Press Release: Farm to Table Dinner Announcement
FRANKLIN, WV August 11th, 2022: The Pendleton County Farmers Market will be hosting a
farm to table harvest dinner fundraiser on October 1st, 2022. The meal will be prepared by
visiting Chef Matt Welsch of Vagabond Kitchen in Wheeling. The evening’s meal will feature a
selection of foods purchased from farmers and craftspeople right here in Pendleton County, as
well as others from around the Potomac Highland region. The dinner will be held in the outdoor
pavilion at Loafer’s Glory Event Venue off of Dry Run Road outside of Franklin.
“Farm to table dinners are becoming an increasingly popular activity for towns, organizations,
markets, and others to welcome guests and come together as a community to enjoy some tasty
treats and each other’s company. The goal of the event is to celebrate our local farmers and
craftspeople, while also supporting them in the process. Attendees will have an opportunity to
take pride in the hard work and talent of our local agricultural producers through sharing a meal
that is inspired by the farming and cooking heritage of our region. Farmers will be directly
supported through the purchase of products used to cook the meal.” states Annie Humes,
Pendleton County Farmers Market Marketing and Administrative Manager.
Since 2014 the Pendleton County Farmers Market has been a place for local farmers and
artisans to come together to share the fruits of their labor, creating an opportunity for both local
residents and visitors to enjoy and take pride in the work and skill of the food makers in our
community. The generosity of our venue hosts, and the sponsorship support of the folks at
Pendleton Community Bank, T&K Market, and the Future Generations Appalachian Program
have made this event possible.
Tickets to the October 1st meal will be priced at $40 per person, and can be purchased in
person at the Farmers Market or online through our eventbrite page. There are “additional
donation”, and “VIP” tickets also available for those able to and interested in providing additional
support for the market.
Additionally, on Sunday October 2nd, another day of autumn activities will be hosted at Loafer’s
Glory – free and open to the public, an Oktoberfest inspired hike will be ongoing from 2pm
onward with a potluck at 5pm, local musicians, beer provided by T&K Market, and moonshine
tastings available from Dry Run Spirits.