For the past two years, St. Luke’s has hosted the Jamestown Public Market’s annual Market to Table dinner, a fundraiser featuring locally grown and sourced food from the Market’s farmers. It is a celebration of harvest time and the efforts of the Market to make fresh, healthy food easily available in our community.
This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will not feature a sit down dinner. However, community members can still get the same ‘Farm to Table’ experience through the market’s newest unique event, ‘Market to Your Table’, scheduled for September 21.
Using the model pioneered by companies like “Hello Fresh” or “Blue Apron”, the Market will be offering bags of fresh, local ingredients and an easy to follow recipe that will turn you into an instant chef (you’ll have to provide your own hat). Partnering with the Mental Health Association and St. Luke’s own, Sean Jones and Steven Cobb (both former professional chefs), a livestream event will coincide with pick up of the event’s ingredient bags, featuring a recipe tutorial and information on how community members can get more involved in the Public Market and Mobile Market programs.
Event bags are priced at $35 for vegetarian and $45 for meat included. All ingredients will be procured from the Public Market’s own farmers including Abers Acres and Sunshine Honey. Other surprises will be included in the bag, and all event customers will be entered into an online raffle consisting of crafted items made by the Market’s artisans. The market will also be collaborating with Bag and String Wine Merchants of Lakewood for an exclusive offer on their in-store products, available exclusively to all customers of the event. All proceeds benefit the Public and Mobile Market programs. A limit of 100 bags will be offered, so purchases are at a first come first serve basis. Customers can purchase their Market to Your Table Bags at facebook.com/jamestownpublicmarket (look for the Event ‘Market to Your Table’ for a PayPal link) or via check to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ATTN Public Market, 410 N. Main Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. Customers can pick up their ingredient bags September 20 from 1-5 pm or September 21 from 10 am to 5 pm at St. Luke’s. Contact Linnea Carlson for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.