The first bird I hear singing every morning is a Carolina Wren. If you click on this site right now and buy tickets you will hear the exotic sound of the Ka-ching.
Hurry, the upcoming (May 6) Chefs for Farmers event, Mixing it Up on the Boulevard, is sure to sell out fast. From now until February 21, you can purchase two tickets for $100. After that, if there are tickets left, you’ll have to pay $60 a pop.
The event, organized by Iris “Oh*Brownie” McCallister and Christina “Fresh Point” LaBarba, will unite local farmers, chefs, and purveyors at Lee Park in Dallas. The outdoor festival will include food, wine, and spirits provided by at least 30 area chefs.
This year Stephan Pyles will be head chair! Chefs Kent Rathbun and Dean Fearing will be head stools honored for their outstanding community outreach and support of local growers. Cold Springs Farm’s Beverly Thomas will also be recognized for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) commitment to grow and provide certified organic, in-season produce and herbs to consumers.
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
CHEFS FOR FARMERS TO SELL DISCOUNTED TICKETS THROUGH FEBRUARY 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DALLAS, TX — Chefs for Farmers recently launched Early Bird ticket sales for the highly anticipated MIXIN IT UP ON THE BOULEVARD (May 6, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at www.chefsforfarmers.com. On sale now through February 21 guests can purchase two tickets for $100, on February 21 tickets will be sold for $60 per person.
MIXIN’ IT UP ON THE BOULEVARD is an outdoor food, wine and spirits festival to be held on May 6, 2012, organized by Iris McCallister and Christina LaBarba of FreshPoint. The celebration will bring local farmers, chefs and purveyors together at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas. From 1 to 5 p.m., patrons will enjoy bites by more than 30 of the area’s most talented chefs, sip on great wines and cocktails, and listen to tracks spun by local DJs. In addition, event goers can visit and a pop-up farmers’ market featuring products by local artisans.
Dallas legend Stephan Pyles will be honored as head chair, with honors also given to Kent Rathbun and Dean Fearing for their outstanding community outreach and support of local growers. Cold Springs Farm’s Beverly Thomas will also be recognized for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) commitment to grow and provide certified organic, in-season produce and herbs to consumers.
Tickets are limited. To purchase tickets go to www.chefsforfarmers.com. For general inquiries and sponsorship opportunities email [email protected]. 100% of the proceeds from Mixin’ it up on the Boulevard benefit Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County and Water for Chizavane.
Sponsors to date include FreshPoint, Patrón Tequila, Lee Park Conservancy, Whole Foods and Edible Dallas and Fort Worth.
Chefs for Farmers was created by husband-and-wife team, Chef Matt McCallister and Oh*Brownie founder Iris McCallister to raise awareness for the locavore movement in Texas. Chefs for Farmers is a grassroots organization that celebrates all things local, and consists of a group of volunteers that put on no-fuss events in support of local farmers, as well as the chefs and businesses that participate in the local food movement. As a group, CFF is committed to donating 100 percent of event profits to charitable causes.