On Sunday, August 28th Grown & Gathered held a ‘farm to table experience’ that showcased a delectable feast grown from 30 local farms and producers (including Abingdon Olive Oil, Hope Farms, Smith Farm & Produce and Ziegenwald Dairy Farms); which gathered famishing attendees at the Pavilion at Founders Park.
Sponsored by the Downtown Johnson City Foundation, this seasonal feast was prepared in traditional Italian coursing by Jamie Dove and Elise Clair and their team from The Main Street Pizza Company and River Creek Farm.
“The event brought people together around the table to share a meal at the peak of harvest and demonstrated how the community is growing and gathering together to create a vibrant downtown,” said Shelley Crowe, event team coordinator.
Proceeds from the event will assist in the redesign for the Giant Foods sign located in Downtown Johnson City. Needless to say, ‘Grown & Gathered’ gathered many with a feast to aid in growing a region.
Sponsors for the event include The Torbett Group-Ameriprise, with in kind donations from YeeHaw Brewing Company, One Stop Wine and Reclaimed Inspired Goods.