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Full Circle

October 1, 2023

dine under the waning
Harvest moon

The Arcadia Fall Harvest Dinner 2023



Celebrating 13 Years of Sustainable Food,
Farming & Food Justice

The Arcadia Board of Directors


The region's best chefs

invite you to an amazing, multi-course seated dinner to celebrate

and raise funds for Arcadia's Veteran Farmer Program.

The nation needs 700,000 new farmers to take up the plow over the next 20 years to replace the farmers aging out of the profession. 

Arcadia's Veteran Farmers are answering the nation's call -- again.

Join us October 1 as we honor the 2023 class of veterans farmers, and the 185 veterans who have trained with Arcadia since 2015.

We can't wait to take our seats next to you at the harvest table

for a delicious, family-style meal.


meet your chefs

Chef Laura Calderone
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Chef Matthew Cockrell 
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Chef Seng Luangrath 
Chef Jarrad Silver
Chef Allison Cheppa
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Chef Joseph Conrad 
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Chef Colin McClimans 
Chef Cable Smith 
Chef Anthony Chittum
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Chef Kris Jimenez 
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Chef Reid Shilling
Chef Kevin Tien 
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Fall Harvest Dinner 

Honoring Arcadia's Veteran Farmer Program


185 military veterans, active duty service members,

and family members trained since 2015 on land that once belonged to George Washington


Arcadia would like to express its deep thanks to our sponsors, Tower Companies and Morrison Foerster,
whose support is integral to this fundraising dinner


“I started Arcadia in 2010 to innovate solutions to fix a broken food system. I named it after a mythical paradise in ancient Greece. Thirteen years later, thousands of devoted volunteers, generous donors, spirited veterans, and enthusiastic customers and families have brought forth a real Arcadia, devoted to more just, more sustainable, more abundant wholesome food, for everyone.”


Michael Babin

Arcadia Founder

Neighborhood Restaurant Group

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Top local chefs collaborate on an incredible meal for 250 Arcadians. Our volunteers serve it family style at long harvest tables set out under the waning Harvest moon -- traditionally a time to reflect on what has come, and look forward to what will be.

 Only a few things really matter -- among them, good health, nourishing food to eat, warm connections. Thanks to you, Arcadia has been cultivating all three for 13 years. We look forward to another decade and more, with your support and our gratitude.


About Arcadia

Arcadia cultivates vibrant local food systems that prioritize health, equity, and sustainability, from our farm forward.

Mobile Markets



Nearly $2 million in fresh,

wholesome food



& Sr FMNP doubled


8 neighborhoods


Hybla Valley Farm Market

Sustainable Agriculture



4 Acres


900,000 servings of

fruits and vegetables


Community Farm coming in 2024


Native meadows

& beehives 

Farm Education



Field Trips



Farm Camp



Community & School

Garden Support

Veteran Farmer Program


Farm Fellowships


Veteran Farmer




Veteran Farm




For more information & to make a donation, please visit

This dinner is only possible because of our partners at Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Neighborhood Provisions, Woodlawn-Pope-Leighey, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as the chefs, volunteer servers, and incredible donors, guests, and supporters who bring so much

joy and life to this annual event.  


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