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Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

May 24, 2015

150593_490709274284108_1572076348_nCelebrate the spring harvest by coming to the first Muir Ranch farm-to-table supper of 2015.

On June 6th, Nikki Parrish, Mud Baron, and Shirly Barrett host an evening of organic, school-grown fare, lovingly prepared and happily shared.

Since the summer of 2011, two acres on the John Muir High School campus has been converted into an urban farm.

Any student of Muir can participate in hands-on learning at the Ranch by enrolling in one of three classes or applying for the after school internship program. The vision is for the Ranch to be integrated into every discipline taught at Muir High School, including science, math, English, art, and environmental studies.

 

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Muir Ranch CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is the social enterprise of the nonprofit. The mission of Muir Ranch CSA is to teach the students important business and life skills, provide them with meaningful employment, and improve access to fresh, affordable, locally-grown produce. (Muir Ranch)

 

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Throughout the year, produce is offered, as well as flowers, bouquets, seeds and seedlings, and the ever-popular farm-to-table suppers.

We thank event planner Nikki Parrish for sharing a few words…

I am back as the exclusive Events Manager for the 2015 season of Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Fundraisers, retaining my post from 2014.  Our first Farm-to-Table supper of the 2015 will be held on June 6th, featuring Chef Job Carder on Plate 38! For each event we select a chef from a local, sustainable eatery, creating rotating signature menus for our guests to enjoy. We also feature local artisans and musicians, whenever possible. Our al-fresco supper is an outdoor culinary experience, held in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Muir Ranch garden. Events welcome the community to our farm to grab a seat at our long table alongside some of Mud Baron’s 27,000 Twitter followers for a signature meal prepared by a professional guest chef.

 

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We typically start serving around 5:30 with light tray passed appetizers, then move to our family style supper with our Chef’s own signature entrees and side dishes, then we end with a sweet treat for guests to enjoy.

 

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Past Chefs include: Ann Gentry, founder of Real Food Daily, Jennie Cook of Jennie Cook’s Catering, and Chef Ernest Miller. The dinner brings together green thumbs, students, faculty, and community members to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Our fundraising dinners support Muir Ranch youth job programs and connect our community to local food, as well as, offer the now infamous opportunity for guests to be treated to a photo op by Mud Baron with #flowersonyourhead,” as seen in Los Angeles Magazine.

 

All photos sourced from Muir Ranch (FB)

All photos sourced from Muir Ranch (FB)

 

About Muir Ranch: In 2011, a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and students began converting 1.5 acres of the John Muir High School campus into an urban farm. Muir Ranch provides paid jobs to students, funded by private donations, special events, farmer’s market sales, and subscriptions to the produce box program (CSA). It also partners with other local school and their learning gardens to provide them with produce for their own CSA programs, host monthly “Plug Mobs” to help the community start their own gardens, and are a Nursery Non-profit helping students to connect to their food systems by getting them involved in how food is grown, distributed, and finally cooked into healthy meals.

 

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We’ll see you there, with flowers on our head…

 

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015
Saturday, June 6th, 5-8 p.m.
Muir Ranch, 1905 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena 91103
Tickets:
A Seat at the Table, $50
Supper + Muir Ranch t-shirt, $65
Supper + flowers on your head, $75
Peruse choices and purchase here
For more info, visit event Facebook page

 

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Muir Ranch CSA is a cooperative, or “blended”, CSA, which means we gather produce from our school farm, as well as other regional farms. This type of CSA increases variety for members, and assures that there will be plenty of produce every week throughout the season. By joining, our members support more than one local farm, as well as a farm-based high school educational program that connects the realms of project-based learning, meaningful employment, youth development, local food production, community, and health. Proceeds from the CSA are used to fund paid internships at Muir Ranch year round. Email johnmuircsa@gmail.com for more info or to request a a CSA membership form.

Any other questions can be forwarded to schoolgarden@gmail.com

Muir Ranch is an opportunity for the students to serve their community as young entrepreneurs and agents of change. (Official text)

 

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