Last Sunday (which just happened to be Mike's birthday), we went to another Outstanding in the Field event. If you recall, we went to one in Minnesota on July 31. This one was held at Jolie Vue Farm, which is where we get our monthly meat delivery from. This truck is part of the the Grass Fed Express, but I doubt that it actually makes 60+ mile trek into town.
It was HOT outside, so you can see why everyone was trying to huddle in the shade while Jim Denevan gave his talk.
This is the herd of cows whose off-spring make their way into our freezer.
After eight months with their mothers, these guys have it made in the shade while they fatten themselves up native grasses.
And here is where the pigs live, out in the forested areas.
One of the two heritage breeds, Berkshires and Durocs, that are raised here.
Some of the prep work being done to serve dinner to 150 out in the middle of the farm field.
Roasted pig noses (they tasted better than they looked!)
Chilled cushaw squash soup with arugula pesto & purple hull pea crostini
Goat tamales in banana leaves
Grilled Gulf whole snapper with chile glaze, squash, radishes & field peas
Crispy roasted pork belly, apples & red cabbage
Toasted, herbed cornmeal poundcake, goat cheese mousse, blueberry compote and butternut squash, spicy walnut & sage macaroons.
Quite a different menu from the event in Minnesota, but that's what locavorism is all about! The food was all great, even the pig noses and tails, but hopefully next year they will hold this event in late October instead of September, when the chance of cooler weather is more likely.