6th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner

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The sixth annual Harvest Moon Dinner to benefit the Athens Land Trust was held on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The Harvest Moon Dinner was created as an intimate dinner among friends celebrating the landscapes of our community with great food and wine. This year’s event featured Chef Peter Dale of The National and Dean Neff, formerly of Five and Ten, on the Bennett Family Farm in Walton County. Russell Bennett is a longtime ALT supporter and raises grass fed beef and pastured hens on his 110-acre farm. 2013-08-27 08.37.08The farm, which is half pasture and half wooded has two springs that flow directly into the Appalachee River. The grassfed beef and pastured eggs have been served in restaurants in Atlanta and Athens including Empire State South, Bacchanalia, Farm 255, Restaurant Eugene, Holeman and Finch and Local Three. This grassfed beef will be a part of the menu for this year’s Harvest Moon Dinner. The farm house on the property dates back to 1817 and was originally called Evans Quarter. It was a stagecoach stop and tavern. The barn is from the early 1900s and was recently renovated into a loft apartment and entertainment area. Most of the materials used in the barn renovation are original to the barn including heart pine lumber, cedar tree posts, and fence posts.