Farm Events

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2018 Farm-to-Table         Dinner Series


We invite you to come get to know our community and landscape in the beautiful South Toe Valley - the base of the stunning Black Mountains- tallest on the east coast!


Talented South Toe-area chef, Aaron Tidwell, utilizes the freshest ingredients from Open Ridge and other local farmers to create a casual, family-friendly dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.  As well, enjoy time just to chill and disconnect, play games (kids and grown-ups alike!), and stroll through the garden and young orchard. 


The dining room seats 35 people, and all seated tickets are full priced.  We also offer child tickets which includes separate food, under the kid tent, which they can grab and go -- eat while they play -- while you enjoy adult time within eyeshot and earshot. Kids on laps in dining room don't need a dining room ticket, of course.



Saturday,  June 2, 2018 

Saturday, July 7, 2018



5 PM Arrival

5:30 PM Dinner Begins  



Each dinner will have a local meat and vegetarian option. July 7th with be whole trout.  Please note which you would prefer when purchasing (in "notes about your order"  section). Dinners will include herbal iced tea or water, appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert.  You are welcome to bring your own beverages in addition- we will provide a place to keep them cool.



$40: Dining room seat, 4 course meal

$15: Kid Ticket, food in kid tent (will have some fresh veggies and dip, grilled cheese, dessert)


Tickets will be available for purchase in advance only, from right here on the website.  Be sure to join our "Farm Events" email list to be notified when tickets go on sale.  



*We sincerely appreciate your support of our rural community - farmers, chefs, artists, friends and neighbors involved with the dinner will all benefit.  In addition, we will also donate 10% of proceeds to local non-profit, Dig In!, which helps to ensure healthy food is available for all in our community.  See more info about Dig In! on the right side of page.



July 7 Tickets


Arrival : 5:00 PM

Dinner begins: 5:30 PM

 Please note "Vegetarian" in 'Notes about your Order' if you do not want whole trout.


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Supporting Local Community

10% of proceeds from our Farm Dinner will go directly to  Dig In! Yancey Community Garden, a non-profit who helps to ensure our community has healthy, real food, accessible to all.


Dig In! Yancey Community Garden 


"At the Dig In! garden we grow and give away tons (literally) of vegetables each year. Volunteers do the majority of the work with help from two staff.  All crops are grown using sustainable methods.  Community partners help distribute what we grow to those who have difficulty providing enough food for their family.  We believe that working together, everyone eats."  






 Open Ridge Farm

66 AF Simmons Road

Burnsville, NC 28714


Telephone: 828-536-4106