Farm to Table celebrates eating local
Twin Springs Park played host to producers and customers of the Siloam Springs Farmers Market, as they celebrated another season of fresh food with the annual Farm to Table dinner on Sunday.
“One of the most exciting things was to see the community come together to celebrate our farmers and enjoy themselves in the downtown Twin Springs park,” said Kelsey Howard, Director of Main Street Siloam Springs.
Howard said the location of the event had a special impact as it overlooked the future location of the Farmers Market in the as-yet unnamed library park.
Sunday’s event was the third iteration of the Farm to Table Dinner. The meal featured food grown in the area by local farmers who sell at the market, and the meal’s dishes were arranged by Edibles by Zoe. “When you buy local, the food is going to taste so much better,”
“But even so, Edibles by Zoe did a fantastic job.”
The event began at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and bruschetta at the nearby Creekside Taproom. Shortly afterward, guests filed back to the main area to eat a meal that consisted totally of fresh local food.
In addition to short statements by Howard and Stacy Hester, who oversees the market, diners listened to music by Fayetteville Old-time Music & Dance.
After the food had been eaten, the musicians led guests in a series of square dances in the park.
“Loved seeing the square dancing and all the excitement about local food,” Howard said.
The Farmers Market continues through Oct. 7 this year, with an online market open year-round. The market is open on Saturday mornings in City Park in downtown Siloam Springs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Siloam Springs Farmers Market and Main Street Siloam Springs held their yearly Farm to Table dinner in Twin Springs Park in Siloam Springs on Sunday.