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Raise the Roots Benefit Dinner

Join us for a unique dinner at The Plaid Apron on Thursday, September 8th from 6-9 pm.

Our 6th Annual Raise the Roots dinner will feature the rich bounties of Summer on the farm. Dinner will be prepared by the owner and chef of The Plaid Apron, Drew McDonald, and his team. Doors open at 6 pm, and dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 PM. 

Guests will have an opportunity to learn about Beardsley Farm, meet farm volunteers, and share their experiences gardening and cooking in Knoxville and East Tennessee. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit Beardsley Farm.

The Plaid Apron
1210 Kenesaw Ave.
Knoxville, TN

Pricing: Tickets are $60 per person or $200 for a table of four.

About the dinner: The supper will be vegetarian, and vegan options will be available upon advance request. The supper will be locally sourced and most of the produce is grown at CAC Beardsley Community Farm.

About beverages: Iced tea, and coffee are included in your ticket. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine. There will be a wine corkage fee of $10 per bottle. Wine will also be available for purchase at the Plaid Apron. 

Special requests: Please email if you have any dietary restrictions or needs, to request a vegan option, and for any special seating requests (i.e., You would like to sit with friends who purchased separate tickets).

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