As the fall season approaches, anticipation builds for one of Louisburg, NC’s most enchanting events—Dinner in the Meadow. Scheduled for September 15, 2024, this annual affair seamlessly blends the splendor of nature with the sophistication of fine dining. It’s a magical evening set against the backdrop of the serene countryside, featuring live music, delectable cuisine from renowned chefs, and the announcement of the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Grant Winner.

Over the years, this event has been a smashing success! BUT… we could not do it without your help! As they say: it really does take a community! Would you like to contribute to the 2024 Dinner in the Meadow? Keep reading to see how you can be involved!

Volunteer Needed to Help Set the Scene in the Meadow

To bring the magic of Dinner in the Meadow to life, we are issuing a heartfelt call for volunteers to join us in creating an enchanting atmosphere for our guests. Your assistance is crucial in ensuring that the setup and breakdown of this extraordinary event run seamlessly. As we transform Meadow Lane Farm into a picturesque dining area, we need helping hands to arrange the farm-chic decorations and set the stage for an unforgettable evening under the stars. During the event, volunteers play a vital role in assisting with various tasks, from guiding guests to their seats to providing support at the silent auction. Your dedication will contribute to the success of the night, allowing everyone to fully savor the delectable dishes, enjoy the live music, and engage in enriching conversations with local farmers and producers. Join us in making Dinner in the Meadow an unforgettable experience for all, and let’s create lasting memories together in the heart of Louisburg, NC.

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2024 Dinner in the Meadow, we have LOTS of opportunities – before, during and after the event. Please visit our website to learn more and fill out a questionnaire!

A Call for Renowned Chefs and Food Artisans

Calling all passionate chefs and skilled food artisans! Become a part of the culinary magic at Dinner in the Meadow, the heart of which lies in an exceptional gastronomic experience curated by renowned chefs from the Carolinas. We are seeking talented individuals who share a love for creating culinary masterpieces using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients provided by our community’s farms, farmers, and artisans. Your creativity and expertise will play a pivotal role in transforming these high-quality ingredients into mouth-watering dishes that are true works of art. Each course is an opportunity to showcase your culinary prowess, with thoughtful presentations and perfect pairings of beverages, be it wine, cocktails, or non-alcoholic options. Join us in promising our guests a culinary journey that delights the taste buds and creates lasting memories in the picturesque setting of Meadow Lane Farm. Your contribution will make Dinner in the Meadow an unforgettable experience for all, celebrating the best of local flavors and culinary talent.

If you are a Chef and/or Food Artisan interested in participating in the 2024 Dinner in the meadow, please visit our website to learn more or fill out a questionnaire!

Calling all dedicated farmers and producers!

We invite you to be a vital part of the enchanting experience that is Dinner in the Meadow. Beyond the culinary delights, this event offers a unique platform for passionate farmers like yourself to showcase your fresh produce and artisanal products. Your commitment to bringing the best of your harvest to our tables adds a rich layer to the culinary tapestry of the evening. By participating, you not only provide guests with a taste of the local terroir but also offer them a firsthand look at the intricacies of farming practices. This engagement promises to be mutually enriching, as attendees gain valuable insights into the journey of high-quality food from your fields to their plates. Join us in making Dinner in the Meadow an educational and delicious celebration of the vibrant agricultural community, and let your farm’s story become an integral part of this unique culinary experience.

If you are a Farmer or Producer interested in participating in the 2024 Dinner in the Meadow, please visit our website to learn more and fill out a questionnaire!

Passion for Food, Farming, Film and Social Media

Calling all social media enthusiasts! Join us at Dinner in the Meadow for more than just an exquisite dining experience—become a part of a vibrant community that celebrates good food, great conversations, and a shared appreciation for nature and farming. As strangers quickly become friends, your journey at the event is a story waiting to be shared. Capture those moments of connection, the laughter, and the beauty of the surroundings, and let your social media presence be a canvas for the evolving friendships that blossom at Dinner in the Meadow. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your experience, interact with like-minded individuals, and highlight the event’s sponsors, integral contributors to the success of this extraordinary gathering. Let your posts be a testament to the spirit of community, friendship, and culinary delight that defines Dinner in the Meadow—a night worth sharing with the world.

If you are a Photographer, Videographer or Savvy Social Media User and interested helping capture and preserving the moments at the 2024 Dinner in the Meadow, please visit our website to learn more and fill out a questionnaire!

Supporting and Sponsoring a Noble Cause

What elevates this evening to even greater heights is the fact that all proceeds from the event are donated to support the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting and cultivating small farms in North Carolina. The climax of the evening is the announcement of the $5,000 grant winner, and guests have the privilege of meeting the farmers and hearing about their endeavors. It’s a heartwarming experience, witnessing passionate farmers come together to discuss their farms and the transformative plans they have for their grants.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund, you can learn more here or donate online.

Contribute to the Silent Auction

As we prepare to weave the enchantment of Dinner in the Meadow, we extend a warm invitation to our generous community to contribute items for our silent auction. Your support is invaluable in creating a magical evening under the stars at Meadow Lane Farm. By offering items for the auction, you play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this extraordinary event. The funds raised will contribute to the heartwarming cause of the Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund, supporting and cultivating small farms in North Carolina. Your generosity will not only add to the allure of the evening but will also contribute to the growth and prosperity of our local farming community. Join us in making Dinner in the Meadow an unforgettable experience and a celebration of community spirit, where every contribution makes a difference. Together, let’s create lasting memories and support the noble cause behind this extraordinary event in Louisburg, NC.

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In conclusion, Dinner in the Meadow is a magical convergence of gastronomy, nature, farming, and community. It celebrates the beauty of the local landscape and showcases the culinary talents of the region. This exciting event offers the opportunity to give back to your community in a number of different ways, from showcasing your growing or culinary talents, to pitching in and working on field logistics to contributing to the Small Farm Fund or purchasing a ticket. There are a multitude of ways to join in the fun! Feel free to contact us for more information!