Fine Fettle: farm-to-table tasting coming to Old Glory Distilling Co.

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CLARKSVILLE: The Food Initiative invites you to an evening of fine “progressive” dinning at Old Glory Distilling Co., 451 Alfred Thun Road, on Saturday, August 18 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The evening will begin with appetizers prepared by the new Strawberry Alley Ale Works in Clarksville. Grab a domestic beer, wine, or a jar of fresh, seasonal lemonade made on site by Not Just Lemonade. Dinner tastings will be prepared by talented chefs from Husk Nashville, Butcher & Bee, Virago, Chartwell at APSU, Marsh House, and the “Korean Chef” at Kindred Farm. Last, but not least, Golly G’s and Lisa White, from Marsh House and Killebrew Coffee will be serving up sweet treats.

Bar and silent auction open at 6:30 pm. Dinner and dessert will be served following a short presentation by Food Initiative youth at 7:30 pm. The silent auction will close at 8:30 pm and the bar will close at 9:00 pm.

General Admission Tickets are $75 and include appetizers, dinner, dessert, and an open bar serving domestic beer and wine. Fine Fettle signature cocktails will also be available at the event for $5.

Snag a VIP ticket for 1 ($125) or 2 ($200) and get access at a local “beer tour” at the event, Fine Fettle beer glass, hand-stamped coaster, and priority checkout for the silent auction. Local breweries will be pouring samples on tap for VIP’s until the bar closes.

All proceeds from Fine Fettle will be used to provide funding for The Food Initiative. The Food Initiative relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to be a place for learning and growing for people of all ages.

The Food Initiative is defined by growing healthy food, empowering lives, and building community. Everything revolves around the food system.  Food Initiative programs provide education on the food system, health & nutrition, and living and working together as a diverse community.

Food Initiative programs serve people of all ages, but we are really passionate about the young people in Clarksville. Each summer forty high school students come out to the garden to participate in a month-long work program where they receive education and hands-on experience in those areas of food production, health, and community. It is our goal to provide these students not only with the education to live a healthy and empowered life, but also the tools to interact, lead, and inspire others to do the same.

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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