Farm Dinner: Where Cooking Grows!

Frolic in the fields of Kinderhook’s Katchkie Farm at the 12th Annual Farm Dinner: Where Cooking Grows! benefitting The Sylvia Center, nutrition education and youth development organization that serves children, teenagers and families in Columbia Co., NY and New York City. Held under a tent with sweeping views of Katchkie Farm’s verdant fields, natural pond and virgin forest, the event will be presented by Great Performances,  the celebrated sustainability oriented catering and events company, whose founder and CEO, Liz Neumark, established The Sylvia Center in 2006. .

The evening’s cocktail reception and seated buffet dinner will shocase Hudson Valley ingrdients,  while spotlighting The Sylvia Center’s activities. with tours of the organization’s on-site teaching garden, where students learn how food grows and the skills to cook healthy meals. Indeed, two of the passed hors d’oeuvres presented during the evening’s pre-dinner reception will be conceived and prepared by teens participating in The Sylvia Center’s 12-week Cooks for Health program currently in session at Philmont, NY’s Philmont Cooperative Market.

Other menu highlights include:Braised Short Rib, with Tajin Field vegetables from Katchkie Farm;  Eggplant Meatballs, tomato sauce, summer squash noodles; Crudo Style Shaved Vegetables and Greens,: Wood Fired Chicken, with hibiscus and spice; Crispy Quinoa Aero Farms baby kale & arugula;; Tikka Masala Carrots; Beet Salad, with raspberries, peach onions, extra virgin olive oil and cider vinaigrette; Peach & Nectarine Pie; and Buttermilk Biscuit Blueberry Pandowdy.

Support The Sylvia’s Center important work teaching healthy eating and cooking skills, while savoring an exceptional Epicurean experience!  For tickets and more information, please go to


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