Farm to Table Dinner

Albertville City Councilman Ben McGowan and patrons of the Farm to Table Dinner on Main Street enjoyed samples from Sand Mountain’s growers and makers. The wine came from Jules J. Berta Vineyards.

A night of fresh food, wine and music heads to downtown Albertville the first week of September.

With Albertville’s fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Main Street coming up Sept. 5, Robin Lathan, executive assistant to the mayor and communications specialist for the City of Albertville, said tickets would be on sell at the Main Street Music Festival this weekend. She said tickets would also be available for purchase at the farmers market every Thursday from 3 - 6 p.m. and at Albertville City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until they sell out. Tickets are $60 each, and she said approximately 125 would be sold.

“We always seat 150 folks at the table,” she said. “We do treat our local farmers of the market, who we’ve sourced all of the ingredients from. This is our gift back to them.”

Lathan said this year’s event would once again benefit the Albertville Farmers Market. She said the five-course dinner would feature Chef JP and Chef Ben of Local Joe’s at Albertville. The dinner also features wine pairing with a selection from Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Winery in Albertville, she said. The setup and service highlight the city, and she said the Albertville High School ProStart Culinary and Event Planning students help to plan, coordinate, setup and serve the night of the event.

“They’ve put together an exciting menu,” Lathan said. “The menu is a surprise until the night of the event. I guess the best way to describe it would be kind of a creative, unique twist on southern classic. All of the dishes are kind of southern classic dishes.”

Live music by Jeff and Beverly Walker will accompany the food and wine, Lathan said.

In the event of rain, she said the Farm to Table Dinner would be moved to the Albertville Train Depot.

“This event is really special to us,” Lathan said. “Because it gives an opportunity to highlight the Farmers Market and our local growers that do this for a living. This is their livelihood. So, we enjoy being able to give back to them through this event and bring attention to the market."

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