December farm to table dinner benefits flower vendor’s family

A dinner under the stars being planned next month will benefit the family of a flower vendor known to many at farmers’ markets in a pair of neighboring Coachella Valley cities.

Christiana Green, whose business, Epic Health, was part of the Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market at one time, said vendors from the Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage certified farmers’ markets are coming together to prepare a farm to table dinner on December 11 and 12. The dinner will benefit the family of Ismael Resendiz Jr., a flower vendor known “for his bright and sunny disposition and beautiful Protea market bouquets” who passed away in August.

The Golf Center at Palm Desert, located at 74945 Sheryl Ave., will host the event, which lasts from 4:30 until 9 PM each evening. Executive Chef Phillipe Caupin of SiBon Restaurant of Rancho Mirage is planning a gourmet four-course meal with food from farmers who participate in the Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage markets, including Patterson Family Organics, Black Sheep Farms, Gaytan Farm, Finca Bonita Farm, Nest Farm, Futterman Farm, Spring Hill Cheese, and Coachella Valley Urban Farms.

Tickets are $150 per adult and are available online here for December 11 or here for December 12. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the Indian Wells market on Thursdays from 8 AM until 2 PM, or the Rancho Mirage market on Fridays from 8 AM until 2 PM. More information is also available by contacting Green at 951-551-6233.

In addition to benefiting the Resendiz family, some proceeds will also be given to First Tee – Coachella Valley,  a youth development organization dedicated to helping young people learn life skills and build character through the game of golf.

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