It’s time to begin our summer farm dinner series, and, as we do every year, we’re beginning with a benefit for Williamsburg’s Auto Garden, an organic garden and learning program at the Automotive High School on Bedford Avenue.

Our farm dinners feature produce we grow on our farm in Oak Hill, and they give us a chance to stretch and try some new ideas. This first one is especially exciting because the students from the Auto Garden help work the dinner with us, and their enthusiasm for what they’re learning about food is inspiring–a compelling testament to the importance of this kind of education.

We’ll serve 4 courses of food with beer pairings from the Brooklyn Brewery. The produce will all come from our farm in Oak Hill or from the Auto Garden itself; beef will come from Vermont Quality Meats. The price for the dinner is $65, and every cent of it will go to support the Auto Garden as they grow the garden, take students on field trips to local farms, and expand their cooking club.

The dinner will be on May 11 at 7:00. Reservations are strongly suggested—call the restaurant at (718) 302-5151 during business hours to speak to a server and reserve a table.

If you’d like to find out more about the Auto Garden, check them out on Facebook.