event, Off to the Farm! to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2- 6 pm. Designed for the epicurious, Project Transformation has partnered with FARM (Farmers Assisting Returning Military) for first annual young professionals fundraising event featuring notable local chefs and farmers creating plates from produce grown on property at FARM.
Graham Dodds of Hibiscus will serve as lead chef and will be joined by Adam West of The Porch, Mark Wootten of Garden Café, among others. Each chef is asked to create one hors d’oeuvre from product locally grown at FARM, creating their own signature hors d’oeuvre. Cocktails, craft beer, and wine will be paired with each hors d’oeuvre by Amber West, lead mixologist for the event. Activities include minute-to-win-it style games, themed after Project Transformation programs and curriculum. There will be a small live auction, music and other activities.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and include food, beverages and activities. An adults-only outdoor event on FARM’s property lends itself to a casual environment with great food and entertainment. “Off to the FARM!” will occur rain or shine, with indoor options if weather is inclement.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Project Transformation —a non-profit organization that provides after-school and summer educational programming to low-income children and youth in the greater Dallas area.
“We are truly excited about this new event and the chefs who have committed their talents to support Project Transformation,” said Kristin Kelley, Director of Development. “Off to the Farm! will be a casual but sophisticated event for Project Transformation supporters and foodies alike!” About Project Transformation: Project Transformation provides free after-school and summer day camp programs to 1,100 low-income children and youth in the North Texas area. Project Transformation serves grades 1 -12, with a focus on literacy instruction, education and leadership development; all with the goal to see each participant graduate high school and become college/career ready.
In Project Transformation’s 17-year history, they have served over 7,000 participants and have hired 900 college-aged young adults to work with these students as mentors. 100% of ticket proceeds from “Off to the FARM!” will go to support Summer 2015 programs at ten site locations throughout North Texas.
Off to the Farm! May 16, 2015 Saturday, 2-6 pm: Tickets $35 online and $40 at the door 314 W. Belt Line Road, Desoto