THE
WILMINGTON EVENT

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 | 5:45PM

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.

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

The Farmer and The Chef Wilmington 2015 winners are:

First Place: Chef Mike Mullen, Chef Gary James and students from Delcastle Technical High School Cooks and Bakers with Farmer Tommy Eliason from Kalmar Farm
Second Place: Chef Seth Harvey from Home Grown Café with Farmers Bill and Joan Powers from Powers Farm
Third Place: Chef Robert Lhulier from University and Whist Club with SIW Vegetables

The Newcomer Award goes to (it’s a tie!):
Chef Jim Berman from Gordon Food Service with Class Produce and Halperns’ Meats
Chef Robbie Jester from Stone Balloon Ale House with Crow Farm and Vineyard

Best Decorated Booth goes to: Delaware Park

BE THE FIRST TO THE FOOD WITH THE CHEF'S PASS!

Arrive to The Farmer & The Chef event by 5pm, and get to all the tasty dishes before the crowd.

Purchase a Chef’s Pass
The Farmers

MEET THIS YEAR'S 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

MEET THIS YEAR'S 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!

ABOUT THE MARCH OF DIMES

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.

Learn More

MEET BRYNN GRAY

Fight like Brynn

2016 New Castle County Ambassador Family

Brynn Michelle decided to make her grand entrance into the world at just 28 weeks gestation. She was our tiny baby girl with IVs, a breathing tube, feeding tube, and multiple monitors to watch her breathing, heart rate, oxygen, and temperature. She had two blood transfusions and a spinal tap when she was just three weeks old. March of Dimes checked on us regularly and provided monthly dinners for us and the other parents. Today, we have a healthy, beautiful, and smart 3-year old daughter, our miracle baby and without the research and programs that the March of Dimes provides for premature birth, she would not be here to make us smile and laugh every day.

Fund the Mission

Your donation fights premature birth and birth defects!

SPONSORS

EVENT SPONSOR

DuPont

PLATINUM SPONSORS

92.9 TOM-FM, 94.7 WDSD, 1290 AM Wilmington and News Radio 1450 WILM
Caspari McCormick
Archer Group
Out & About
Riverfront Audio Visual

GOLD SPONSORS

Clear Channel Outdoor
Growmark FS
Produce Marketing Association
Delaware City Refining Company
Chase Center
Signs Now

SILVER SPONSORS

  • FMC
  • New Castle County
  • New Castle County Council
  • WSFS Bank

BRONZE SPONSORS

  • Giumarra
  • MilliCare by EBC
  • New Castle County Conservation District
  • New Castle County Farm Bureau
  • Royal Pest Solutions

EVENT SUPPORTERS

  • Allied Barton
  • Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Delaware Soybean Board
  • Main Line Expo