San Antonio chefs to hold fundraiser for sustainable hog farm, including virtual tour, wine and carnitas

click to enlarge SA’s Chef Cooperatives is holding Carnitas for a Cause, a special remote event to benefit nearby Zanzenberg Farm. - COURTESY / CHEF COOPERATIVES
Courtesy / Chef Cooperatives
SA’s Chef Cooperatives is holding Carnitas for a Cause, a special remote event to benefit nearby Zanzenberg Farm.
Is there anything better than fine swine paired with fine wine? We think not.

San Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives, a nonprofit comprised of San Antonio culinary pros, is holding a virtual fundraiser to help sustainably run Zanzenberg Farm near Kerrville expand its operations.

Participants in the event, dubbed Carnitas for a Cause, will get a basketful of chef-prepared goodies to enjoy as they go on a virtual tour of the holistic farm an hour northwest of San Antonio. Among other practices, owners Justin and Katie Graham use rotational grazing, mixed crop rotation and no-till farming, which reintroduces carbon back into the soil.

click to enlarge The Chef Cooperatives Carnitas for a Cause dinner will feature vittles from carnita god Martin Muñoz, chef and co-owner of Don Raul Carnitas. - COURTESY / CHEF COOPERATIVES
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The Chef Cooperatives Carnitas for a Cause dinner will feature vittles from carnita god Martin Muñoz, chef and co-owner of Don Raul Carnitas.
Tickets for Carnitas for a Cause run $45 per person. Guests can pick up their baskets on June 12 ahead of the virtual event, which will take place Sunday, June 13, from 1-4 p.m.

The baskets will include goodies from local chefs, including pork vittles from carnita god Martin Muñoz, chef and co-owner of Don Raul Carnitas, along with wine, coffee, beer and specialty tea. Other menu items include watermelon and strawberry salad with basil and goat cheese, and a Deep River specialty chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Bacon Cookie Sandwich.

Funds raised from ticket sales will go towards completion of a commercial kitchen on the Zanzenberg property that will enable the farm to start producing an in-house charcuterie line. In addition to raising swine, the farm grows fruits, nuts, vegetables and flowers.

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