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Recycle Utah fundraiser will serve the best meal within 100 miles

Money raised will benefit nonprofit’s programs

Recycle Utah's mission is to raise awareness about conservation and provide education and opportunities for people to lead sustainable lives.

One way the nonprofit does this is through its 100 Mile Meal fundraiser that made its debut last year.

This year's event, which starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, will be held at a private ranch in Oakley, said Molly Brooks, Recycle Utah director of outreach and communications

"The place is a beautiful space and the property of one of our board members," Brooks said.

Tickets are $200 per person, or $1,500 for a table that sits 8. The dresscode is "Cowboy Boot Casual."

The price includes a dinner prepared by Park City Mountain's chefs, local libations, lawn games and live classical and jazz guitar performed by Clark Uri, Brooks said.

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"The money will benefit all of Recycle Utah's recycling and education services programs," Brooks said.

Unlike most fundraisers, the 100 Mile Meal does not feature an opportunity drawing or silent auction.

"We will offer a five-course meal that the Park City Mountain Resort culinary team will make out of food that can be found within 100 miles from Park City," Brooks said. "It's a fun challenge for them to come up with a menu that is locally sourced."

Producers who have provided the food for the menu are listed below:

  • 3 Squares Produce
  • Alpine Distillery
  • Canyon Meadows Ranch
  • Christiansen's Family Farm
  • Heber Valley Milk and Artisan Cheese
  • Morgan Valley Lamb
  • Mountain View Mushrooms
  • Old Town Cellars
  • Park City Brewery
  • Ranui Gardens
  • Red Bicycle Breadworks
  • Riley's Farm Fresh
  • Slide Ridge Honey
  • Tagge's Famous Fruit & Veggies
  • Zoe's Garden
  • Gateway Grille Farm
  • Bill White Farms
  • Park City Coffee Roaster
  • Utah Natural MeatThe meal will start with vegetarian and nonvegetarian hors d'oeuvres and chilled Utah sweet corn soup, before homemade pasta salad is served, Brooks said.

    "The entrees will include spit-roasted pig from Gateway Grille Farm and whole grilled lamb with a trio of sauces," she said. "For vegetarians, we'll offer an array of grilled vegetables and potatoes."

    Dessert will be a Utah berry trifle.

    "At the end of the evening, people will be able to take home some homemade Canyon Meadows Ranch beef jerky," Brooks said.

    Throughout the evening, attendees will learn about the Utah foodshed.

    "The 100 Mile Meal will show people what a food mile is, which is essentailly the distance between where food is grown to your plate. It will show that you can reduce those miles by eating what is offered in the area."

    Brooks said the event could not be as affective with raising money if it wasn't for the sponsors.

    "We have some great support from Gallery MAR, and also from Park City Mountain Resort," Brooks said. "Because of them, all of the money we raise will go back into Recycle Utah's programs."

    Recycle Utah's 100 Mile Meal will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. For information about this event or sponsorship opportunities, email outreach@recycleutah.org or call 435-649-9698. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.recycleutah.org.