Last Chance to "Know Your Farmer" at Lucia's This Sunday, October 11

I can't remember an event I've been as excited about as the one I'm co-hosting with Lucia Watson this Sunday, 10/11. The Twin Cities' first official "Know Your Farmer" event, fittingly held at Lucia's, is a chance to meet - and eat with - some of the best, most interesting farmers in our state. Even better, Lucia has designed a menu entrely from the foods these farmers have produced. If you don't already know that Lucia's is one of the finest restaurants in the Twin Cities, and that it's been committed to local, sustainable and organic food for nearly 25 years, now's a great chance to experience the place in all of its glory.

The evening will start at 6:00 with a cocktail hour (food and drinks included), giving guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with our farmers and each other. Our 3-course local food dinner will be served shortly after 7:00, and will feature:

  • Spinach salad with blue cheese, beets, and house vinaigrette
  • Choice of: Prime rib with yorkshire pudding OR Poulet rouge chicken roulade with chicken apple sausage and squash
  • Wild blueberry and organic raspberry cobbler with whipped cream

Each $100 ticket includes the cocktail hour, 3 course meal, and drinks. Guests will also take home assorted goodies, and will have the satisfaction of knowing that a portion of each ticket supports the work that Simple, Good, and Tasty is doing as well.

Lucia is a true visionary, and her committment to Minnesota and Wisconsin's finest food producers is what makes this event so special. Here's a list of the farmers and producers we're expecting at Sunday's event:

We'll be featuring each of these producers over the next few weeks on our site, and we're excited to get to know them along with you.

A few tickets are still available for this event! To reserve your spot, use the Paypal button below, or email me at

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Here are the details:
  • What: Simple, Good, and Tasty Local Food Event at Lucia’s
  • Where: Lucia’s Restaurant, 1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • When: Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100 per person, all inclusive
  • Contact: event information:; restaurant information: (612) 825-1572
I hope to see you there. I can't wait.