Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner and Wine Tasting in Scarsdale at Greenburgh Nature Center

Farm to Table dinner at GNC

Farm to Table dinner at GNC

The Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC) hosts its second annual Farm to Table dinner and wine tasting fundraiser on Sunday, June 22, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy locally grown, seasonal fare from area restaurants, bakeries and wineries in GNC’s lovely and elegant natural setting.

The evening begins with appetizers and a glass of award winning local wine from the Hudson Valley region. Guests can stroll around the grounds and learn about the animals, exhibits and educational programs from GNC naturalists and interns. Afterwards, everyone gathers around long tables to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by several local restaurants and bakeries.

Participants walk around to the different stations, each featuring a different restaurant offering menu items that include ingredients harvested or sourced fresh from local area farms.

Local wines provide a special accompaniment, and guests can speak with the various local chefs and wine makers who contribute to the evening’s meal. In an effort to reinforce GNC’s mission and sustainability message, everyone is asked to bring their own dinnerware, glasses and silverware. There will be an opportunity to rinse everything off before packing up to go home.

Dinner will be served outdoors, under a tent if necessary, at tables set up on the Great Lawn. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably and casually, wear practical shoes, and bring a light sweater or jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, if desired. The cost per person is $100 for members, $150 for non-members. Children ages 12 or older can attend at the per person rate. As seating is limited, early online sign-ups are encouraged by visiting GreenburghNatureCenter.org and clicking on Farm to Table.

GNC is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, a pond, gardens, a playground, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary. Its mission is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, foster an appreciation of nature and promote sustainable practices.

 For more information, call 914.723.3470 or visit GreenburghNatureCenter.org.