March 11, 2014
MOUNT GILEAD – Located on 200 acres in Mt Gilead, Flying Horse Farms is a camp that provides magical, transforming experiences for children with serious illnesses and serves hundreds of children and families from across Ohio, and beyond, each year—all free of charge.
Inspired by the good work of the camp, Morrow County Farm Bureau, in collaboration with Delaware and Richland County Farm Bureaus, will be hosting an evening featuring locally sourced food prepared by Chef Joseph Motter, Malabar Farm Restaurant chef and owner. To be held at the camp Saturday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy camp tours and indulge in a unique dining experience of four seasonally inspired courses, each paired with an Ohio wine. All proceeds from the evening will help further the mission of Flying Horse Farms and provide operating expenses for the camp fruit and vegetable garden.
“The agricultural community is very excited to help support Flying Horse Farms,” says Brad Snow, event coordinator and Morrow County Farm Bureau volunteer. “By partnering with businesses like Malabar Farm Restaurant and Chef Joe Motter, Farm Bureau is engaging Ohio’s food community one plate at a time.”
When asked why Farm Bureau chose to host the event, Gene McCurdy, planning committee member and Delaware County Farm Bureau volunteer responded, “What better way to engage our community and promote the image of the Ohio farmer than a night of great food, featuring delicious fare from area producers, for a wonderful cause like Flying Horse Farms.”
Tickets for the event are $75 per attendee, and may be purchased by calling Morrow County Farm Bureau at 419-747-7488. Reservations will be accepted through March 21. Space is limited, so RSVP today. Special thanks goes to our event sponsors; the Marla Evans Agency with Nationwide Insurance (Centerburg/Sunbury), Marion Technical College, Sipple Family Farm (Mt Gilead), Luke’s Country Meats (Mansfield) and Homestead Acres (Ashley).