Farm to Street Dinner

Thursday, August 17th

The City of Iowa City, in partnership with the Iowa City Downtown District, will hold the second annual Farm to Street Dinner on North Linn Street in Iowa City from 6-9 p.m. The event includes a multi-course meal prepared by Iowa City Downtown District chefs with food sourced from local producers. The goal of the Farm to Street Dinner is to bring together members of Iowa City’s diverse, vibrant community to share a table, a story, and a meal, while supporting local food systems.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 1st at 12 a.m.


In 2016, the first Farm to Street Dinner was held after a partnership between the three organizations was formed to increase awareness of local food being used in local restaurants and as a way to generate funds for a chosen non-profit that is working with local food in Johnson County. Last year, Farm to Schools was the beneficiary of the $10,000 raised by the dinner event. For 2017, after an application process, the Iowa Valley Global Food Project was chosen to receive the funds raised.

This event aims to bring together eaters throughout our diverse and vibrant community to share a table, a story, and a meal.  Funds raised at the 2017 Farm to Street Dinner will go to support the Iowa Valley Global Food Project. “We are excited to have a few new faces among our chefs this year, as well as a few of the wonderful chefs who made last year’s event such a success”, said organizer, Jessica Pease. “They’ve really created an exciting menu for us. We are also excited about this year’s partnership with the Iowa Valley Global Food Project.  Their dedication to bringing new parts of the community to our local food system was such a perfect match for this dinner”.
This incredible six-course meal will be prepared by some of Iowa City’s best chefs utilizing local ingredients. Each selected chef will work closely with local producers to prepare one course of the six-course meal. Along with food, one glass of wine is included in the ticket purchase for all guests age 21+ with valid ID.  Additionally, all guests age 21+ are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal.  “Wine Doggy Bags” will be provided, allowing guests to take unfinished bottles of wine home with them.