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Fourth Annual One Field Meal at Polyrock Ranch and Lost Creek Farm

image: poster for One Field Meal 2010

One Field Meal 2010

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual One Field Meal–August 22 at the Polyrock Ranch and Lost Creek Farm.

We are limiting ticket sales this year, so be sure to get your tickets early.

The host farm this year is the Polyrock Ranch and Lost Creek Farm on Territorial Road. Alan and Deborah Mattson produce beefalo, beef and dairy products. David Desmond of Lost Creek Farms grows a great variety of organic produce on their land. And the ranch is drop dead gorgeous. You’re gonna love this place. All of the food will come from this one farm. The meal will be truly delicious and the company (you and your friends) will make it even better.

The meal will feature Beefalo. The hybrid breed of Beefalo combines the best qualities of bison and beef cattle. Beefalo offers the hardiness of bison with the quality beef of cattle that results in the leanest, healthiest meat around. We’ll send you a complete menu soon.

This year we have two chefs—Shane Tracey of Nib and John-Patrick Downey-McCarthy of Devour. Shane and his wife Tiffany have quickly become leaders in Eugene food culture. Their exquisite dessert creations are bite-sized pieces of art. And their savory menu at Nib is a great companion to their thoughtful wine pairings.

John-Patrick Downey-McCarthy has made Devour one of the freshest, most interesting restaurants in Eugene. I can only give you his web address—because he has no street address. His refurbished 1971 VW micro bus is on the prowl everyday throughout Eugene and Springfield. And don’t be fooled by the bus. J.P. is an accomplished chef with formal training and extensive restaurant experience. Preview his cooking by checking out his roaming schedule on his blog and get a sandwich. http://devoureugene.blogspot.com/

Of course, we’ll have music. The Conjugal Visitors will bring their unique mix of Mountain Dance music, bluegrass, jazz, old-time country and jug/folk out for the afternoon.

Our friends at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Oakshire Brewing Co. will provide wine and beer for an additional charge.

Bring your kids. This is an event for the entire family. Everyone will be invited to walk through the garden and see the animals. Please be aware that this is a working farm and you will have to supervise the kids that you bring along.

And one more bit of news. Through a great partnership with Megan Kemple and the Farm-to-School program two second grade classes from Bethel Schools helped plant some of the vegetables we’ll be having for dinner. Megan took them on a field trip to the farm in June to plant some seeds and help out on the farm for the day. Some of them will come back with their families to join us for the One Field Meal. I’ve always wanted to use this event to show kids that food grows out the dirt. This year we’ll make it happen.

Important Details:
Where: Polyrock Ranch and Lost Creek Farm, 84402 Territorial Hwy, Eugene OR (get map)
Date: Sunday, August 22
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm. $25 adults, $5 kids under 12;
Tickets are available at Long’s Meat Market , 81 E. 28th Ave., Eugene, Newman’s Fish Co., 1545 Willamette St, Eugene, and Brownpaperticket.com.

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