This year, the Westport Farmers’ Market will turn its annual Fork It Over fundraiser into four dinners on four different nights, featuring some of the area’s most celebrated chefs.
The chef list reads like a Who’s Who of the Fairfield County culinary scene: Matt Storch (Chelsea and Match), Bill Taibe (LeFarm and The Whelk), Michel Nischan (Dressing Room, featuring Johnny Vaast), Tim Lablant (Schoolhouse Restaurant) and Jeff Taibe (Oak & Almond) to name just a few, are planning meals and menus unlike anything you’ve come to expect from them, and featuring ingredients from Norm Bloom, Sport Hill Farm, Fort Hill Farm, Oxhollow Farm, Craft Butchery, and others.
WFM will tell you when, but not where (at least, not until the day before). And they’re not telling who, either.
You pick the date, and WFM will deliver one of the best, most intimate, knock-your-socks-off locally sourced meals you’ve ever had. Will it be a clam bake? A wood-fired dinner? Or maybe pig roast? There’s no telling.
“We’re so excited in the talent and taste we’re featuring, we know that people won’t be disappointed,” says Lori Cochran-Dougall, WFM’s director. “And the element of surprise lends an air of real romance.”
Tickets will go on sale on a rolling basis, as the events unfold: Sept 22 tickets will go on sale Sept 9; Sept 29 tickets will go on sale Sept 16; Oct 6 ticket will go on sale Sept 23; Oct 20 tickets will go on sale Oct 7.
These events are intimate affairs and space will sell out quickly. So save your date, wait for the email from the Farmers Market, and then don’t wait to purchase your tickets.
The Westport Farmers’ Market is a 501c3 non-profit, whose mission it is to create and maintain a regional hub where real farmers connect with consumers over real food. In facilitating these interactions, the Westport Farmers' Market strives to help food producers and food consumers forge lasting relationships