Farmstand to Fork Dinner Series

  • 5085 Meredith Drive | Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Presented By: Dogpatch Urban Gardens
  • Dates: 5/22/2022, 6/26/2022, 8/7/2022, 9/25/2022
  • Location: Dogpatch Urban Gardens
  • Start/End Time: 5:00 PM
  • Price: $125
  • Overview

    Spring begins soon and that means Dogpatch Urban Gardens will launch their fourth season of the "Farmstand to Fork Dinner Series"!

    After a quick tour of the farm where Jenny Quiner, owner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens, and her team grow produce that supplies their Farmstand, farmers market table & several local restaurants, guests will be invited to dine under the stars—and dive into a feast prepared by an area restaurant chef using as many local ingredients as possible.

    Quiner taps restaurant chefs who "have a great reputation in the area, support our farm and are excited about local food" to create a multicourse feast using products sold at the Dogpatch Urban Gardens FarmStand.

    Diego Rodriguez, Proof restaurant’s executive chef, will kick off the first of four dinners in the 2022 series. This will be the third year he and Proof pastry chef Megan Snyder have participated. "I love a good challenge, and this event is definitely cooking out of the norm—no ovens, no heat lamps, just pure instinctive cooking," Rodriguez says.

    He offers a sneak peek of his late-May menu: "I plan on using as much Dogpatch Urban Gardens produce as possible, but you can expect Grade A Gardens produce (grown in Johnston] & maybe some pork from [Knoxville’s] Crooked Gap Farms, too." 

    Tickets, which are $125 per person and sold by the table, are available online now:

    ●      Sunday, May 22: Chef Diego Rodriguez from Proof.

    ●      Sunday, June 26: Chef Lynn Pritchard from Table 128 and 503 Cocktail Lounge.

    ●      Sunday, Aug. 7: Chef James Arbaugh from Lua Brewing.

    ●      Sunday, Sept. 25: Chef Ryan Skinner from Harbinger.


    Each table seats six people; tables will be spread out to allow for social distancing.

    NOTE:Don’t wait too long to get tickets; previous years’ dinners have sold out well in advance!