A few weeks ago Marc and Annie Filion suffered a terrible fire at their Walterboro farm, and the local food community is rallying to support them. Patrick Properties has generously opened up Lowndes Grove to host the event. Last year, they organized a similar fundraiser to help Ovis Hill after their barn burned.

Keegan-Filion is an important supplier of local food in Charleston, providing eggs, poultry, pigs, and beef, and the chefs of Charleston have eagerly volunteered to cook for the event, which will hopefully raise $20,000. In a press release, Randall Goldman of Patrick Properties said, “The beautiful part of this is that no solicitation was really involved. Once the ball started rolling, people just asked us where to show up. It really speaks of the generosity of the culinary community in Charleston that so many people are ready and willing to help out.”

Helping out at the Jan. 22 event will be Nico Romo of Fish, Sean Brock from McCrady’s and Husk, Ken Vedrinski from Trattoria Lucca, Marc Collins from Circa 1886, Fred Neuville from Fat Hen, Craig Deihl from Cypress, Sarah O’Kelley from Glass Onion, Matt Russell from EVO, Nathan Thurston from The Ocean Room at Kiawah,. Jacques Larson from Wild Olive. Mike Lotz from Triangle Char and Bar, Frank Lee0 from SNOB, Mike Lata from FIG, and Jeremiah Bacon from Macintosh. Pretty much everybody from the Ovis Hill fundraiser and then some.

The reasonable ticket price is $50 and includes admission and food. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The farmers will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. Stay tuned for information on how to buy a ticket.

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