Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Feast with Velo Coffee
  October 29th 2011      

To Start

Spring Rolls with a Coffee Dipping Sauce
With Crabtree Farm pea shoots and Sequatchie Cove arugula and cilantro

Sequatchie Cove Cumberland Cheese Puffs
With Sequatchie Cove eggs and rosemary from my yard

Beet Fritters
    With William’s Island Farm beets

Riverview Farm Butternut Soup

The Feast

Sequatchie Cove Farm Lamb Ribs
Rubbed with Velo’s Rwanda coffee

Riverview Farm Red Cornmeal Muffins
With Sequatchie Cove Farm sage

Butterbeans and TiRoc October Beans
With William’s Island Farm kale and collards

Arugula and Lettuce Salad
            With Crabtree sweet peppers and a dressing made with Ashley’s mustard, Sale Creek Honey
 and Velo coffee

To Finish

Fall Creek Farm Apple Cake
 With Velo coffee glaze with nutmeg and “true” cinnamon
from the island of Dominica

Featuring (and Many Thanks to)…. 

All beautiful and colorful wine and water glasses are made by Prentice Hicks and donated for use during this dinner.  They can be taken home to drink from and brighten your every day.  They are 2nds and specially priced.  Please ask for prices

Various bowls (big and small), cups, a few plates, and vases (small and big) are made by Anderson Bailey, and are also donated for use during this dinner, as well as displayed around the walls.  He is here enjoying himself amongst you and wares can be bought directly from him.

Flowers are from my own yard and Crabtree Farm, lovingly and beautifully arranged by Jennie Bartoletti

Of course this dinner would have been nothing but empty plates and stomachs without our dedicated and hardworking farmers and food artisans- William’s Island Farm, Sequatchie Cove Farm and Creamery, Signal Mountain Farm, TiRoc Farm, Riverview Farm, Sale Creek Honey, Fall Creek Farms, Velo Coffee, and Crabtree Farm were all extremely important in the making of this dinner.  They are all at Main Street Farmer’s Market- along with many other farms producing equally delicious produce and meat.

Thanks to our gracious hosts Andrew and Jessica for opening the doors of their beautiful home (and work-space) and letting us enjoy it for the evening.

 And last, but decidedly not least- Many thanks to all of you- the  supporters of local farmers and craftspeople.  You choose to make this community better and more alive every day.  I look forward to seeing you all at the Main Street Farmers Market throughout the season!

 * Lamb and soup recipes soon to follow!

Saturday, October 22, 2011



We simply let the sun shine and learn to soak it up