Johnny Appleseed Trail Association announces Farm to Table Dinner on August 2nd

The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association is pleased to announce its first ever Farm to Table Dinner being held on August 2nd, 2018. This special event, starting at 5 pm, will feature dining among the orchards and fields of Hollis Hills Farm, 340 Marshall Road, Fitchburg, MA.

In celebration of our local foods and beverages, the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association is partnering with local chef Kevin Williams of Roots Natural Foods. Born in Leominster, Chef Kevin knows the foods of North Central Massachusetts well. Chef Kevin’s career has afforded him the ability to travel and explore the world to expand his cooking knowledge after spending 10 years as a chef in California. Most recently, Chef Kevin took his culinary travels to Mexico, bringing back several recipes to the Roots Kitchen.

“We wanted to create an opportunity for people to connect with local food in a meaningful way but also support the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association’s mission to highlight and market North Central Massachusetts” said Roy Nascimento, President & CEO of JATA.

The Farm-to-Table event is designed to highlight seasonally appropriate food and beverages grown, raised or produced in North Central Massachusetts, connect attendees to this special resource and create a shared of sense of community.  The event will also feature an extensive raffle of local items.

Sponsorships are available for the Farm to Table dinner. Enterprise Bank & Trust, Hollis Hills and new member Little Leaf Farms have all signed on as partners for the event. A variety of sponsorship levels ranging from $250 to $5,000 are available for any business wishing to participate.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $99 per person and must be purchased in advance. To register, sponsor or offer an item, visit  or contact Maria McCaffrey, events & programs manager at or (978) 353-7600 x. 235.