After a discussion with participating restaurants and sponsors of the 2020 Farm to Street Dinner, the City of Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, and Johnson County have made the decision to cancel this year’s event. Given the current circumstances of the pandemic and spike in COVID-19 cases in the surrounding area, we want to ensure the safety of our attendees and staff at our amazing restaurants. This was a tough decision to make, but this will make next year’s event even better than before! Please continue to support our downtown restaurants and Johnson County farmers who make the local food system so important.

Farm to Street Dinner

August 13, 2020

The City of Iowa City, in partnership with the Iowa City Downtown District and Johnson County, will hold the 5th Annual Farm to Street Dinner sponsored by Greenstate Credit Union and Old Brick on North Linn Street in Iowa City from 5:00-9:00pm on Thursday, August 13th. 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.

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. Funds raised at the 2020 Farm to Street Dinner will go to support the Eastern Iowa Young Farmer’s Coalition. The Eastern Iowa Young Farmers Coalition (founded in 2017 in Johnson County) is a chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition. They work to make Iowa’s landscape more accessible for young farmers to grow and represent, mobilize and engage young farmers to ensure their success. The group supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future. They envision communities where young people who are willing to work, get trained, and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming.

This event aims to bring together eaters throughout our diverse and vibrant community to share a table, a story, and a meal. 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.

Tickets to this event are not on sale yet. Please be sure to check this page and our social media accounts for more information on ticket availability.  Email: [email protected] for other questions.
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Through a collaboration with Think Iowa City, Iowa City Area Development Group, Iowa City Area Business Partnership and the Iowa City Downtown District, we're providing continued updates and resources for COVID-19 related information. Thanks to the support from MidWestOne Bank, West Bank, GreenState Credit Union, Great Western Bank, Hills Bank, Two Rivers Bank, U.S. Bank and CBI Bank Trust, Johnson County and other area partners, the Project Better Together team has created a community-wide Shop Local program to help encourage and motivate local spending at Johnson County local businesses. Starting June 22nd, for every $150 spent shopping local, receive a $20 gift card of YOUR choice to a local business.

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