This two-day experience takes an extensive look inside local/sustainable food production while providing a unique journey around Putnam County.
Drive the countryside and arrive at the historic Houck Covered Bridge for a three-course meal, served on the bridge and prepared by local chefs from Almost Home Restaurant. Big Walnut Creek flows under the Houck Bridge, and Daniel Boone’s brother, Squire Boone, and his family, rest in a cemetery visible on a distant hill. Off-road parking is available at the handicapped-accessible covered bridge.
If you like, enjoy an overnight stay at the quiet and cozy Inn at DePauw, just blocks from the Courthouse Square in downtown Greencastle, filled with unique shopping opportunities and multiple dessert options. The dinner can be purchased without the overnight stay, however.
If you choose to stay, the following morning, 2 West Bistro, which is inside the Inn, or any number of wonderful restaurants on the Square, make for a delicious breakfast. Afterward, the farmer who provided the entrée for the dinner will await your arrival for a private tour of the farm.
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. The farmer, from whose farm the entrée came, will host and talk briefly; then dinner will be served. Dinner should last no more than one hour. Each of the four dinners have a different meat entrée – two of beef, and one each of chicken and pork.
This evening’s entrée comes from Willer Timber Ridge, a Greencastle cattle farm. The menu features wines from Indiana’s Hopwood Cellars, water, tea, and
Appetizer: Truffled Potato Soup
Entree: Almost Home’s Mile High Meatloaf
Dessert: Mini Hoosier Berry Cobblers
One dinner-only ticket is $60
Two dinner-only tickets are $100
Special-priced overnight room at the Inn at DePauw is $100, plus tax (for either two queens or one king bed)
Tickets are only available in advance, online, and can be purchased here.