Center for Arkansas Farms and Food to host fundraiser Oct. 19

The Center for Arkansas Farms and Food will host a fundraiser featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres made with local ingredients next week.

The event, called Farmers for Tomorrow, will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Milo Shult Ag Center, located at 1005 Meade St. in Fayetteville.

The event will include cocktails and canapes prepared by chef Micah Klannsky of The Hive, made with fruits and vegetables grown locally by Caff Students, live music by The Creek Rocks featuring longtime local musicians Cindy Wolf and Mark Bilyeah, local wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Tickets to the event are $65 per person, and proceeds from the event will the Farmers for Tomorrow Fund to purchase tools and seeds for new small farms.

“Starting a new farm can be very expensive for first-generation farmers whose dream is to work the soil and provide healthy foods for their communities,” Heather Friedrich, program manager for CAFF, said in a press release. “Aside from land, the bare start-up essentials for fruit and vegetable production add up quickly.”

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