Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2010’
Great time of year for local produce! Still getting tomatoes and other warm weather crops from the piedmont, while broccoli, cabbage and other cold weather crops come in for the south. Muscadine grapes are back on the Fruit Bar per student request!
Renyolda Farm Market
Red Delicious Apples
Eastern Carolina Organics
High Country Heirloom Apples
Ison Green Muscadine Grapes
Scarlet Muscadine Grapes
September 15, 2010
Denise Simmons, Corporate Chef
Charleston, SC has been one of my favorite food cities for years. I went several times when I was the Executive Chef at Meriwether’s in the early 2000’s, and enjoyed each visit more than the last. The food was amazing, and the chefs really pushed the envelope on the ‘new southern’ cuisine.
I had a chance to go back a few weeks ago for the first time in at least eight years. I hate to say that I was really disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, the food was still good….it was just the same food that was there a decade ago. In addition to the food being the same, it’s like the sustainability & local movements have just bypassed Charleston.
Join us for this hands-on workshop starting at 2:30 in the garden behind Founders.
We’ll learn about the different kinds of basil and pesto and then we’ll pluck from our own Garden!
From 3:15 – 3:45 we’ll gather in the dining room and watch how pesto is made. Everyone who joins us for this pesto-fest will get a container of pesto and recipes you can use it in. And it’s all FREE! We will feature the pesto we make during this workshop at dinner – we’ll serve tortellini two ways: warm with pesto cream sauce and cold with pesto vinaigrette.
See you next Wednesday!
We welcomed the good folks at Reynolda Farm Market in Winson Salem today with their first delivery. They brought in some of the nicest tomatoes we’ve ever recieved. We look forward to a long relationship with them. Look for a profile of their market and owners in an upcoming addition of the Guilford Green Blog.
Reynolda Farm Market
Red Bell Peppers – Kaison, VA
Beets – Durham, NC
Gren Bell Peppers – Kaison, VA
Red Delicious Apples – Stuart, VA
Honey Crisp Apples – Ayers Orchards, VA
Cantaloupe – Kaiser, VA
Honey Dew – Kaiser, VA
Eggplant – Durham, NC
Peaches – Denton, NC
Yellow Squash – Lewisville, NC
Zucchini Squash – Lewisville, NC
Cherry Tomatoes – New Market, TN
Cucumbers – Lewisville, NC
Red Potatoes – Caswell Co., NC
Snap Peas – Lexington, NC
Tomatoes – Lewisville, NC
Eastern Carolina Organics
High Country Heriloom Apples – Raven Rock Farms – Watauga County, NC
Ison Muscadine Grapes – Benjamin Vineyards – Saxapaw, NC
Tara Muscadine Grapes – Benjamin Vineyards – Saxapaw, NC
Organic Purple Basil – R Farm
Organic Arugula – R Farm
Organic Golden Zucchini – Faucette
Goat Chevre – Celebrity Dairy – Silar City, NC
And the usual…
Hyrdoponic Lettuce – Flora Ridge Farm
Milk, Half and Half, Heavy Cream and Butter – Homealnd Creamery
Flour, Grits, and Cornmeal – Booneville Flour and Feed
Sausage and Bacon – Neese’s Country Sausage
Whole Eggs – Pride of the Morning