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235 tickets sell out in 10 minutes for 6-course dinner in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 July 2019 at 11:02 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: A long table is set up for the dinner on Main Street in Medina on Aug. 4, 2016.

MEDINA – Tickets went on sale this morning for the fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner in Medina. It took 10 minutes for the event to be a sell-out with all 235 tickets gone.

“They went extraordinarily quickly,” said Chris Busch, chairman of the Orleans Renaissance Group, which organizes the event.

The tickets were available online and also at the English Rose Tea Shoppe. ORG increased the capacity to 235, which was up from 200 last year. When the dinner started in 2016 there were 100 tickets available.

“We’ve tried to accommodate more people because of the demand,” Busch said.

ORG also increased the price for the first time from $100 to $125.

ORG doesn’t want to oversell the event. In case of rain, which happened at the 2017 dinner, the meal is served at The Gallagher, a barn that is an events center on North Gravel Road.

Busch said about 235 can comfortably fit at the Gallagher.

“The number of tickets available right now is determined by the number we can fit at the rain location,” he said.

Proceeds from the dinner go to support the Canal Village Farmers’ Market, a Medina enterprise also sponsored by ORG.

The event features a six-course, gourmet meal. The dinner also provides an opportunity to experience how local chefs capitalize on Orleans County’s number one industry: agriculture.

The dinner is served at a closed-off section of Medina’s Main Street.

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