Historic Locust Grove

Historic Locust Grove

Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist and author of 14 books about food, will be featured at the event “An Evening with Mark Bittman: A Celebration of Farming and Food,” co-hosted by The Berry Center and Historic Locust Grove. The event is on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Locust Grove.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Kathy Cary, chef and owner of Lilly’s. Bittman will speak at 6:45 p.m. Also at this event, The Berry Center will announce a new program to improve access to financing for farmers.

Bittman will speak about the economic difficulties farmers can face in making a living.

The author’s bestsellers include “How to Cook Everything” and “Vegan Before 6 p.m.” His most recent book is “How to Cook Everything Fast.” He’s a regular on “The Today Show” and on several NPR radio programs.

Locust Grove is raising funds for research into 19th century agricultural practices. Its dairy outbuilding has recently been restored.

Tickets are $125, $75 of which is tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased online here.