SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 | 5:30PM

The Farmer and The Chef is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, with proceeds going directly to the mission of the March of Dimes.

The premise of the event is simple, pair local farmers with local chefs. While the event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, we are also helping to create sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs, while reinforcing the movement of eating healthy which is something the March of Dimes believes in and promotes to women who are considering pregnancy.

With Agriculture being such an important industry in Delaware, it is vital that we support our local farmers and for us to make sure that people know they can buy fresh, local produce right here – literally in their own back yard.

The event itself will feature local farmers who will provide their product to chefs who will then prepare tasting samples to all event attendees using this product. Each chef will use a Dogfish Beer in preparing their dish.  The evening also includes auction items, wall of wine, and music by 33 1/3.

The Farmer and The Chef South 2015 winners are:

First Place:  Chef Jim Berman from Gordon Foods with his farmer, Class Produce with Dogfish Midas Touch
Second Place:  Carlie and Scott Carey from One Coastal with their farmer, Bennett Orchards with Dogfish Namaste
Third Place:  Chef Bill Karrow from Baywood Greens with his farmers, Bennett Orchards, Mar-Del Watermelon Association, Lewes Dairy and Dogfish Midas Touch

If you are interested in participating in the event or would like to learn more, please contact Laura Klatzkin at or Kathy Weldon at or call the March of Dimes office at 302-225-1020.

The Farmers


Our Farmers come from all over the region to provide the fresh, locally grown ingredients used in the events’ savory dishes. Thanks to all the participating farmers below for keeping local agriculture strong!

The Chefs


The Chefs join us from the region’s top restaurants, hotels, wineries, breweries, and culinary schools. Year after year, we can’t wait to see what they create from our Farmers’ fresh, locally grown ingredients. Thanks to the participating Chefs below for their hard work and delicious food!


The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality and we are focused on advancing research on maternal and health issues, helping moms have healthy pregnancies and supporting families. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. And if something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.

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Divine Preemie Strength

2016 Sussex County Ambassador Family

Makayla was born at 3:00 in the morning at 27 weeks and 5 days gestation and stayed in the NICU in Christiana for almost 2 months. The NICU experience was very hard on our family as we lived 1 ½ hours away from the NICU. The March of Dimes, NICU Nurses, Staff and Doctors kept us informed every step of the way. March of Dimes made us feel like family by having Father's Day dinner, classes, emotional support, and literature and so much more. We are forever grateful to the support of March of Dimes during one of the hardest times emotionally for our family.

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Your donation fights premature birth and birth defects!



  • Bebe HealthCare
  • Caspari McCormick
  • Archer Group
  • Dogfish Head Brewed Ales
  • 92.9 TOM-FM
  • 94.7 WSD Newsradio
  • 1410 WDOV
  • Out and About


  • Bayhealth
  • Beacon Pediatrics
  • Cape Gazette
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Delaware Beach Life



  • Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Delaware Electric Cooperative
  • Delaware Soybean Board
  • Gordon Foods
  • Sussex County Council