Farm in the City fundraiser combines big-name chefs and local food

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October 10, 2011 // UPDATED 12:29 pm - October 12, 2011
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss


On Oct. 30, Solera Cocina de Espana at 900 Hennepin Ave. will play host to Farm in the Cities 2011, a fundraiser for Second Harvest Heartland that will spotlight local farmers food and the restaurants that serve it.

Developed by Maurice Smith of Wisconsin’s DragSmith Farms and presented by Six Rivers Cooperative, the event begins at 4 p.m. with a demonstration by chefs and farmers on how to purchase and prepare fresh local food. A seven-course dinner with paired beer and wine follows at 6 p.m. During the meal chefs will share insights about the preparation of the meal.

Participating chefs include Jack Riebel of the upcoming Butcher & The Boar, Joel Brown of Tilia, Eric Harcey of Victory 44 and many more. Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling Solera’s Jay Viskocil at 612-338-0062, or emailing Tickets are priced at $125, with all proceeds going to Second Harvest Heartland.