MILLERTON, NY,  – The fourth annual Chef and Farmer Bruch will happen Sunday, August 10th in a new location: Railroad Plaza in the heart of Millerton, NY.  Proceeds from the popular sell-out event, featuring the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished chefs, benefit the North East Community Center’s (NECC) programs that are critical to the greater northern Dutchess County community.
The Chef and Farmer Brunch has grown each year providing significant funding to NECC since 2010.

Sponsored by No. 9 Restaurant, the Chef and Farmer Brunch will showcase the talent of the Hudson Valley’s hottest farm-to-table Chefs and producers from 11am – 1pm under tents in Railroad Plaza. Their unique menus and cocktails will feature seasonal produce donated by local farmers. Past offerings include sweet corn succotash, milk braised pork, cucumber and shrimp gazpacho and fine charcuterie and cheeses. Participating farms and restaurants, producers and distilleries include (list in formation):

Black Sheep Hill
Crown Maple Syrup
Harney Tea
Herondale Farm
Hillrock Distillery
Irving Farms
John Andrews
McEnroe Organic Farm
Number 9
Pine Plains Platter
Route 7 Grill
The Chef’s Consortium
The Farmer’s Wife
The Greens at Copake Country Club

Tastings from local wineries and microbreweries and live jazzy music promise to make the Brunch the anticipated sold-out celebration it is every year. General tickets are $50. VIP tickets ($75) include reserved seating, a custom cake and more.

A flowering NECC Giving Tree will also be on hand for guests to sponsor the many NECC programs relied upon by youth, families, seniors and the community at large. NECC’s Food and Farming related programs include the Share the Bounty Fresh Food Pantry, a Community Garden at NECC, a school garden at Webutuck High School, and community cooking classes.

For tickets visit neccmillerton.org. For sponsorship information contact NECC at 518-789-4259 or info@neccmillerton.org.

The North East Community Center seeks to build a healthy, caring, responsive and welcoming community for all who live and visit here. NECC acts as a catalyst for that community vision through its partnerships with other organizations and by offering social, educational, recreational and cultural programs and services to help meet community needs.