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Fall Farm to Table Dinner to Be Held in Branson

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Saturday October 15, 2016, Branson Landing, Branson, MO. – The Sky Deck at Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline on the Branson Landing along with the Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO), Branson Farmers Market, The Black Horse Pub and Springfield Brewing Company will host a Farm to Table dining experience on Saturday, October 15, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that manages the Branson Farmers Market.

“Farm to table dining is a way for our markets to connect consumers to food grown and raised across the region and we believe in supporting local family farms and keeping our dollars in the community,” explains Lane McConnell, the Executive Director with Farmers Market of the Ozarks. “This is the first dinner like this held in Taney County and we will ensure it’s a top-notch event and the use of fresh, local ingredients will be highlighted.”

Guests will arrive to the SKY Deck in the most unique way by Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline, where they will soar over Lake Taneycomo and enjoy spectacular views. Upon arriving, guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails from Copper Run Distillery and a four-course dinner beginning with a selection of appetizers, as well as beer pairings by Springfield Brewing Company. The dinner will be sourced from local farmers and ranchers and will highlight the harvest season.

“I am very excited to be partnering with the Farmers Market of the Ozarks and Branson Farmers Market for this event,” said Linda Peterson, Event and Media Manager for Parakeet Pete’s Entertainment Group. “It is important to us to be involved with projects that benefit our local community. We particularly like that this event will feature locally raised meats and produce from vendors of the Branson Farmers Market and that funds from the event are used to educate and help these vendors grow their businesses.”

The evening will include VIP transportation to the SKY Deck by Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline, spectacular views of the evening sunset, a delicious four course dining experience prepared by local Chef Jonas Romines of The Black Horse Pub with products from the farmers markets, beer pairings by Springfield Brewing Company and entertainment by Nashville recording artists, Makenna and Brock.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $65 per person, limited to 100 guests, and portions of the event will benefit the Farmers Market of the Ozarks.

For more information about this event or to book tickets, call Linda Peterson at 417-827-0061, via email at Linda@ParakeetPetes.com. Booking and information also available online at parakeetpetes.com and skydeckbranson.com.

Direct link to tickets here!

About Parakeet Pete’s Entertainment Group and FMO

Specializing in fun, cutting-edge and unique attractions, Parakeet Pete’s Entertainment Group features Branson’s first waterfront zipline, a world class urban adventure at Branson Landing where folks soar over Lake Taneycomo on Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline! Also at Branson Landing (and the first of its kind in North America) Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon allows visitors to float 188 feet up in the air while enjoying 360 degree bird’s eye views of Branson, Lake Taneycomo and the Ozark Mountains. The SKY Deck is THE place in Branson for parties, reunions, weddings, meetings, and celebration get-togethers, plus featuring a host of special events like Zip & Sip Evenings on Friday and Saturdays. Located next to Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline at Branson Landing is also Fast Shot Gallery. Also affiliated with Parakeet Pete’s Entertainment Group is Branson Zipline Canopy Tours, a world class eco-adventure just 7 miles north of Branson.

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, bottled milk, baked goods, honey, artisan crafts and an assortment of concessions. 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 and Instagram @FMOzarks.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Linda Peterson, Email: Linda@parakeetpetes.com phone: 417-827-0061, Event and Media Manager for Parakeet Pete’s Entertainment Group

Lane McConnell, FMO Executive Director, email: Lane@loveyourfarmer.com or 417-766-8711

 

Burgers, Brats & Brews Festival at FMO This Saturday

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This weekend FMO will host the 1st Annual Burgers, Brats & Brews Festival at Farmers Park from 6 p to 9.  Tickets are available online here, Metro Farmer, Springfield Brewing Company or at market on Saturday morning from 8a to 1p.  Enjoy the musical entertainment of Smokey Folk in the plaza while you experience the best burgers and brats in 417 Land, plus loads of special side dishes, blueberry peach cobbler, craft beers from SBC and more.  All food is locally sourced from area farmers to give this festival that added farm-to-table touch.

Purchase a ticket to the event and receive a free FMO coupon booklet, packed with over $500 in savings with FMO vendors.

Grab your friends, a craft beer and load-up on The Trolley Bike for a ride around Farmers Park and area neighborhoods for a truly unique experience! This will be the “Madian Voyage” for  The Trolley Bike outside of its normal Downtown Springfield routes.

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1st Annual Burgers, Brats & Brews

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Burgers-Brats-and-Brews-Logo-PROOF-1 copyJoin us for an evening festival of All-American classics at the 1st Annual Burger, Brats & Brews Festival…in benefit of Farmers Market of the Ozarks, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on providing greater access to healthy foods throughout the Ozarks region. The event will feature a locally-inspired menu of farm-to-table dining with a backyard BBQ theme.  Local Food, Local Brews and Local Music from Smokey Folk in 417 Land!

Tickets can be purchased online, at the market on Wednesdays from 9a to 1p and Saturdays from 8a to 1p, Metropolitan Farmer or Springfield Brewing Company. Adult dinner tix- $30, Adult dinner tix and endless beer- $45 and Children 12 and under dinner tix – $10.   This is a family-friendly event and will include special features like kid’s crafts areas and a farm animal petting zoo. Our menu will also include vegetarian and gluten-free options!

All-American Menu
Country-style Baked Beans- from Metro Farmer
Farmers Potato Salad- from Springfield Brewing Company
Cucumber & Salad Medley – from Metro Farmer
Farmers Burgers (beef and veggie options) – from Metro Farmer with beef from Blackgate, LLC and McDowell Land & Cattle
417 Land Brats- from Springfield Brewing Company with brats from Circle B Ranch and Christopher A. Perkins and hot dogs for the kiddos from Circle B Ranch
Watermelon Slices- from Springfield Brewing Company
Blueberry Cobbler with Benissimo Vanilla Bean Gelato- from Hilton Garden Inn

All the fixings – Circle B Ranch Chop Sauce and Ketchup, local produce from regional farmers and local made sauerkraut from Red Top Oven.

Beverages: Selection of Springfield Brewing Company Beers and root beer, select wines, tea/water

Purchase Tickets Online here!

Tickets on Sale Now for Farm to Table Harvest Dinner

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It’s fall in the Ozarks and you know what that means…the FMO Farm to Table Harvest Dinner, presented by American National Insurance.  This is our largest farm to table dinner of the year where farmers and community meet to share in the bountiful harvest at our pavilion at Farmers Park.

Join us on Friday, October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a meal inspirited by local foods from our FMO vendors.  This year FMO has teamed up with Metropolitan Farmer to create a stellar locally sourced menu- featuring Whole Carved Hog from Ozarks Natural Foods!  Dine on a special menu crafted to highlight seasonal products, sip of local spirits from Missouri Spirits, Springfield Brewing Company and Whispering Oaks Winery and tap your shoes to the musical entertainment of the Domino Kings.

Farm to Table Menu
Course 1:
New Horizon Farm Hydroponic Leaf Salad with a Burnt Honey Vinaigrette Dressing and Terrell Creek Farm Goat Cheese

Ozarks Waldorf Salad with apples from A & A Orchard and walnuts from Hammons Walnuts

Artisan Breads from Aviary Patisserie

Course 2:
Layered Fall Squash

A & A Orchard Roasted Apples

Sweet Potato Mash with Candied Missouri Pecans

Course 3:
Ozarks Natural Foods Whole Carved Hog

Course 4:
Copper Run Moonshine Carmel Apple Flambé, served on an Artisan Oven Pecan Bochee with a Vanilla Bean Whip Cream and PT Gardens Cinnamon Sea Salt with apples from A & A Orchard
*Dessert from Chadwick Isom

Tickets are on sale at the Market Hub every market day, at the Branson Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on BrownPaperTickets.com.  Get yours today before we are sold out!  Check out this video from the 2014 Farm to Table Harvest Dinner.

Farm to Table Harvest Dinner- Tickets On Sale NOW

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American National- Springfield, MO Office, presents the Annual FMO Farm to Table Harvest Dinner, Oct 6, 6 pm to 10 pm, Farmers Park Pavilion.  Tickets are on sale now each market day, Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm, and at our new Branson Farmers Market at the Landing on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Get online tickets here!

Celebrate in the harvest season with your friends and farmers at Farmers Market of the Ozarks. This is the 4th Annual Farm to Table Harvest Dinner which aids the market’s 501c3 nonprofit it raising funds for farmer scholarships, educational classes offered at market and vendor training classes. This year FMO has teamed up with Metropolitan Farmer to created a stellar locally sourced menu- featuring Whole Carved Hog! Dine on a special menu crafted to highlight seasonal products, sip of local spirits and enjoy the musical entertainment of the Domino Kings. A special Country Pie Auction will featured delicious pies from the best pie makers in the Ozarks!

Menu
Course 1:
Hydroponic Leaf Salad with a Brunt Honey Vinaigrette Dressing and Goat Cheese

Ozarks Waldorf Salad
(Apples from A & A Orchard and walnuts from Hammons Walnuts)

Artisan Breads
(Aviary Patisserie)

Course 2:
Layered Fall Squash

Roasted Apples
(A & A Orchard Apples)

Sweet Potato Mash with Candied Pecans

Course 3:
Whole Carved Hog
(Ozarks Natural Foods)

Course 4:
Missouri Moonshine Carmel Apple Flambé, served on Pecan Bochee with a Vanilla Bean Whip Cream and Cinnamon Sea Salt
Dessert from Chadwick Isom
(Apples from A & A Orchard and Copper Run Moonshine)

Local Spirits
*Beer pairings from Springfield Brewing Company
*Wine by the glass from local wineries
*Specialty cocktails from Missouri Spirits

More details to come…

 

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Summer Farm to Table Dinner Welcomed 200 Guests

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DSC_0316The excessive rain didn’t stop us from hosting our third Summer Farm to Table Dinner at Ballou Farm in Ozark, MO., on June 20, 2015. We welcomed 200 guests to Dave and Sharon Ballou’s farm and the evening was warm and sunny- unlike the week’s rain and storms that went through the Ozarks.  We were fortunate for a beautiful day for our dinner festivities.

The Ballous, which are FMO vendors, were our host farm and entertained guests with a farm tour of the farm’s cattle, llama and hydroponic greenhouse operation.  (The llamas were quite the stars of the evening with the children and adults alike.) Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the tours that Dave Ballou presented and how interesting it was to learn about hydroponic agriculture.  Guests came away not only with a plate full of delicious, locally-inspired foods, but a new found appreciation for the local farmers that produce their foods.

Besides the educational farm tours, guests enjoyed a four course meal, local spirits and the sweet sounds of Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf- which were their perfect musical pairing for our event.

Summer Farm to Table Dinner Menu
Course 1: Vichyssoise Soup from Chef Matt Hales at the Hilton Garden Inn
Local products from Kou Song’s Garden, PT Gardens and Netzer Farm

Course 2: Summer Market Salad from New Horizon Farm
Local products from New Horizon Farm, Quickly Produce Farm and Metro Farmer dressing

Course 3: Wood-fired oven pizzas from Firelight Pizza Company
Local products from Quickly Prodice Farm, PT Gardens, Millsap Farm, Wild Bunch Farm, Landers Lean Meats, Terrell Creek Farm, Willow Mtn. Mushrooms

Course 4: Dessert: Ronda’s Peach and Cherry Fried Pies with Benissimo Vanilla Bean Gelato
Local products: Ronda’s Fried Pies from Norwood, Ozark Mountain Orchard, Benissimo Gelato

DSC_0377The evening couldn’t have been possible without the gracious support of our sponsors, which included the following: Nationwide Insurance, Mother’s Brewery, Firelight Pizza, New Horizon Farm, Dark Horse Distillery, Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Benissimo Gelato, Ronda’s Fried Pies, Terrell Creek Farm, Millsap Farm, Quickly Produce Farm, Ozark Mountain Orchard, Willow Mtn. Mushrooms, Kou Song’s Garden, Landers Lean Meats, Wild Bunch Farm, Netzer Farms, and PT Gardens.

Our next dinner event will be this fall- look for details soon about your next opportunity to join us in celebrating local foods in the Ozarks.

Feel free to tag yourself in our complete set of photos from the event and share with your friends! Write a review on our market’s Facebook page and tell us about your experience from the Summer Farm to Table Dinner.

Here is a glimpse of the evening…

Limited Tickets Left for the Summer Farm to Table Dinner

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Don’t miss out on the FMO Summer Farm to Table Dinner this week on Saturday, June 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Ballou Farm in Ozark, MO.  Get tickets at market this week or online here.  We have limited tickets left, hurry and get yours and celebrate the summer harvest with your friends at FMO.

Here are images from last year’s event to give you an idea of the fun to be had by everyone!

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Summer Farm to Table Dinner

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Tickets on Sale for Summer Farm to Table Dinner

The Annual FMO Summer Farm to Table Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Dave and Sharon Ballou’s farm outside of Ozark, Mo., from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The dinner includes a four-course meal, carefully created using the finest ingredients grown and raised in the Ozarks by FMO vendors. The dinner is a fundraising effort for the market, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and profits will enable to market to organize culinary classes, special events and festivals at the marketplace.

Dave and Sharon Ballou operate New Horizon Farm, which produces hydroponic watercress and lettuces and hanging baskets for the market. The farm will be the host for the summer dinner and will open their farm to the community for farm tours, which include cattle, llamas and hydroponic greenhouses. Guests will dine in the pasture at the Ballou Farm with special musical entertainment from Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf.

“We invite you to come out and enjoy the fresh bounty of the Ozarks,” said FMO Executive Director Lane McConnell. “Our farm to table dinners have become yearly events for families and friends to celebrate in the summer harvest from our FMO vendors and help support our efforts for consumer education at market.”

The menu is an extensive collaboration of the diversity of market vendors and includes donated local beer from Mother’s Brewery and whiskey and wine sampling from Dark Horse Distillery and Whispering Oaks Vineyards.

Course 1: Vichyssoise Soup from Chef Matt Hales at the Hilton Garden Inn
Course 2: Summer Market Salad from New Horizon Farm
Course 3: Wood-fired oven pizzas from Firelight Pizza Company
Course 4: Dessert: Ronda’s Peach and Cherry Fried Pies with Benissimo Vanilla Bean Gelato

Tickets are limited to 250 and on sale at the market on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, or purchase tickets online here. Adult tickets are $30 and children 13 and under are $10. No tickets will be sold at the door.  For directions to the farm go here.

Sponsors of the dinner include Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance, Mother’s Brewery, New Horizon Farm, Firelight Pizza Company, Hilton Garden Inn, Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Dark Horse Distillery, Ronda’s Fried Pies, Benissimo Gelato, Terrell Creek Farm, Millsap Farms, Kou Song’s Garden, Ozark Mountain Orchard, Willow Mountain Mushrooms, Netzer Farm, Wild Bunch Farm, PT Gardens, Quickly Produce Farm and Lander’s Lean Meats.

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 7:00 p.m. (April – October) 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 and Instagram @FMOzarks.

Check out the event listing on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FMO2012/photos/gm.1642918439264580/1011509202207164/?type=1&theater