Farm to Fork

Our Second annual Farm to Fork will be Aug 27 2017..
Our first annual event was a smashing success please check out our Drone footage from last year and we will keep you updated..

This is our second annual Farm to Fork Dinner supporting TRACTOR Food and Farms in Burnsville, NC.

Additional Information

In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Burnsville Town Center. We will notify guests via the phone number and email listed at time of ticket purchase should the rain plan be necessary.

Volunteers: We would love to have as many volunteers as possible. Volunteers can help set up tables, decorate, serve at the dinner, clear and rinse plates, and clean up. It is a fun way to be part of the behind-the-scenes of the event! Call TRACTOR at (828) 536-0126 or email

Where does the money go? The direct costs for the dinner include food, musicians, rentals, and incidentals. We purchase the food for the dinner at full price from our TRACTOR growers. The remaining proceeds go to TRACTOR, to continue our work fostering local agricultural development and sustainable local economic growth.


Further Questions?

Contact Robin Smith, (828) 536-0126


Press Release:

Burnsville Dinner on the Square Supports Local Farmers

BURNSVILLE, N.C. – Long tables covered in white linen will line the streets of downtown Burnsville Aug 27 for the second annual farm-to-table dinner benefiting the agricultural nonprofit TRACTOR.

The seated meal will consist of multiple courses prepared by a local caterer with ingredients sourced from area farms.

TRACTOR — which stands for Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional — works with more than 50 small farms throughout Yancey, Mitchell, Burke, McDowell, Avery, Madison and Buncombe counties. The organization aggregates produce from farms, processes it and distributes it to retailers and restaurants.

“This will be a lovely event,” says Robin Smith, director of TRACTOR. “It will be an elegant evening, a seated affair with white tablecloths and china.”

Inspiration for the farm-to-table dinner came from a similar event in Jonesborough, Tennessee, that supports the town’s farmers market. TRACTOR will purchase the ingredients for the dinner from farmers. Proceeds will go toward TRACTOR’s mission to spread awareness of local agriculture, broaden access to fresh food and increase farm income in the community.

“The event not only provides income to farmers, but also supports existing businesses and brings attention to the town center,” Smith says. “The broader vision is to promote this effort of agriculture as an economic driver and teach the community about how we’re all interrelated.”

A limited number of tickets will be sold prior to the event. For more information on the farm-to-table dinner, call (828) 682-7413. To learn more about TRACTOR and its work, visit