If purchased at our on-farm Market Stand, classes are $55 per class.
Refund Policy: Full refund two weeks prior to event, 50% refund one week prior to event, no refund 3 days prior to event.
Cancellation Policy: Classes not reaching minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled.
Gluten-Free Bakings – March 22, 2014 11am-1pm
Canning Class – April 26, 2014 11am-1pm
Sweet and Savory Pies Baking Class – May 31, 2014 11am-1pm
Holiday Desserts – 2014 TBD
Farm to Table Dinners
2014 Summer Farm-to-Table Dinner Dates Announced:
Spend an evening at Poplar Ridge Farm! We host elegant Farm to Table Dinners each year with area chefs and guest speakers. We will meet, greet, eat, and learn. The dinner events are held from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, for up to 60 attendees in our farm pavilion and outdoor dining area. Each dinner will feature a wonderful dining experience with seasonal vegetables from the farm! Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. E-mail [email protected] for updates and further information.
Purchase tickets on our Online Store!
Below is a list of some of our previous chefs and speakers:
Chef Luca Annunziata, Passion 8 Bistro in Fort Mill, SC
Chef Mark Hibbs of Black Thorne Restaurant in Charlotte, NC
Chef Mark Allison, Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts
Suzanne Dillingham, The Tiny Chef
Chef Hollace Stephenson, Taste Makers of Charlotte
Chef Jamie Lynch, 5 Church Restaurant in Charlotte, NC
Chef Paul Ketterhagen, Carpe Diem Restaurant in Charlotte, NC
Michaelle Fitzpatrick, Member of Slow Food Charlotte
Jessica Braswell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Queens University of Charlotte
Allison Mignery, MS, Mecklenburg County Health Department
Greg Pillar, PhD, assistant professor of environmental science and chemistry; Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Queens University of Charlotte
A COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND SIT DOWN DINNER
We begin with the food! A Charlotte area chef selected because of their passion and commitment to using local farm fresh food will prepare our meal and demonstrate technique and recipes using Poplar Ridge Farm produce from that week’s harvest. It will be a multiple course dining experience, with wine pairings for each course.
A GUEST SPEAKER
We invite speakers to address various topics related to the environment and health. At each dinner our speaker shares a video, photography or power point presentation for us for 30 minutes between courses. Topics may include sustainable agriculture, conservation, diets for special needs children, global food policy, local food policy and more. There are many professionals and organizations in our community that Poplar Ridge Farm participates and shares information with. Our speakers dine with us and encourage lively discussions.
Our Farm-to-Table dinners are $95.00 per person online until the Monday before the dinner, $85.00 per person via mailed check to Poplar Ridge Farm no later than one month prior to the event date. Tickets are inclusive of beverages, dinner and lecture. Reservations must be made and confirmed with payment one week in advance of the event by mail or online.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund issued three weeks prior. 50% refund issued two weeks prior.
No refunds for cancellation given one week prior to event.
Members receive a $5.00 discount for single ticket purchase and one family member.
Groups of 8 or more receive a 10% discount
Only one promotional discount per group. Thank you.
JOIN US FOR THESE WONDERFUL EVENINGS AT THE FARM! Reserve your place now by sending an email to [email protected] or by visiting our online store. Thank you again for your support of Poplar Ridge Farm. We look forward to a bountiful season!
The farm is available for use for photo shoots, films, wedding and other special events. Please inquire for schedules and fees at [email protected].
2014 Farm Tours and Open Houses
February 22, 2014
March 22, 2014
September 13, 2014
Gates will open at 10:00 am. Tour will take place at 11:30 a.m., and the Market Stand will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with fresh eggs, poultry, flowers and produce for sale.
Each PRF open house is unique, allowing guests to witness the seasonal farming process, meet different chefs and purchase a variety of produce.
Our farm owner will lead guests on a tour of the farm, discussing the farm’s unique CSA-based business model and organic growing methods.
Our farm days include chef demonstrations and food tastings. Visitors are able to purchase all of the items Poplar Ridge Farm sells year round: organic produce, eggs, & poultry.
Admission is $12 per car, $5 can be applied to any Farm Day purchase.
For more information, e-mail [email protected]
Poplar Ridge Farm is located at 1619 Waxhaw Indian Trail Road South, Waxhaw, NC 28173.