Wisconsin Farm to Table: blending local ingredients for unforgettable experience

Wisconsin State Farmer
Jim and Katie DiGangi, managing partners of Darlington Ridge Farms, LLC, stand inside one of their freestall barns with daughter Mila, an eighth-generation farmer.

DARLINGTON – Wisconsin Farm to Table presents the fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner at Darlington Ridge Farms at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. 

Located at 24425 St. Peters Rd, Darlington, the Darlington Ridge dairy farm is a picturesque setting for this elegant dining experience, designed to bring consumers and farmers together to explore the world of agriculture.

Farm tours will kick off the evening’s festivities at 5 p.m. Live music entertainment by Boxcar Social band will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by cocktail hour at 6 p.m. A catered dinner program begins at 7 p.m. 

Last year's Farm to Table dinner was prepared by local chef, Tyler Sailsbery, head chef and owner of The Black Sheep in Whitewater, WI.

This annual occasion centers around animal care, sustainable practices, and the safe and pure food products consumed at dinner tables throughout the year. Enticing creations designed by local chef Tyler Sailsbery of The Black Sheep restaurant, Fin and Hooves, and Casual Joes, will cultivate the conversation.

All of the evening’s pieces lend to a common goal of bringing together a community of consumers through food grown and raised by local farmers, found at local grocery stores, and thoughtfully prepared by local culinary experts.  

Those contributing to the meal are experts in their fields, working to bring exceptional flavors and ingredients to the table. 

Jim and Katie DiGangi will also share the story behind their dairy farm hosting the event. 

Farmers and consumers gather together to share food and conversation about Wisconsin's diverse food offerings during the Farm to Table event at Voegeli Farms Inc., near Monticello on Aug. 19, 2017.

Wisconsin Farm to Table is also fortunate to have in-kind and monetary contributions from a number of Wisconsin farmers, suppliers, and organizations.

Darlington Ridge Farms has named Family Promise of Grant County and the Belmont Remarkable Angels as the recipients of a portion of the evening’s Wisconsin Farm to Table proceeds. 

The event is open to the public and specifically influential people in the surrounding region that are interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates.

The event is limited to the first 100 guests. Those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at 262-203-4016, or email