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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Farm to Table Dinner at The Farmer's Hands

Mars Hill, North Carolina has a true treasure residing in it's hills!  The Farmer's Hands is a 2 acre farm that produces vegetables, rabbits and eggs and showcases them at farm to table dinners and in their cooking school.  This past Saturday night was the first dinner of the season and we were thrilled to attend.

Upon entering the drive, you come upon a charming old farmhouse.


Foot stomping music sets the mood for the evening.


Ice water with crushed mint is ready to quench your thirst as you walk the farm.


Enter the appetizer display through an arbor that is covered with wisteria and garden lights.


Goat cheeses, pates and pickled vegetables are to be enjoyed as you walk the vegetable gardens.


Just picked French breakfast radishes served with creamy farm butter and salt.


House made berry preserves flavored with thyme are the perfect accompaniment to the pates.


Many varieties of chickens lay eggs on the farm.



A seasonal menu is ready to be served.


Picnic tables are under a newly constructed pergola that is romantically lit with overhead strands of lights.  The décor is sweet and perfect for the farm setting.  French water bottles hold water to be served in the mason jars.   


Its time to bring out the wine and start the meal.

 Asparagus soup garnished with chive blossoms is so pretty.


A roasted pork loin is covered with a spring garlic salsa verde and a parsnip puree.

 The finale to the meal- fresh local strawberries on home made shortcakes.  


Thanks Chefs Sebastian and Ariel!   We are so lucky to have you in our own back yard.
It was  a wonderful evening.

4 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow!

Margaret Carruthers said...

That looks like it was enormous fun.

Linda A. said...

Oh, my, wish this farm was in our back yard.
How nice for you. Yum!

TRS Personnel Reviews said...

Sounds like a fun dinner! Would love to have a farm like that.