Ridge to Reef Farm / Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute’s long-time friend and extraordinaire Chef Keith Weitzman will be back on land for a special night of farm-to-tableculinary creativity. He will be working with the farm’s CSA food and the new generation of Ridge to Reef Farm staff and students.
This will be in the middle of VISFI’s weekend yoga retreat, so those want to come all day and combine with yoga and physical activities in nature should check out the event announcement on Facebook. Of course, anyone can just come for the dinner. Seats are limited, so please make your reservations asap.
Reach the farm on the newly paved roads through the rainforest on Saturday, May 26, for VISFI’s next Guest Chef Slow Down Dinner. Each seasonal element is infused through six courses, which are chosen from our farm’s certified organic crops and grass fed livestock. In between each dish plating, enjoy brief presentations and stories from the farmers and chefs. Dress is island casual. Arrivals are welcome starting at 6 p.m., and dinner seating is at 6:30 p.m. Seats are limited and are first-come-first serve, reservations and confirmations required. Make reservations instantly with a membership at the online food market http://vi.locallygrown.net/market/index/31665, or leave a clear voice message with the party name, number and contact information at 220-0466 upon which we reply with confirmation. Please remember we have limited seats and any cancellations should be made at least 48 priors prior so we can contact the waiting list.
Show your support for our food production and farming education by making a love offering for the evening of a suggested $60 to $100 per person. Donations go toward organic farm operations and seasonal expenses so Ridge to Farm can increase its capacity to provide more organic food and educational programs to St. Croix. Please consider as well gratuity for your farmer/servers and kitchen staff.
Directions to Ridge to Reef Farm (same location as Creque Dam Farm/VISFI) From east, take Mahogany road (freshly paved) into the rainforest past Norma’s Domino club and take the second right turn onto 58 (look for Creque Dam Farm sign). Follow until reaching top of hill where scenic west connects and look for the farm sign and metal gate at that intersection. Follow into farm property and descend into Caledonia valley in 1/2 mile and park at bottom of hill near the solar-powered community center.
From west, take Creque Dam (Annaly) Road 58 PAST Creque Dam and Mt. Victory Campground to the top of the road where it connects with scenic west (approximately 2.7 miles from Sprat Hall). Turn sharp left at farm gate and follow directions above from the gate.
Produce and dinner reservations are at www.vi.locallygrown.net. Visit the Institute at www.visfi.org.