The first Farmstead Supper was a celebration of the Fall harvest held back in October at Urban Farmstead in Sacramento, CA – set in the Farm to Fork Capital of America, there is no better place than here and no better time than now, for real food events that inspire people to gather, share and learn how integrating a farm to fork way of living can change their lives & community.
Every aspect of the supper is carried out with the utmost care and intent on making the evening a truly memorable experience. The following gallery chronicles the journey of creating and hosting our first Farmstead Supper.
Proceeds from this event benefited the Edible Sac High program at Sacramento High School. We were privileged to spend a day in the garden with the program directors, seeing how the garden is incorporated throughout the curriculum at the school & how learning to grow food is enriching the lives of the students. Greens and horseradish grown by the students were incorporated into the supper menu.
Morgan and Bella spent some time preparing for the supper at the farm where Bella’s milk goats live. The milk they harvested was turned into homemade fromage blanc and ricotta that was served at the supper. They gathered eggs from the pasture raised hens to be used for the ice cream and they harvested pomegranates for the salad and decor.
Kyle & Morgan’s Urban Farmstead is the ultimate setting for a farm to fork supper. Surrounded by the beauty of their urban garden, guests are privileged with the opportunity to see where much of the food they are eating was grown.
None of this would have been possible without the generous sponsors who contributed to the supper and it made it possible for this event to benefit the Edible Sac High program at Sacramento High School
Liquidology Bar – mocktails
Sera Fina Cellars – hard apple ciders
Taylor’s Market – pork & prosciutto
Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms – oyster mushrooms
Carvalho Family Winery – wine
Bariani Olive Oil – olive oil, balsamic vinegar & olive pate
Hillview Farms – greens
Natural Trading Company – greens
CA Endive – endive
Chocolate Fish Coffee – coffee
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op – all other local produce & products necessary
Wiring Integrity – event sponsor
– THE MENU –
[dishes that are highlighted are clickable links to the recipe]
– REFRESHMENTS –
hard apple cider
tangerine basil mocktails by Liquidology Bar
– STARTERS –
prosciutto wrapped apple + manchego + rosemary
endive + fromage blanc + smoked trout + pickled onion + dill
– FIRST COURSE –
caramelized onion + sage + ricotta + butternut sauce flat bread
oyster mushroom + wild boar sausage + kale + garlic sauce flatbread
local white wine
– MAIN COURSE –
hard apple cider roasted pork
parsnip puree + apples + sunchokes
maple + mustard + fresh horseradish glazed baby carrots
roasted delicata + feta + walnut + pomegranate + seasonal greens salad
rosemary focaccia + olive pate + carrot top pesto
local red wine
– DESSERT –
honey + pear frangipane tart
toasted acorn ice cream
tea + coffee
Preparing for and hosting the first Farmstead Supper was a dream come true. We will continue to host events at the Urban Farmstead in Sacramento, CA throughout 2016, one for spring, one for summer and one for fall. Each supper will be tailored to the season it is held in, making each gathering a unique experience.
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