Executive Chef of Emmer & Rye, Kevin Fink, is hosting a unique dinner experience this Sunday, as part of the Whole Kids Foundation’s Give Bees A Chance Campaign to celebrate National Pollinator Month.  The proceeds from the dinner will raise funds to promote the importance of pollinators to our gardens, agriculture and the foods we eat.

 

The goal for this inaugural campaign is to raise $100,000 that will be used to fund 50 honey beehive grants nationwide, providing educational opportunities around biology, agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for students across the nation.  As an integral part of this year’s campaign, organic produce growers Cascadian Farm Organic and Wholesum Harvest are lead sponsors, pledging a combined total of $50,000, equating to about 25 educational beehive grants.  Both of these organic farms are committed to preserving our food systems and rely on the role pollinators play in the production of many of their crops.

 

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Through the generosity of five nationally acclaimed chefs, our sponsors Cascadian Farm and Wholesum Harvest and individual donors, our goal is to raise $100,000 with 100% of funds generated supporting educational honey beehives for schools and nonprofits across the nation.

 

The Emmer & Rye Give Bees a Chance dinner will be held on Sunday, June 3. Tickets are $150 per person and include a half happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and wine pairings.  Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. For more information on purchasing tickets for the Emmer & Rye dinner, please visit https://www.classy.org/event/give-bees-a-chance-austin-dinner-2018/e181381.

 

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