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Farm to Table Dinner moves from Main Street to Gallagher Barn

August 1, 2017
Press Release

Medina, NY - With a better than 60% chance of thunderstorms later in the day, organizers of the second annual Farm to Table Dinner have decided to move the event from a closed off section of Main Street to the historic Gallagher Barn on North Gravel Road.

"The weather for Thursday is too risky," said Chris Busch, ORG President. "We had to have a forecast for great weather in order not to move. It's too large an undertaking to have it ruined by rain. So, it will be 6:00PM, August 3 at The Gallagher."

The event planners scheduled August 10 as a rain date, but at the time it was scheduled they were unaware that the Lois McClure would be stopping of in Medina that evening as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Erie Canal.

The Gallagher- outside


As organizers discussed the logistics of a rain date, they took into account not only potential weather problems but the impact of the McClure event, issues with rescheduling equipment rentals and the difficulty in notifying dinner attendees on short notice. All things considered, they arrived at the conclusion the most ideal solution would be to have an alternative site.

"Martin and Jenna Bruning have graciously offered their magnificent space for the event," said Busch. "We are grateful for their generosity and extremely excited to to hosting our event in such a premiere venue."

Kara Zambito of Zambistro agreed. "The Gallagher is a stunning historic farm in Medina. You couldn't ask for a better alternative location than that for a farm to table event. We're grateful to Martin and Jenna Bruning for this wonderful kindness."

Martin and Jenna Bruning purchased the historic William J. Gallagher barn on North Gravel Road in 2015. Built in 1882, it is a well-known local historic landmark, 40' x 110', with a pasture ringed by iconic cobblestone fence posts. The Brunings have spent the last two years restoring and transforming the site into one of WNY's premier event facilities. (


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