Celebrating God's gift of the harvest, St. Veronica Catholic Church is hosting the Fourth Annual Catholic Farm, Food and Faith Dinner on September 11, 2016 at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn, Virginia. At the event, guests will enjoy strolling the grounds of Clyde's and visiting the restaurant's organic garden before dinner. Abundant pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers, a three-course dinner with locally grown ingredients, paired with wines from Rappahannock Cellars, will all be served on the patio under the stars.
Guests will learn about the benefits of supporting local farmers through remarks given Catholic farmers and Catholic restaurateurs, including Clyde's Corporate Chef Brian Stickel. Special guests will include: Jim Ennis of Catholic Rural Life, Janet Terry of the Olney Farmers Market and Jonathan Elliott of Whiffletree Farm.
The idea of the Catholic Farm, Food and Faith Dinner grew out of St. Veronica's own backyard garden. The mission of the St. Veronica vegetable-and-herb garden is to live out, in a small but very practical way, our solidarity with the poor by providing fresh nutritious produce. Through the ministry of the garden, St. Veronica's parishioners wish to reawaken the connection with our Creator who is the source of all that is good.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Christ House in its work to provide nutritious food for the most needy in Northern Virginia.
When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Where: Clyde's Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd, Ashburn, Virginia
Tickets: $65 per person or $125 per couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance via the St. Veronica Church web-site or by calling the Parish Office at (703) 773-2000
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Fernando Flores at (202) 468-1072 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.