I ,first of all, want to thank all the attendees from the inagural supper. People laughing and eating and building community through local foods really fills my heart and it all happened. When a few drops of rain started falling there was no need to fret because we got pop up tents out and up and overall I felt like the tents created a more intimate setting and luckily we never received the thunderstorms the forecasters were threatening.
To see CSA members, fellow farmers, co-workers, farmer’s market shoppers and complete strangers dining together and enjoying the river views and food kept a smile on my face all through the night. All the little details that go into pulling an event like this together were not overlooked and the positive feedback I have received since the supper has been truly inspiring. I think these events will only continue to grow and thrive in the future.
Thank you to all who helped. Thank you to Lexy Close for helping so much with the preparation of all the food on Saturday evening and Eva Griffin for helping with pop up tents, logistics and running food during the meal while still being able to enjoy the meal herself. And a very big thanks to my boyfriend, Severian Simmons, for yet again helping me as a server and host! (and all the clean up and the scaring off of a raccoon rummaging through all the dirty dishes)
I’ve got a menu for the next supper which is an early fall Italian feast featuring homemade pappardelle as well as falling on the same eve as a harvest full moon/super moon/blood moon eclipse! Details and link to purchase tickets coming soon.
Thanks Greeneville for supporting a local farmer and chef and my dream of bringing folks together through simply executed fresh food and open air dining!