Take your time,
The food will bring minds together,
As foreign as they might be,
Friends will be found in a shared experience,
Without history or gestures known,
If you have a bit of hunger, bring that as well,
We will not wear our masks here,
Come with a word,
Think about a story,
But come to eat,
We are far from peril or strong,
We are here, We are here together.” –Kinfolk
It’s been over 20 years since we make our very first farm to local restaurant sale with a “cold call.” To celebrate this milestone and fall harvest we hosted our very first “farm to table” dinner featuring foods grown and prepared here at the homestead garden and kitchen.
On the menu that night was:
Pumpkin Soup w/ Croutons
Salad w/Honey Mustard Dressing
Sourdough Bread & Herb Butter
(locally made) (homegrown/homemade)
Pound Cake (made with Duck Eggs)
w/Vanilla Ice Cream
Live music was graciously provided by the talented duo Nancy & Phil
Table settings and dishes were “second hand” Jordanne did a marvelous job at arranging the tables. She has the knack for such things. Adding a touch of whimsy to the table settings she made a few “pumpkins” out of canning rings. Aren’t they CUTE?
The table settings (cloths, dishes, etc) were all SECOND hand.
Naturally, we were a little nervous before our guests arrived. Would they like the “family” table set up, would they ENJOY the food prepared that night?
Folks arrived early, volunteers seated our guest , Nancy and Phil warmed up with one of their original songs “Everybody Needs a Garden”. Farmer D got up and greeted everyone and gave “thanks” for the blessings of good food and company. After the four courses were served and everyone was chatting we all got up and joined Nancy and Phil and encouraged the guest to join us in singing “The Garden Song” by Pete Seeger.
Happy to say, the event went without a hitch, everyone LOVED the food and MUSIC. Now that the first farm dinner is “under our belt” I say there’s more in the works!