The March of Dimes presents the The Farmer and The Chef South, a fundraiser with proceeds going directly to the March of Dimes, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29, at Baywood Greens.
The premise of the event is simple: pair local farmers with local chefs. While the event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, organizers are also helping to create sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs, while reinforcing the movement of eating healthy which is something the March of Dimes promotes to women who are considering pregnancy.
It is also an important event that showcases the community’s commitment to the environment and the success of local growers.
Obesity is one of the top risk factors for poor birth outcomes. Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables and knowing how to prepare them help fight this growing epidemic.
The event itself will feature local farmers who will provide their product to chefs who will then prepare tasting samples to all event attendees using this product.
The support for the event has been overwhelming both in the farming and the culinary communities. For more information go to www.thefarmerandthechef.com
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.