Now celebrating its sixth year, The Green Gig is a locally-grown tradition in support of the community’s children.
The community is invited to join in the feast at 6 p.m. April 9 in the Volunteer Vern Pavilion at Shemel Homestead Park.
Annually, the farm-2-table benefit dinner provides the community an opportunity to join in an evening of food, heartwarming stories, desert dashing and more to benefit early childhood education in the community.
This year, Le Cordon Bleu-trained celebrity chef Nola Nevers will transform a menagerie of locally grown, caught and produced ingredients into a culinary feast. Following stints in New York City and San Francisco, she returned to Seattle in the 1980s, lived and worked in the Pike Place Market and started her first catering company. Known for her innovative use of the Northwest’s bounty, Nola works with local farmers to cultivate support for the region’s farm-to-table community.
The Green Gig is changing things up a bit this year, taking the locally-grown evening to new heights with live music by Gig Harbor’s Rob Rigoni of Budapest West and unique original artworks on auction. Working alongside Curious by Nature School (CBNS) students, Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour artists Sharon Feeney, Melinda Curtin, Christine Hella Cott Thompson and Lucy Rau shared their time and talents to aid students in creating truly collaborative pieces.
Each year, the organizing team works with area farmers, fishers, and producers to bring the freshest local foods together in support of the community’s children.
“Nearly every element of the evening is donated, including the food, the chef, locally produced spirits, desserts, and talents of many remarkable people who help make this wonderful tradition happen,” JoAnna Madsen, 2016 event chair and Greater Gig Harbor Foundation board secretary, said in a release. “Giving all children in our community the opportunity to have the strong start they deserve is important to our community, and our country — and is the primary goal of this event.”
Tickets for the farm-2-table dinner can be purchased at tgglocallygrown.eventbrite.com, or by cash, check or credit card at the foundation’s office, 7191 Wagner Way, Suite 102. Call 253-514-6338 if you would like to stop by to get your tickets. The cost is $50 for a single ticket or $90 per couple.