Event Details

2018 Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday August 18, 7pm
Gather at the International Storytelling Center
Seating at the table after appetizers and announcements

What is on the menu?
This is an omnivore/‘localvore’ meal, created from a full range of locally-raised meats, cheeses and produce.  The meal is not vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free.  Chef Bomba's menu will be posted here as soon as we know what our farmers will have this season!

What is the dress?   
You should be comfortable for outdoor dining.

What is the plan in case of inclement weather?
The Jonesborough Senior Center is our rain location.  If there are storms in the forecast, please pay attention to your email.  If we need to move indoors we will--and guests will be notified mid-afternoon at the email address provided at ticket purchase.

How do I get tickets?
There are a total of 216 seats for the dinner.  The option of advance ticket purchase is offered to Jonesborough Farmers Market vendors, volunteers, past dinner servers and major donors ($3,500 and up).  The remaining tickets (typically 100 or less) go on sale at the farmers market on a first-come first-served basis, and purchase is limited to 2 per person. (See the ticket tab for current details)

Waiting List
Due to the popularity of this event, we maintain a waiting list.  If you are a guest with tickets and need to cancel for any reason, we will do our best to fill your seats with someone from our waiting list.  Sign up here: 2017 Farm to Table Wait List

Having many, many volunteers is the only way our dinner is possible! Volunteers help set up tables and decorate, serve at the dinner, clear and rinse plates, and clean up.  It is great way to be a part of the event, and it must be fun—we have volunteers who have worked every year so far! If you’d like to join us on the staging/serving and clean-up team, then please let us know!  Call or email Karen at 423-458-2123, jbolocallygrown@gmail.com

Where does the money go?
The direct costs for the dinner include food, musicians, rentals (dishware) and incidentals.  We purchase the food for the dinner at full price from our farmers market vendors.

Chef Alex Bomba and Breelyn Bomba (Main Street CafĂ© and Catering) donate all of their time to create this event.  Beer, wine, tables & chairs, and photography services are also donated by Depot Street Brewery, Jonesborough Wine and Spirits, Action Rental in Kingsport, and Woven Creative Studios Photography.

The remainder of the ticket income goes to support the operation of the Farmers Market and Boone Street Market.  While our farmers do pay vendor fees in order to sell at our markets, those fees do not begin to cover all operating expenses.  The Farm to Table Dinner helps cover the shortfall. 

Are the tickets tax-deductible?
The market value of our dinner is high enough that our ticket purchase price cannot be considered a deductible donation.  However, Jonesborough Locally Grown is a 501c3 organization, and any other contributions are fully tax deductible.  If you would like to support us with a tax-deductible donation, you can do so here: 
Donate thru paypal link


Karen Childress, jbolocallygrown@gmail.com  423-458-2123