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Plate & Pitchfork

(Portland,OR)

Plate & Pitchfork has been getting to the root of good taste since 2003... It started with a simple idea -- a meal that celebrated the amazing food grown in our own backyard. It has evolved into a summer celebration. A gathering that reinforces the connection between the farm and the food on your plate. Behind this simple idea is a powerful message. A couple actually. We're committed to increasing your awareness of the multiple benefits of eating local foods- social, environmental, health, economic, gastronomic. As preachy as that might sound, we're not here to give you a lecture. We just want you to know your options when you're purchasing food. And we want you to remember what it feels like to have the juice from a freshly picked peach trickle down your chin. Plate & Pitchfork is an adventurous evening that celebrates and supports local farms. In fact every Plate & Pitchfork dinner begins with a farm tour. We want to make sure that you have a chance to meet your farmer and get to know a little bit about them and how they run their business. Our host farms range from 10 to 110 acres and their business models and produce are varied, but they all have one thing in common and that's a commitment to using sustainable farming and business practices. Speaking of support, each year, a portion of our proceeds are contributed directly to organizations that support small farms, environmental literacy and food security. This year our summer farm dinner series will benefit the Sauvie Island Center, and Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center at Luscher Farm.

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