As you may have guessed, CheFarmer Matthew is not only a chef but also a farmer. He received his Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
As a apprentice, he started the Farm To Fork Benefit Dinner to raise funds to support CASFS apprentices’ educational needs and to grow our community of organic farmers.
This weekend marks the 5th Anniversary of the Farm To Fork event and the 50th Anniversary of University of California, Santa Cruz. CheFarmer Matthew will be honoured over the weekend for creating the Farm To Fork dinner - now a signature fall fundraising event for UCSC.
This is a wonderful opportunity for CheFarmer to receive this honor and pass it on to the next class of up and coming farmers and future 'chefarmers'. That does mean that while CheFarmer is away we will close our doors starting Thursday, September 10th and will be back for lunch on Wednesday, September 16th.
We look forward to seeing our supporters on the West Coast and thank you for the support right here in the Golden Isles. Thank you also for understanding and we look forward to seeing you when we return home.