Trial to Table

Food from our farm trials shared via the talented hands of local chefs
Chef Yunanda Wilson cooking taro at the utopian seed project taro pop-up

Utopian Seed Project Culinary Events

The Utopian Seed Project grows a wide range of crops and varieties with the aim of increasing agrobiodiversity into the food and farming system. We host food focused events and partner with incredible local chefs to showcase the crops we’re working with. 

Our food events cover everything from simple variety tastings, to crop specific pop-ups, to our signature trial to table events, and larger sit-down ‘farm to table style’ dinners.

 

 

2024 Event Schedule

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Utopian Seed Project Trial to Table Event Series

Enjoy creative and delicious food while supporting regional crop trials for more resilient local farming.

April 27, Live Fire Pop-Up, Hickory Nut Gap

May 18, Trial to Table Spring Celebration, Pleb

August 17, Trial to Table Summer Celebration, Old North Farm

September, Fall Pop-Up, TBD

October 12, Trial to Table Fall Celebration, The Mule

Tickets and Full Details Coming Soon

Past Events

Meet the Chefs

Yunanda Wilson taro pop-up chef

Yunanda Wilson

Taro Pop-Up

Jeremy Salig - taro pop-up chef

Jeremy Salig

Taro Pop-Up; Collard Dinner

Beth Kellerhalls - Asheville pastry chef

Beth Kellerhalls

Taro Pop-Up

Ashleigh Shanti Utopian Seed Project board member

Ashleigh Shanti

Trial to Table (Fall 22)

Chef Terri Terrell - Board Member

Terri Terrell

Trial to Table (Fall 22); Collard Dinner

Jamie Swofford - Founding Board Member, Chef and Farmer!

Jamie Swofford

Trial to Table (Fall 19; Fall 22)

Brandon Ruiz, board member chef and farmer

Brandon Ruiz

Trial to Table (Fall 22)

Steve Goff - Trial to Table chef!

Steve Goff

Trial to Table (Summer 22)

Chef Mallory Foster - Trial to Table Chef

Mallory Foster

Trial to Table (Summer 22; Spring 23)

Chef Rakim Gaines - Trial to Table Chef

Rakim Gaines

Trial to Table (Summer 22)

Chuck Cutler-Gutiérrez

Chuck Cutler-Gutiérrez

Trial to Table (Summer 22)

Chef Michelle Bailey - Trial to Table and Collard Dinner

Michelle Bailey

Trial to Table (Spring 22); Collard Dinner

Chef Ophus - Trial to Table Chef

Cleophus Heathington (aka Chef Ophus)

Trial to Table (Spring 22)

Chef Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

Trial to Table (Summer 22)