Monthly Archives: September 2009

Get Your Farm Aid On

With Farm Aid in town this weekend, there are alot of great things going on for the local food community (see below for some info on those). One thing you might not have heard about is a public event co-sponsored by the Missouri Rural Crisis Center called “A Farmer/Urban Connection,” which will run from 5:00 – 6:30pm on Saturday, October 3 at the First Presbyterian Church at 7200 Delmar Blvd. The event will discuss a number of challenges and opportunities facing family farm agriculture and how the public can help create a vibrant family farm food system. Please register at

Also, going on this Farm Aid weekend:

Homegrown Country Fair at the Tower Grover Farmers Market – Saturday, October 3rd, 10am-2:30pm
Farm Aid Farmer Cook-off at the Taste of St. Louis – Saturday, October 3rd, 11:00am-12:15pm
Farm Aid Eve at Blueberry Hill – Saturday, October 3rd, 7:30pm

– Brian DeSmet

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Know Your Farmer Dinner/Anniversary Celebration


September 16-20, 2009


Two years call for a celebration!        

Local Harvest Grocery, est. 2007       Local Harvest Café, est. 2008

 September 16-19th we will feature two “Know Your Farmer” dinners per evening. 

Make your reservation now for 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. seatings.  314.772.8815 

3 courses for $25 vegetarian  $30omnivore

Wine and beer pairings available

 September 20th join us for a BBQ and party on the patio from 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Good music, great food and lots of Schlafly!

Menu Hints below (menu may change slightly depending on produce availability)

September 16

Kakao Chocolate/Goshen Coffee
Chocolate espresso square served with ginger soup
Fresh greens with espresso vinaigrette and chocolate shavings
Lamb braised in coffee and bittersweet chocolate / spicy chili with fresh cornbread

September 17

Companion Bread Co./Centennial Farms
Pretzel wrapped sausages with house made mustard / pretzels with house made mustard
Black pepper goat cheese salad with apple butter vinaigrette
Pork meatballs with applesauce and sweet potato stratta / sweet potato stratta with apple chutney

September 18

City Seeds/Prairie Grass Farms/Edwards’ Farm
Lamb meatballs with crowder peas /crowder peas with mushroom ragout
Green bean and pecan salad
Braised lamb on fresh greens / late summer veggie roast on fresh greens

September 19

Double star/Missouri Grass-fed beef
Beef shepard’s pie/veggie shepard’s pie
Lentil salad with squash, peppers, and tomato mint dressing
Smoked beef trio with three sauces /veggie gratin with herb dressing

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