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A country banquet to benefit Wisconsin farm for special needs homesteaders

Dinner on the farm -- good, natural fun

Dinner on the farm -- good, natural fun

Don't you just love dinner on the farm? The clean air, the expansive skies, the food grown right there, ready for you to eat, right now?

Here's a great one, coming up this month, for a great cause:

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All of the things you love about the farm are also especially therapeutic to the people who live and work on the Community Homestead outside of Osceola, Wisconsin, a living and working community for people with special needs. The organization is currently raising funds to purchase the land that they have been previously renting, and St. Paul Technical Culinary Arts School is cooking a grand banquet to help.

The event:

Community Homestead provides the chef instructors and students of St. Paul Tech with a whole hog, 35 gallons of raw milk, honey and comb, eggs and produce, and the school takes it on to present a menu.

Handmade pork products and a lot more at the upcoming Community Homestead Country Banquet

Handmade pork products and a lot more at the upcoming Community Homestead Country Banquet

Here is a menu peek, though it may vary to take advantage of the freshest farm ingredients available that day:

Smoked Pork Three Ways Yam Dumplings Onion Agro Dolce Celery Gremolata Grilled Cici and Quinoa, Kale, Buckwheat Groats, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette Rosemary-Ginger Shortcake Fresh Farm Berries, Honey Cream Wine and hors d'oeuvres in the flower garden

Community Homestead is 240 acres of organic farm, gardens, and orchard nestled in the bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley. It is home to 40 people with special needs along with their extended families. Together they run the dairy farm, the CSA garden, bakery, woodshop, and kitchens.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.

Sunday, June 28, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Community Homestead 501 280th St. Osceola, Wisconsin

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