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The Local's craft to table meal supports local food, art and youth

In the spirit of the farm to table local food movement, The Local in Goshen has come up with a new idea: craft to table. 

Those attending The Local’s Craft to Table Meal Saturday, Sept. 27, will get a four-course meal prepared by Warsaw-based chef Andrew Jones, served up on locally made pottery. The meal will feature plenty of local foods, and guests get to bring home their place settings after the meal is over.

“With this meal…we are celebrating everything that comes from around here,” said Jesse Stoltzfus, one of the organizers. 


  • Sweet potato corn chowder with cured bacon, sweet onions, bell pepper, cinnamon and roasted sweet potatoes
  • Seared duck breast with creamy polenta, roasted fennel, heirloom tomato jam and macadamia crumb
  • Braised pork belly with maple glazed carrot, pickled beets, Swiss chard and shallot gastrique
  • Roasted peach crisp with Michigan peaches oatmeal crumb topping and cardamom-goat cheese cream

Devon Spitler, another organizer, sees the event as a way to bring art and food together and get the community to gather in a place where local art is displayed. The Local is currently functioning as an art gallery and artists’ co-op. 

Because of the nature of the event, space is limited to 30 people. Tickets are $100 per person, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Goshen. 

The meal begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Local, 211 South 5th Street, Goshen. 

Tickets can be purchased online, or for more information visit The Local’s Facebook page.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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