A good number of our incredible chefs and their families joined us on the farm yesterday for our annual Chef Appreciation Day. A great tour and a great meal were enjoyed by all. It’s very inspiring to meet the people who take the food you produce and turn it into something even more special. Talk about meaningful work coming full-circle!
After a farm tour with Joel, we mingled with our loyal chefs, feasting on barbecued Polyface chicken and a whole host of other delicious offerings. A huge THANK YOU and round of applause to our local producers that contributed to the event:
Mountain View Farm Products brought a delicious array of cheeses (Christie creates smooth tasting cheeses from her very own dairy herd’s milk)
Ox-Eye Vineyards offered samples of their exquisite local wines (check out their beautiful tasting room right near us in downtown Staunton!)
Stone House Vegetable Farm supplied the delicious salad makings (the best lettuce and tomatoes to complement our pastured hard boiled eggs and garden sugar snaps – along with a special dressing from Hidden Creek Farm)
Cherry Ridge Organic Farm brought tortilla chips and their summery salsas (we’re talking ABSOLUTE GENIUS combinations like “Mint and Tomatillo”…yum)
Carpe Donut delivered the world’s most perfect donuts (What a fantastic name for a donut establishment, right? SEIZE THE DONUT!)
We also featured the always-incredible Golden Acres Apple Juice from A.P. Thompson’s family farm!
In the spirit of sharing local food, feel free to post a shameless plug for one of your favorite local producers or chefs (even if it’s yourself!)
And….many thanks to everyone who contributed to my post last week on tips for how to Make Do With What You’ve Got! I loved them ALL and appreciate you taking the time to share. I just couldn’t get over the cleverly awesome re-purpose project by Sandy – she turned her kids’ old swing set into a chicken coop! Sandy, I’ll be emailing you for an address to send your prize to. Congratulations and keep on re-purposing!