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Four-course local feast and learning April 28 near McKinney

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  • Event date:
    April 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM
  • Event end:
    April 28, 2024 at 8:00 PM
  • Size
    40

Celebrate the seasons together at the farm with a delicious four-course, hyper-local farm-to-table dinner, complete with pairings. This farm-to-table event lets you meet and converse with local chefs, farmers, and neighbors about the ways we can create a more healthy and resilient food system together.

Sister Grove Farm welcomes you to join a night of community and leisure at the Sister Grove Farm Pavilion and Kitchen with a four-course dinner highlighting the benefits of a local food system model for here in north Texas.

For this harvest dinner, they are welcoming back Chef Marco Rios of Heritage Butchery and Barbecue and are delighted to introduce to the farm Chef Mollie Guerra of Chef Mollie G Custom Catering.

The dinner will also feature conversation with local farmers Tucker and Elizabeth Nickols of Knob Hill Farm in Howe. Tucker is the farm manager at McKinney Roots and Elizabeth is Executive Assistant at Wells Group, two organizations focused on building hospitality and local food culture in the McKinney area.

Deadline to register for the dinner is February 20; space is limited to 40 people and tickets are $150 per per person. Please note any dietary restrictions when registering.

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Sister Grove Farm is committed to building community: where strangers become neighbors and neighbors become friends. Where this happens is at the table. And with locally sourced food, the transformation reaches beyond just the people at the table.

The farm is 149 acres of rolling blackland prairie just 45 miles north of Dallas. Nestled along the east prong of Sister Grove Creek on the ancestral lands of the Wichita people, this patch of earth is now cared for by Rodney and Sarah Macias as a regenerative farm and small retreat center.

The land was once owned by Collin McKinney, oldest signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and an 1859 farmhouse (restored as one of our accommodations) was home to his son and daughter in law, Younger Scott McKinney and Sarah Janes McKinney. The farmhouse can accommodate up to 9 people but is also perfect for a solo or couple’s get-away.

The farm also features two communally designed guesthouses and an indoor group-use space with a commercial kitchen and everything needed for meetings and dining.

Using holistic grazing and regenerative approaches to agriculture, Sister Grove Farm raises grass-fed cattle and sheep along with heritage breed chickens. Joining the farm in these tasks are two livestock guardian dogs and one barn cat.

At Sister Grove, the farm's mission is to “grow and raise a diversity of plant and animal species for food and beauty in such a manner that the land is healed along with all who visit and live here.”