Food Bank of Delaware and T.S. Smith & Sons to celebrate autumn harvest with Dinner in the Orchard Sept. 12

September 6, 2013

More than 100 guests will attend the second annual Dinner in the Orchard from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12. The evening will feature fresh foods straight from local farms, beer and wine, horse-drawn carriage rides from Circle C Outfitters and entertainment from the Swing Notables. Food for the evening will be prepared by students from The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch.

The menu includes seasonal items such as cream of corn with crab and white truffle oil, black bean roasted vegetable salad, tomato salad with goat cheese and basil, seafood okra gumbo, grilled rosemary pork loin, bison sliders, grilled lamb chops and more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The recently-expanded facility includes a kitchen to house The Culinary School, a culinary arts training program for unemployed and underemployed adults, and a volunteer room to increase capacity of hunger-relief programming for residents of Kent and Sussex Counties.

Dinner in the Orchard will be held in T.S. Smith & Sons’ pavilion within one of the farm’s many peach orchards. The entrance to the event is located off Orchards End Road. Orchards End Road is on the northbound side of U.S. 13 across from the Goodwill store just north of the Rt. 404 intersection in Bridgeville.