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Snag a ticket to farm-to-table feast featuring top female Houston chefs
The night of ultimate gastronomic delight known as Skyfarm Harvest Feast is returning for its second year on October 19, and you'll want to make sure to secure a seat.
The event celebrates the harvest at the Blackwood Skyfarm, one of the nation's largest rooftop farms and the biggest in Texas. The farm is only one of the experiences at POST Houston, a groundbreaking multi-use development in the heart of downtown Houston farmed by Blackwood Educational Land Institute.
The unforgettable evening features a multi-course dinner crafted by four acclaimed female chefs, stunning rooftop views, and community celebration. The harvest for the dinner will come directly from the Skyfarm’s rooftop fields.
The evening will begin with farm tours and a silent auction, during which guests will enjoy passed appetizers and beverages before sitting down to savor the five-course dinner amidst breathtaking views of Houston.
Hors d'oeuvres by Sasha Grumman (SASS Hospitality) and a juice-based amuse bouche by Nicole and Taylor of The ReUp Juice will be followed by dishes from chefs Evelyn Garcia (JŪN HTX), Michelle Wallace (b'tween sandwich co), and Suu Khin (Burmalicious).
Attendees will also enjoy live music throughout the experience, with a special performance by the exciting multi-disciplinary artist, storm chaser, and musician Pecos Hank Schyma, along with Jo Bird. The night will end with a live auction and inspiring remarks by Blackwood founder and CEO Cath Conlon.
Conlon, a frequent speaker on the importance of women in agriculture and food, sees the all-women lineup of chefs as the perfect way to honor the organization's 40-year history as woman-led and woman-farmed.
"Women have historically been the keepers of our generational food wisdom," she says. "I believe the key to a regenerative future is remembering and honoring that 're-generational' wisdom."
"I love working with Blackwood!" exclaims returning gala chef Sasha Grumman. "What they produce is truly incredible and they have even introduced me to new plants and herbs that I love to incorporate into my cooking. Both of the Blackwood farms inspire me to cook in a true farm-to-table manner that represents Houston in such a positive way. We’re lucky to have them in our city and feeding our community."
The silent auction opens one week prior to the event and does not require tickets to participate.
Ticket prices range from $325-$425 per seat, with special table packages available from $4,500-$7,500. Tickets can be purchased online here.
The gala aims to raise $250,000 to support the mission of the Blackwood Educational Land Institute.
Skyfarm Harvest Feast is Thursday, October 19, from 6-9 pm at POST Houston, located at 401 Franklin St.