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Palmetto Palate

7/21/2011

Columbia, SC - Palmetto Palate, SC Farm Bureau’s (SCFB) fifth annual summer celebration pairing South Carolina’s best chefs with the state’s best locally grown products is scheduled for Thursday July 21 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at 701 Whaley Street, Columbia.

The event features cooking stations throughout the building featuring restaurants around the state that routinely use South Carolina grown commodities on their menus. SCFB President David Winkles said, “This is a true taste of South Carolina event featuring chefs from some of the state’s finest restaurants who use the best and freshest locally grown ingredients you’ll find. Many chefs who participated in the past will return for the 2011 Palmetto Palate which is a great way to celebrate the bounty of local farmers and producers and to recognize restaurants around the state that use South Carolina grown commodities in their kitchens.”

Tickets for the annual celebration of agriculture are $50 per person and are available by calling Kristin Lavender in Cayce, SC, 803-936-4219. SCFB will accept cash, checks, Visa and Master Card for payment.

Proceeds from the event will support the Friends of Farm Bureau Political Action Committee fund, which supports candidates for the SC General Assembly who promote agriculture and the initiatives of the SC Farm Bureau Federation.

SCFB is a non-profit membership organization with more than 110,000 members and the mission to protect and preserve the work of family farmers and rural lifestyles in South Carolina. There are 47 county chapters in South Carolina representing the state’s largest economic sector of agribusiness (including agriculture and forestry).

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