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4-H campers prepare special farm-to-table VIP dinner

The Inter-Mountain photo by Eliana McCutcheon Campers prepare homemade foods with locally harvested ingredients for their guests to enjoy during the VIP dinner.

BEVERLY — Campers at Camp Pioneer were preparing food Wednesday for a special dinner.

Kids in the Farm Fresh Eats class at the 4-H summer camp this week were busily working on a couple of dishes for the annual VIP dinner, set for Wednesday evening. The dinner was planned to be a farm-to-table dinner.

“We invite our donors, the 4-H Club organizational leaders, and those who are very important to the 4-H program throughout the year. We have them for a dinner as a thank you,” said Hannah Fincham, West Virginia University Extension Agent.

“Because this year’s 4-H theme is a farm theme, we are having a farm-to-table dinner. The kids are working on making blueberry cobbler, cucumber salad and everything that we are having tonight for the meal are from local sources,” Fincham said.

The flour-covered campers used fresh ingredients from the community to make the deliciously fresh menu.

“The blueberries are from Hanwood Farm in Beverly, the cucumbers, onions, and herbs are from the Charm Farm in Beverly,” Fincham said. “We are also going to be having a zucchini and squash mixture from the Charm Farm, hamburgers from Campbell’s Market, and freshly baked potato fries from the Charm Farm.

“We are really excited and I am happy that the kids get to help make it.”

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