The 2nd Annual Pie Party, Tasting and Contest will be Thursday October 11th from 7-9pm at Food in the Fort and will benefit Redeeming Hope Ministries. Bring a pie to share or money for admission. Prizes for best sweet and savory pies and People’s Choice will be determined by monetary popular vote, will all vote money benefitting Redeeming Hope. More info to come!
This sold out event held in The Oliver Hotel’s Speakeasy on Sunday August 26 taught class members how to make root beer using local roots, herbs and ingredients and then how to use it in delicious drinks.
Thanks to bartender Jessica for the fantastic recipe and ideas. Look for future classes, such as making your own bitters.
Tickets are still available but space is limited. Italian inspired cuisine with a decidedly Southern flair. Get tickets at http://brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members, $10 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5.
*Slow Food Knoxville’s own dilly beans and garlicky dill pickles.
*Bread baskets featuring Hot Mama Soup’s blue ribbon buttermilk biscuits, cornbread muffins and various other VG Bakery’s breads. Served with Cruze Farm butter and Slow Food Knoxville’s own strawberry jam.
*Red Barn’s roasted beets and Riverplains goat cheese salad with salty roasted pecans and vinaigrette.
*Caprese salad with Cruze Farm mozzarella.
*Hot Mama Soup’s tomato basil bisque.
*Zucchini “pasta” with roasted red pepper pesto (a fun “faux” food with zucchini ribbons as the “noodles”).
*Slow Food Knoxville’s own pesto sausage, Riverplains cheese grits and okra ragout.
*Pasticcio al forno with pesto and creme fraiche made with Riverplains eggs (a crustless egg tart).
*A variety of desserts, including scratch made marshmallows from Java, Cruze Farm ice cream and Slow Food Knoxville’s own buttermilk pie.
Pesto Festo is June 30 from 5-10pm at Riverplains Farm in Strawberry Plains, TN. Tickets can be purchased at the Market Square Farmers Market every Saturday in June at the Market Booth or at www.brownpapertickets.com.
After just five years in existence, the Organic Crop Unit at the University of Tennessee has been ranked among the six best programs in the nation for teaching students how to grow crops that meet U.S. Department of Agriculture organic standards, according to the Organic Farming Research Foundation in Santa Cruz, Calif.
UT’s program was the newest one to be named the best by the foundation’s first-ever Organic Land Grant Assessment.
“There’s no money with that, just fame,” said Annette Wszelaki, an assistant professor and UT extension specialist. “We got a perfect score on their eight criteria.”
The criteria included elements such as having organic crop production classes and dedicated faculty members, a farm where students do hands-on learning and an internship program, among other things.
Do you have mason jars that you don’t have any plans of re-using? Do you have one too many jars lying around in the kitchen? We can use them!
Casey Littell, one of Slow Food Knoxville’s leadership team members, is doing cooking and canning demonstrations at ”Food in the Fort” every other Wednesday. “Food in the Fort” helps many of Knoxville’s underprivileged by providing them with fresh produce and teaching them how to make simple, healthy meals on a small budget. Currently, Casey is teaching canning classes so they can eat healthy produce all year long!
But they don’t have enough jars to continue canning demonstrations – WE NEED HELP!
Please drop your extra Mason jars off at the Cruze Farm Girl Truck at Market Square Farmer’s Market every Saturday starting May 12! Look for a drop off crate with SFK sign on it.
If you want to learn about what “Food in the Fort” does, visit http://redeeminghope.com/index.php/food-in-the-fort/
Hope your can help us and our friends out!
We’re looking forward to a fantastic menu this year.
The 2012 Pesto Festo will be the 5th Anniversary of this white tablecloth farm-to-table event hosted by Slow Food Knoxville. This year the festival celebrating the simple tastes of various pestos will take place at Riverplains Farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee on Saturday, June 30th. Details to be announced.