Farm to Fork event July 25 puts your palate on the plate

Aquaponic grow beds at the Innovation Center.
Aquaponic grow beds at the Innovation Center.

Around Truth Central, we love to pull back a bit and observe food and beverage trend lines. Remember, back in the day (hey, where did THAT phrase come from?), when you went out to eat and you ordered and your food came to you from … the kitchen?

Not … any … more.

Today, it’s all “farm to table.” As if (ahem) the kitchen didn’t even exist.

But (there’s always the “but”), if you put the kitchen on the farm, and the tables, too, it’s problem solved.

Boy, has Naked Winery got its Club Naked members (and special guest) covered with our own authentic slightly rebranded Farm to Fork feast — Get Fresh! on Saturday, July 25, at the Ingenuity Innovation Center in St. Helens, down along the gorgeous lower Columbia River.

With wine, of course.

According to Club Naked manager Lara Friesen, the greens for the event will come from the aquaponic green houses at the Innovation Center. Pair that up with fresh fish and tri-tip from the grill, and it’s game on.

Diners will be eating outside, listening to “fun and funky jazz” by Julie Amici Trio.

When diners aren’t noshing or sipping Naked’s finest, they can get social (and recreational) herding cows, pitching forks and competitively eating corn on the cob.

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m., and a seat at the table (and farm) is $50 per person.

Get your Club Naked membership and reserve your seats (and forks) by e-mail: lara@nakedwinery.com

Now, go to our facebook page and tell us your favorite variation on the “farm to table” concept. How about “field to flatware” or … ?