Farm-to-table event to benefit Teter ministry


During the past three years, one church’s idea has grown into something bigger than initially imagined.

Teter Organic Farm, 10980 E. 121st St., Noblesville, is a 120-acre extension of Noblesville First United Methodist Church downtown. In 1981, Ruth Teter donated the land to the church in her will under the agreement that it be used for some type of recreational activity.

Today, 3 acres are specifically used for growing organic food that is then donated to local food banks and pantries. The nonprofit has donated more than 30,000 portions of produce and has provided educational programming to more than 400 youth since 2016.

On Sept. 6, a farm-to-table dinner at Purgatory Golf Club, 12160 E. 216th St., Noblesville, will fundraise for the farm’s mission of combating food insecurity countywide.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy drinks and appetizers, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Executive Chef Samantha Lamberth is creating the menu, which will highlight seasonal fall foods that also are locally sourced. Lamberth has worked for independent restaurants in Nashville, Tenn., and has won several cooking awards.

To purchase tickets, visit The purchase deadline is Aug. 30. Table or corporate sponsorships are available by contacting Jerry Rairdon at or 317-420-5915.