On Tuesday, August 25th, we had one of our monthly “Know Your Farmer” dinners – featuring the lovely produce of Earthdance Farms.
That night we heard from Molly Rockamann (founder of Earthdance), as well as watched a short film on the history of the Mueller Farm (the land in which Earthdance is now located).
Then everyone enjoyed a four course meal:
-purple tomatillo soup, with or without chicken (from Earthdance: purple tomatillos and jalapenos)
-tomato salad with genovese basil and flowers (from ED: heirloom tomatoes, basil, nasturium, bachelor buttons, and borage)
–omnivore: chicken milenese with wild argula pesto and veggie lasagne (from ED: wild argula, crocknecks, zucchini, basil)
vegetarian: squash samosa and veggie biryani (from ED: crocknecks, zucchini, swiss chard, jalapenos, tomatoes)
-melon sorbet with strawberries and sweet cinnamon basil pesto (from ED: moon and stars melon, white wonder melon, strawberries, cinnamon basil)
I hope you can join us for our KNOW YOUR FOOD CELEBRATION in September honoring our anniversaries (one year for the cafe and two years for Local Harvest Grocery.)
Sept. 16-19 we will host two “Know Your Farmer” dinners per evening-6 and 8 p.m. seatings by reservation. At least two farmers or food producers will be on hand to talk with diners and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared using fresh, local foods. $25 vegetarian and $30 for omnivore. Wine and beer pairings are an optional addition.
On Sept. 20th we will host a big “Anniversary BBQ” at the cafe featuring live music, great food and lots of Schlafly.
For reservations for any of the farm dinners call 314.772-8815.