Visit the Creque Dam Farm under the full moonlight on Saturday, March 19, for the first in a series of Guest Chef Slow Down Dinners. Now that the fields of the newly established Ridge to Reef Farm are again stocked with food, we are ready to share and savor the harvest. Guest ChefTahirah Abu-Bakr of Frederiksted along with house Chef Angletta Pascal for six creativecourses infused with the farm’s certified organic crops and grass fed livestock. In between each dish plating guests may enjoy brief presentations and stories from the farmers and chefs. Dress will be island casual. Arrivals are welcome starting at 5 p.m., and dinner seating is at 6 p.m. (until?). Seats are limited and are first-come, first-serve; reservations and confirmations are required. Make reservations instantly at vi.locallygrown.net/
market/index/31665 or leave a clear voice message with the party name, number and contact information at 220-0466.
Show your support for our food production and farming education by making a love offering for the evening of a suggested $50 to $100 per person. Donations go toward organic farm operations and seasonal expenses so Creque Dam Farm can increase its capacity to provide more organic food and educational programs for St. Croix. We also will welcome any separate contributions for our partner non-profit 501c (3) organization Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism (CHANT) are also welcomed. They support the farm’s local youth summer camp with scholarships. Please consider as well a gratuity for the 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. We recommend driving slowly over speed bumps and taking a higher clearance vehicle if possible. Carpooling is recommended as parking is limited. 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.
Ridge to Reef Farm / Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute Produce and dinner reservations are at www.vi.locallygrown.net. Visit the Institute at www.visfi.org.