When it comes to supporting the farm industry and reforming our factory food diets, the first step is education. Take the kids to a nearby farm, let them see a carrot grown in the ground, let them handle an egg fresh from the hen’s nest, show them how to pick strawberries and then take them home to make jam or preserves.
Connecting kids to the land takes some effort, and Legare Farms has been supporting those efforts for years with their education programs. In the summer, they host camps on their farm. During the weekends, they welcome kids out for events and happenings. To enable them to continue with their mission, chefs are throwing a party at McCrady’s to raise money to pay legal fees incurred after neighbors filed a lawsuit against the Legares (the case was settled but the fees still mounted). Participating restaurants are the who’s who of the locavore movement: McCrady’s, Husk, Wild Olive, EVO, Butcher & Bee, Charleston Grill, FIG, SNOB, Trattoria Lucca, and the Grocery. Enjoy a cash bar and live music in addition to the great food.