Farm to Fork Alcona program kicked off with this evening of drinks, friends and great spaghetti, along with live music. The bar opened at 4:30, and a hearty dinner of salad, spaghetti, bread and dessert began at 5:30.
The special pasta sauces were created entirely from Alcona County products. The meat sauce featured Leeseberg Farms' special beef, while the meatless sauce wss filled with vegetables from the ARA Farm Market. The pasta was made in Whitmore Lake (just outside Ann Arbor), and breads and desserts were baked within our county.
The dinner itself was a kickoff for future Farm to Fork Alcona events, including the September 30 fermentation workshop and locavore dinner September 30 and the first Alcona Small Farms Conference February 10, 2018.