Every year since 2016, Kimberlee Graham organizes the annual Farm To Table experience, held in Hancock Park right off Dahlonega’s historic square. This year the event will be held on June 29 and will service 130 guests; tickets are being sold for $36 per person, according to Graham.
Graham explained that she buys all of the food from local farms, beginning in Lumpkin County before expanding to local counties. The menu is crafted with the help of Deb Rowe, owner of Shenanigans and Bourbon Street Grille in Dahlonega. According to Graham Rowe, “Graciously offers Shenanigans and Bourbon Street Grille to create my menu based on what I can get fresh.”
This year, a portion of the funds will be given back to The Holly Theatre for their fundraising project that THE FOX will match so the Holly can get upgrades. This is also the first year that wine will be sold at the dinner. Graham told FYN, “The Holly will be allowed to sell wine by the glass to also raise more funds. They will sell Gin Creek Vineyard wines through the CANVAS AND CORK art gallery…After dinner, we will go across the street to Canvas and Cork for dessert more wine offers and coffee.”
Graham expressed that she was still in need of volunteers and it is also something that she has wanted to do in her private home, but she decided to take it downtown instead. “I am proud to have brought the dinner to our area in 2016 and this will be the 4th one.” Tickets are currently on sale through the Farm To Table Experience Dahlonega Facebook page.