CLARKS SUMMIT — People can enjoy a summer evening out with fine food and wine while supporting United Neighborhood Center’s (UNC) Community Health Department.
UNC’s Farm to Fork dinner will be held at Stone Meadow Gardens, 1273 Country Club Road on Saturday, Aug. 18. The evening will begin with a reception on the patio at 6 p.m. followed by dinner in the barn space at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling Jill Eidenberg at 570-346-0759, ext. 114 or online at uncnepa.org/farmtofork.
State Street Grill will prepare the meal using foods from local farmers who participate in UNC’s South Side farmers market.
“This event brings together supporters of UNC and its mission-sponsors, neighbors, local business owners and board members,” said Jill Eidenber, director of development at United Neighborhood Services. “It is an opportunity to gather and give thanks that our resources can continue to help the lives of our less fortunate neighbors in need.”
The menu includes: heirloom tomato basil gazpacho, baked calkin’s creamery brie, fig jam, Hardler Farm cured
bacon, phyllo crisps- Pommes Duchesse, local Yukon potato
bake- hearth grilled local
beef tips, charred mixed
Lato Sud sweet onions,
whiskey barbecue sauce-
slow braised pork loin, assorted grilled peaches, citrus-Dijon glaze, shaved tokiwa cucumbers, organic mixed salanova greens with fine herb vinaigrette, roasted Lato Sud Farm baby Napoli carrots and an assortment of house-crafted baked breads. It will also include a special summer dessert and wine from Marilake Winery.
A jazz duo will provide light background music and there will be raffle prizes.
“This event supports the community health department at United Neighborhood Services, which provides important navigation services to low income families and individuals with chronic health conditions,” said Michael Hanley, CEO of UNC. “The staff helps them access much needed medical care, prescription assistance and even transportation to medical appointments. Without this assistance, many would be using the emergency rooms and hospitals as their
primary care provider.”
“Farm to Fork was
created to support UNC’s Community Health Department that was formed in 2014,” said Eidenberg. “A team of registered nurses, licensed social workers and public health professionals provide the uninsured and underinsured with ongoing care management such as medications, appointments, counseling and referrals. This past year, over 600 new participants were enrolled in the program.”
Major sponsors include Grimm Construction, WNEP, Lamar Advertising, Gesinger, PNC Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Toyota of Scranton, AmeriHealth, Caritas, Stone Meadow Gardens and Marilake Winery.