Farm to Table dinner cancelled in Medina but will return in 2021

Posted 14 May 2020 at 6:53 pm

Canal Village Farmers’ Market will open for season on June 6

Photo by Tom Rivers: A crowd of 225 people enjoyed a five-course meal last Aug. 8 for the fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner. The event is hosted by the Orleans Renaissance Group.

Press Release, Orleans Renaissance Group

MEDINA – What would’ve been the fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner in Medina has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.

The annual August event is organized by the Orleans Renaissance Group with Zambistro of Medina. The dinner features a gourmet five-course meal using as many local ingredients as possible from Medina’s Canal Village Farmers’ Market.

The table is set for over 200 guests and stretches the entire length of North Main Street in Medina’s Historic Downtown District.

“It’s a monumental undertaking,” said Chris Busch, ORG President. “Given circumstances as they currently stand, it would be logistically unfeasible. I have no doubt that we’ll be back better than ever in 2021.”

The Canal Village Farmers’ Market is currently open with limited offerings, and will open for their summer season on Saturday, June 6, at 9 a.m.

“The market has remained open with limited offerings throughout the winter and spring,” said Busch. “Market Manager, Gail Miller, with Ken and Rose Baker of Baker Farm have done an absolutely amazing job providing local meats, eggs and more to customers during the Covid crisis. When the crisis hit, they stepped up in a big way. They’ve done an incredible service to the community for many, many weeks.”

Busch said hundreds of pre-packaged orders have been sold and delivered weekly via the market, and a similar system will be available during the regular market season. More weekly information can be found on the Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

Masks and social distancing are required to visit the market as per current NYS farmers’ market regulations. The market operates on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 127 West Center Street in Medina.

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