NEBRASKA CITY – Jeanna Stavas told Nebraska City commissioners Monday about a sit-down meal that has been 10 years in the making.
Stavas and specialty crops expert Vaughn Hammond have been talking about a “farm to fork” dinner in downtown Nebraska City for a decade and decided to make the inaugural event a part of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial.
Stavas: “We wanted to get food sourced from local vendors, meat producers and have local restaurants make it.”
She said the educational “slow food” movement is gaining in popularity among Nebraskans.
Stavas: “I think it’s popular because it’s unique. It’s different. It shows the community effort. We’re pulling a lot of different people together to make it happen and why not have a meal on Central Avenue.”
Seats for 100 people will be around the table for the official Nebraska 150 event on Aug. 20 and Stavas said Monday there are only 13 tickets left.
A sip and stroll is also planned from 2 to 5 p.m.