St. Joseph Center of Arkansas encourages you to help “Lettuce Grow” 

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St. Joseph Center of Arkansas will host its fourth annual Lettuce Grow event, the Center’s primary fundraiser, on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on its historic North Little Rock campus. Guests will gather on the Center’s gorgeous 63-acre grounds for farm-fresh fare, craft beer and cocktails as well as a silent auction, farm tours and good ol’ fashioned Southern hospitality. All proceeds work to support the Center’s mission: to preserve and restore the historic property, and to support its sustainable farming and community-outreach initiatives.

St. Joseph Center seeks to be a source of physical, spiritual and educational nourishment for its community. Likewise, the Lettuce Grow fundraiser celebrates the roots of the Center’s mission, providing guests with a meal to remember — made with ingredients harvested on the grounds, as well as other local produce — and an opportunity to come together in support of a home-grown organization. 
The chef for the evening will be Alicia Watson of Vito & Vera, known for her “plant-forward” approach to fine dining. Desserts will be provided by the Pulaski Tech’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute; and craft beer will be provided by Flyway Brewing. Local breweries are also contributing to a first of its kind “Growler Pull”! Guests can browse a silent auction featuring artwork created by resident St. Joseph artists while listening to the sounds of Little Rock’s Almost InFamous.
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"If you’ve ever walked on to the grounds of St. Joseph, you know what an incredibly special place it is — you can’t help but be swept up in its mission,” says event chair Brooke Bricker. “And if you’ve never visited, consider this the perfect opportunity. You’ll be able to tour the historic building and learn more about the great work being done at the Center, all while enjoying a perfect Southern evening with great food, craft beer, wine, and wonderful people."
Advance tickets to Lettuce Grow are $50 and can be purchased online at Central Arkansas Tickets or by contacting St. Joseph Center at 501-993-4560 or


St. Joseph Center of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to preserve the former St. Joseph Orphanage, which is on the National Historic Register. Through the efforts of SJCA, St. Joseph Center will return to its original roots as a self-sustaining farm. With your help, the 56,000-square-foot building and 63-acre property will continue to serve and support the community through art, farming, agritourism, and agricultural education.


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