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This article describes the Totally Local VC Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series held in 2018. For information on this year’s dinner series, go to Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series 2019.

Totally Local VC’s
2018 Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series

The innovative dinner series promoting Ventura County’s world-class agriculture and cuisine is back for its tenth year !

Farm-to-Fork at
its very best

Southern California foodies typically have a lot to look forward to as the seasons evolve, especially on the Gold Coast with our powerful agricultural legacy. This year, the anticipation rises a notch higher as Totally Local VC presents some new twists to our 2018 Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series as you’ll see in the dinner descriptions. Our innovative dining events marry iconic Ventura County locations with some of the area’s top-line chefs, purveyors, wines and brews, preparing seasonal selections harvested from the region’s most celebrated farms.

The dinner series revolves around seasonal, local fare. Every aspect of the evening – from cuisine to libation to music, entertainment and decor – derives from local auspices and is indicative of and in keeping with the incredible bounty that is Ventura County.

The events are priced to please at $145 per person. This sum buys the experience of five-course meal, paired with local wine, beer and entertainment, an offering that presents a unique community-building opportunity for all involved, from guests to organizers, beneficiaries and purveyors.

Both of our Farm-to-Fork dinners have sold out!

Thanks for supporting Totally Local VC.

Totally Local VC's 2018 Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series Schedule

Dinner at the Lemon Orchard

The first of this year’s popular Totally Local VC Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series is being held at longtime Ventura County agriculture mainstay, Limoneira Ranch. Guests will enjoy a dinner served al fresco in a communal, family style in an elegant but unusual setting of lemon orchards. The location is a virtually hidden treasure. Talk with and learn from the local farmers from whose land the food derives. As with the wine and beer, the producers will offer insight and context on the consumables, forging a true link in the diners’ consciousness between the field to fork.

This kick-off Dinner Series event will step out of the box a bit as we partner with not just one top-line local chef, but three! We will also feature two wineries, two brewers, local distillers and more. And, over 100 tickets will be gifted this season to people affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides as well as local heroes and first responders as we come together in this communal gathering to celebrate the amazing community we call home: Ventura County.

Note: Gifted tickets will be drawn from the Local Love Project Thomas Fire list in a lottery-style drawing. Totally Local VC will draw the names from a hat and will notify winners via email.

This a dinner experience you will not forget!

Proceeds from this dinner event will go to the Totally Local VC Agricultural Education Foundation and the Local Love Project (helping those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides).

SOLD OUT!
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $145.00 per person
Chefs: Chef Jason Collis – Plated Events
Chef Tim Kilcoyne – Scratch
Michelle Kenny
– La Dolce Vita
Beverages: Wine – Four Brix Winery
Wine – Cantara Cellars
Beer – Poseidon Brewing
Beer – Ventura Brewing Company
Spirits – Channel Islands Distillery
Coffee – Beacon Coffee
Meats: Ventura Meat Company
Fish: Ocean Pride Seafood
Music: Francisco Leon
Rentals: Ventura Rental Party & Events
SOLD OUT!
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $145.00 per person
Chef: Chef Gabrielle Moes – Seasons Catering
Beverages: Wine – Clos Des Amis
Beer – Leashless Brewing
Spirits – Channel Islands Distillery
Coffee – Beacon Coffee
Music: Francisco Leon
Rentals: Ventura Rental Party & Events

Dinner at the Horse Ranch

Join us for the second dinner in Totally Local VC’s 2018 Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series. Enjoy a beautiful summer’s eve among the rustling trees at a scenic horse ranch as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this amazing property.

Communal dining has long been a way for people to connect in a relaxed environment – enjoying the sights, scents, and flavors of a meal together – as they break bread, open up to one another and share laughter and new-found friendships.

Get your tickets today as we always sell out.

Proceeds from this dinner event will go to the Totally Local VC Agricultural Education Foundation and the Local Love Project (helping those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides).

Need more info? Have any questions? Then contact us – leave a message on our contact page.

NOTE: These dinners are for persons aged 21 and older.

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