The Farmer and The Chef

An interactive evening in the field benefiting Rock Bottom Ranch agricultural programs

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, join fellow neighbors, environmental stewards, and local food leaders as part of ACES’ 50th anniversary celebrations. ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch is introducing an interactive, informative, and incomparable summer benefit. Bring your boots and get ready to explore RBR during our summer benefit.  Experience regenerative agriculture first hand while tasting small plates on the farm.  Over a dozen local chefs will be creating bites straight from the garden, complemented by libations and interactive farm stations.

Featuring Guest Speaker Corby Kummer

Corby Kummer is executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, editor-in-chief of Ideas: The Magazine of The Aspen Institute, a senior editor of The Atlantic, and senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science. He is the author of The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food, the first book in English on the Slow Food movement, and has been restaurant critic of New York, Boston, and Atlanta Magazines and food and food policy columnist for The New Republic. Every week he is a featured commentator on food and food policy on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio. He has received six James Beard Journalism Awards.

Participating Chefs

Matt Zubrod – The Little Nell
Barclay Dodge – Bosq
Mark Fischer – The Pullman
Carson Kennedy – Meat & Cheese
Mark Hardin – Field 2 Fork Kitchen
Megan Vanison – Rock Bottom Ranch
Matt White – Personal Chef
Lacy Hughes – Silo
Phil House – il porcellino salumi
Chris Krowicki – Free Range
Flip Wise – The Way Home
David Wang – King & Cook
Yanina Dobarro – The Whole Empanada
Josh Rutherford – Batch


Individual | $250.00

The tax-deductible portion of this ticket is $100.00.

Premier Table | $2,500.00

Includes 10 tickets and premier seating. The tax-deductible portion of this table is $1,000.00.

Heritage Table | $5,000.00

Includes 10 tickets, premier seating, and underwriting for this event.The tax-deductible portion of this table is $3,500.00.

In recognition of any table purchase, your name will be included in our printed dinner program.


With your support, we can continue to…

  • Teach the world about food so that we can all be conscious consumers.
  • Train farmers who will be able to replicate our systems on farms near & far.
  • Produce more food at Rock Bottom Ranch, using our regenerative systems while exploring and creating new production methods.
  • Integrate agriculture into our existing education  programs & curricula, which have recently expanded into New Castle and Parachute.

The Farmer and The Chef

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August 7, 2019 from 6–6pm