Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring at Artifact

To Start

 Pimento Cheese
With Sequatchie Cove Creamery Cumberland and last summer’s tomatoes

            Served with Fall Creek Farms Cauliflower, Sequatchie Cove Farm Brocliettes,
         William’s Island Farm carrots and Niedlov’s baguette

Spring Rolls
With Williams Island carrots and broccoli flowers and 
Sequatchie Cove cilantro pesto and radishes

Sequatchie Cove Devil’s Eggs
dyed with pickled beet juice
Alexzanna Farm Nettle Soup
With Fall Creek Farm potatoes and Sequatchie Cove onions

The Feast

Sequatchie Cove Farm Pork Shoulder
Braised with Williams Island carrots

Roasted Fall Creek Farm Potatoes
With Circle S Farm rutabagas

Spring Salad
With Tant Hill asian greens and Circle S lettuce

Chilled Black Eyed Peas
    With kale from Alexzanna Farm and Tant Hill

To Finish

Muscadine Squares
With handmade muscadine juice 
and flowers from Steve’s mum’s yard

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

Cute and pretty tea cups, a few plates, small bud vases, and some serving bowls are made by Anderson Bailey, and are also donated for use during this dinner. They are the elegant, mostly white pieces.  They too can be taken home, inquire for prices.

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, Circle S Farm, Tant Hill Farm,  and Fall Creek Farm were all extremely important in the making of this dinner.  They are all at MainStreet Farmer’s Market- along with many other farms producing equally delicious produce and meat.

Thanks to our gracious hosts for opening the doors of their beautiful studio 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-which never ends!

* Thanks to the lovely Elspeth Schulze for the photos as well