Fossil Creek Creamery Farm Dinner Was Wonderful Event



Fossil Creek Creamery’s Farm Dinner 2011 was a wonderful event, which successfully raised much-needed funds to help protect the Pine Strawberry area in the event of catastrophic wildfire.

We greatly appreciate the support of the more than 80 people who attended the dinner. Without generous donations of time and materials from Chef Akos Szabo of Top of the Rock Restaurant in Tempe, Chef Michael Dahling of Sysco Arizona, Inc., Chef Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals, Chef Tammie Coe of Tammie Coe Cakes, Chef MJ Coe of MJ Breads, and of course our own Chef Gerardo Moceri of Gerardo’s Firewood Café in Payson, this event would not have been possible.

These award-winning chefs with their amazing food and wine made the Farm Dinner a truly magical evening.

We are also grateful to Chuck and Barb Casey of Trouble in Paradise and to the Old Thyme Fiddlers for the wonderful music, to Payson Roundup for advertising and publisher John Naughton for covering the event, to Ed and Diane Enos of PostNet for printing, to Pine Strawberry School for providing the shuttle bus up to the llama ranch and to the local churches and businesses that provided tables and chairs.

Local produce, wine and ice were donated by Vita-Mart, Urban Survival, Dos Cabezas Winery, Kokopelli Winery, Carolyn Ross of Goldwater’s Foods and Pine Ice.

But the biggest thanks of all go to John and Joyce Bittner, owners of Fossil Creek Creamery, for organizing this event. Their generosity and commitment to the community is awe inspiring.

Thank you all so much!

Janet Brandt

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc.


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