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Georgia Southern library to host farm-to-table event
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STATESBORO — The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library, in partnership with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers’ Market, will host the fifth annual Farm-to- Table Dinner on June 19, featuring environmentalist and author Janisse Ray and Georgia Southern University’s executive chef Kevin Case.

The culinary event will raise funds for library research materials for on-campus and community use. Tickets are $75 each with a special price for tables of six and are available by calling the library at (912) 478-5115 or by visiting Chops on Main in downtown Statesboro.

Paired with select wines by Chef Case, a five-course gourmet meal will be served featuring local, seasonal produce grown from the heritage seeds.

Dishes on the menu include smoked shrimp and cantaloupe soup with yogurt, balsamic and mint goat cheese panna cotta with heirloom tomatoes and arugula with olive oil and black pepper, grilled pork tenderloin with summer peas and basil gremolata, seared New York strip with bleu cheese grits and summer vegetables sauce bordelaise and for dessert, lemon pound cake with fresh blueberries and vanilla bean whipped cream.

The event will be held in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center Southern Ballroom beginning with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner following at 7 p.m.

In addition, Information Services Librarian Rebecca Ziegler will support the library through the sale of her artworks created from found objects. Raffle tickets for gift baskets also will be sold before the dinner.