Special dinner highlights, supports Rochester Farmers Market

Heading up the event is Mike Schmitt, president of Friends of the Farmers Market, and Abby Shepler, market manager, along with the Rochester Downtown Alliance. It takes place at The Castle (121 N. Broadway) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 and can be purchased from www.eventbrite.com.

Schmitt explained how this event came to be (not unlike presenting on “Shark Tank”).

“The Alliance was wanting to add an event to Rochester that would involve the community and its businesses,” he said. “Market supporters brainstormed among ourselves and came up with the idea of a dinner prepared by local chefs

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