Chelsea Community Kitchen Offers Dinner and a Movie

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A Fundraiser at Robin Hills Farm

From Michelle Craig

The third annual farm-to-table dinner and film screening fundraiser will take place in Robin Hills Farm’s Aquaponics Greenhouse from 6pm-9pm on Sept. 16. Chelsea Community Kitchen, a nonprofit dedicated to growing the local food culture in Chelsea, is partnering with Robin Hills Farm (RHF) and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) for their third annual Dinner and a Movie this fundraising event.

Dinner will be served at 6pm in the greenhouse, prepared by local chef Emily van der Waard and her students from Robin Hills Farm’s Garden Party cooking class series. At 7:30pm, screening will begin in RHF’s amphitheater (weather permitting) for “Just Eat It,” a documentary on food waste and food rescue provided by The Climate Group at the ICPJ. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local food experts.

The menu will consist of South American-inspired cuisine as featured in the Garden Party cooking class series. An appetizer course of mini-empanadas will be followed by grilled corn and sweet potato salad, and an entree course of steak tacos (or chiles rellenos for vegetarian guests) with black beans and rice. Dessert will be tres leches cake with organic ground cherry compote.

Guests who attend the dinner should bring their own place setting, and all who attend the film are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on.

Tickets for attending the dinner are $45 per person. Proceeds will go to Chelsea Community Kitchen to help with future community and youth programming. Admission to the film screening at 7:30pm is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome.

To purchase tickets, or for more information on the event, visit or email . Checks may also be mailed to Chelsea Community Kitchen, PO Box 534, Chelsea MI 48118.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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