Farmers Formal

Where: The Sheet Metal Workers Grand Hall, 2319 Chouteau Ave., Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri

When: Sat., Nov. 8, 6pm to 10pm

Cost: Tickets start at $100

Purchase tickets here.

More Info: http://www.earthdancefarms.org/events/farmers-formal/

EarthDance presents its 7th annual fundraiser, Farmers Formal, a farm-inspired gala featuring a locavore feast, spectacular live and silent auctions, and toe-tappin' live music! 

An off-the-grid cabin getaway in the Ozark National Forest, on-farm feast prepared by Chef Patrick Connolly of Basso, private barista lesson with Scott Louis of Sump Coffee and Wild Fermentation Party at EarthDance are just a few of the 100-plus items up for bidding. Dance to a live performance by the indie/folk/Americana band Bigfoot Yancey and a meal prepared with fresh ingredients from EarthDance and local Geisert and Shire Gate farms.

Enjoy local food and libations provided by Russo's Catering, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., Square One Brewery & Distillery and St. James Winery, and help support St. Louis' own nationally recognized Organic Farm School!

The menu features fresh seasonal dishes including a puff pastry appetizer iwth spinach and artichoke mousse, a winter squash bisque, slow-smoked pork loin, maple-whipped sweet potatoes, farm-fresh pies and much more.

Tickets are available at guest, patron, and benefactor tiers, with special perks available at each, including a basket of local artisan goods, as well as a homemade pie for your Thanksgiving table. Purchase yours online today at the link above.

EarthDance is a nonprofit organization operating an Organic Farm School on the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi in Ferguson, Missouri. Since 2009, EarthDance has graduated more than 150 individuals from its Farm & Garden Apprenticeship program, and they've gone on to grow the local good food movement (while improving public health, growing our economy, and bettering our environment) in our region in a myriad of ways.