Tastes of Autumn: Farm to Table Community Dinner

Dare 2 Dream Alpaca Farm (Mckerrow) and Registered Holistic Culinary Nutritionist, Lacey Budge, are coming together to create this special outdoor meal. Gather with friends and family to celebrate The Tastes of Autumn and experience the first ever Farm to Table Community Dinner. This special event was created with the community in mind and in honour of sharing only the freshest farm ingredients.

Lacey Budge will delight your taste buds with a rustic menu inspired by the season and ‘tastes of autumn.’ The meal will be prepared using the abundance of organic, fresh produce harvested from the gardens, as well as feature eggs and meat from the farms free roaming, corn free & GMO free fed chickens. The intention of the dinner is to bring the community together in gratitude of the autumn abundance and offer an authentic and delicious “farm to table” experience.

An example of possible menu items include Roasted beet salad; Roasted maple cinnamon squash; Roasted apple cider brussels sprouts; Roasted rosemary potatoes; Kale Caesar salad with farm fresh eggs; Mixed leafy greens salad; Apple infused Rustic Squash Soup, Classic Chicken & seasonal veggie soup; … And many other foods, based on the success of our 2016 crop!


The dinner will be a part of the 3rd Annual Alpaca Farm open house on October 2nd, 2016.  FROM 4:30PM TO 6 PM – You are invited to join us for an ‘under a roof top’ Unique dinner experience!  Dinner is complimentary and space is limited to 40 guests. Please contact lacey.budge@gmail.com or info@dare2dreamalpacafarm.com to reserve your space. A 50/50 draw and gift basket tickets will be available to express gratitude to the chef and the family farm.

From 9 AM – 4 PM you can: 

Visit with the Alpacas, learn all about alpaca fibre and preparation techniques, meet your ‘local’ crafters, enjoy our own ‘corn roast’ & join in the fun while watching the children at play.

We have some amazing activities for you this year!

  • Back by popular demand, children activities, face painting & craft table;

New This Year

  • Maple the Cow (NOAFEM) will be visiting our farm – try your skills at milking a cow!
  • Spinner and Weavers – demonstrating their awesome talents;
  • Boreal Winery –  premium hand crafted artisan ice cider and wines – from Warren, ON
  • Split Rail Brewing –our own local brewing company – from Manitoulin Island;
  • Dynamic Eventz – photo booth – Halloween props will be made available; create a ‘memorable’ photo shoot!
  • Local crafters – come meet these wonderful artisans (soap, candle, jewelry, etc…)– a great opportunity to start your Xmas shopping early.


About the Chef 

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Lacey, @HolisticLacey,  is inspired by all things food, especially when the ingredients are fresh, local, organic, seasonal veggies. Her meals are prepared with love and with the intention of bringing people together to enjoy simple, delicious, health conscious meals. Lacey is a self-taught chef who works as a plant based chef at Retreat Centers around the world, including Shanti Retreat and Farm of Life as well as offers one on one body, mind and spirit consultations to invite people to bring more balance and harmony into their lives. www.holisticlacey.com or @HolisticLacey on Facebook, instagram and youtube.

About Dare 2 Dream Alpacas & Sandy Loam Farm 

A family venture – where we are working together to make our dreams come true. Alpacas and gardens go hand in hand; to create a world of wonders and healthy living.


Dare 2 Dream Alpaca Farm & Sandy Loam Produce is the home to child, parents and grandparents, who all thrive to create a natural, environmentally friendly and organic farm for all to enjoy! We invite you to come spend some time with our Alpacas, stop in and check out our fresh vegetables, brown eggs, and free roaming chickens; maybe even spend some time chatting with us. We enjoy sharing our love of life with everyone. http://dare2dreamalpacafarm.com/


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