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Jonesborough Locally Grown announces 100 Mile fundraiser

The 100 Mile Dinner will include a menu inspired by locally grown foods as displayed at the Jonesborough Farmers Market throughout the season.


Jonesborough Locally Grown is excited to announce the final 100 Mile Dinner of the Decade, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 17,  at 6:30 p.m. at The Blackthorn Club at the Ridges. Over the last several years, 100 Mile Dinners have been wonderful opportunities to work with both local farmers and chefs to curate a menu that features the beautiful bounty of the region.

One of the area’s most well-known chefs, Executive Chef James Allen, will cook the Fall 100 Mile Dinner, and the exquisite five-course menu will feature more than 20 local farmers’ and producers’ products. The menu is as follows:

1st Course – Elote Bites – Roasted Corn, Peppers, Queso Fresco and Cornmeal with Chipotle-Lime Crema

2nd Course – Trout Amandine – Almond encrusted Sunburst Trout, Benton Bacon, Vidalia Onion, Sweet Potato Hash, Spinach Velouté, Creole Mustard Crème Fraiche

3rd Course – Southern Dolmas – Seasoned Ground Beef and Rice stuffed Collard Greens, Smoked Tomato Coulis, Rosemary Focaccia Croutons

4th Course – Autumn Ravioli – Slow Cooked Brisket and Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli with Toasted Walnuts and Sage Oil

5th Course – Fancy Apple Pie – Warm Cinnamon and Apple Crostada with Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

This dinner is generously sponsored by Rocky Field Farm, who raises cattle in Greene County and produces high quality local beef that will be enjoyed as part of this meal in a couple of different dishes.

Shelley Crowe, executive director of Jonesborough Locally Grown said, “Our 100 Mile Dinners have always served as special evenings to put our local farmers in the spotlight, and this one will be no different.”

She added, “In addition to featuring local food, these dinners serve as fundraisers that help us continue our work of supporting local farmers and producers as they grow and create food and products that keep you and our local food economy healthy.”

The Fall 100 Mile Dinner costs $90 a person, and is BYOB. All proceeds from this dinner go directly to support Jonesborough Locally Grown.

Jonesborough Locally Grown is a not-for-profit organization that operates the Jonesborough Farmers Market and Boone Street Market. For more information about the organization, please visit