Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) provides a bridge for refugees from their former experiences to the new skills required for success in the United States. The RAIS culinary job skills training program provides our refugee clients practical and hands-on training to prepare them for their first jobs in the US. The program culminates in a pop-up restaurant. This event allows our clients to earn some income while they wait to become employed. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to clients.

Farm-to-Table Pop Up Lunch

Location: Grow North Farm; 3601 Mountain View Dr.
Time & Date: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Friday, August 2, 2019
Price: $15 per lunch

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RAIS is thrilled along with Anchorage Community Land Trust to invite you to Grow North Farm, a new incubator space for local food and emerging entrepreneurs. On site are six refugee farmers from Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, South Sudan, and Somalia who have opened their own farm businesses! They are joined by an additional 16 refugee clients enrolled in the “Fresh International Gardens” farm training program. Come visit the farm and join us for our first ever Pop-Up Restaurant in a true farm-to-table experience. All the food is locally grown with organic methods, by refugee farmers, and supports their self-sufficiency! Take a tour of the farm, enjoy your lunch, and meet Mt. View’s newest business owners.

Lunch is by pre-order only. Diners are welcome to enjoy their lunch on-site picnic-style or take their lunches home. Refugee farmers will be selling produce and cottage foods at the event. This will be open to the public and we welcome you to come out for a visit!

Lunch Options

  • Farm-to-Table salad mix with fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables. Homemade salad dressing. Sweet baked good. Farm inspired drink.
  • Farm-to-Table salad mix with fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables. Homemade salad dressing. Savory baked good. Farm inspired drink.

Register for the Pop-Up Lunch