Chez Madeleine

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Slow Food

Today was the 1st annual Farmers' Fresh Sunday Picnic in Tallapoosa, GA. That's code for "almost in Alabama". Three city girls ventured to the farm to browse exhibits, troll for celebrity chefs, and dine on the season's freshest produce.

We arrived at around 2:30 today and after a detour which took us past the bee hives and the orchards, we came to a clearing in the woods where there was lots of activity. Tables were set up in clusters, a big grill was smoking away, and beautiful ripe veggies were for sale.

We walked down by the river,


browsed the stalls (Slow Food, Cotton Mill Farmers Market with compost and water filter systems, Antico Mercante cheeses, and the Farmers' Fresh Market Booth),

honor box







and then we got in the supper line, filled our plates with summer bounty, and ate until our bellies could hold no more.

The Menu: Hodge Common Sense Beef Kabobs, Riverview Farms Pork Kabobs, Farmers' Frersh Vegetable Kabobs, Gum Creek Farms Grilled Sausage, Riverview Farms Braised Beef Ribs, Smoked Tomato Gazpacho prepared by Woodfire Grill, Melted Tomatoes with Fresh Ricotta prepared by Gena Berry, Fingerling Potato Salad prepared by Repast restaurant, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cornmeal Croutons prepared by Rome Street Tavern, and Cornmeal Canapes prepared by Avalon Catering.

the grill

kabobs 2

all kabobs

veggie kabobs

veggie kabobs 2

fingerling potato salad

cornbread croutons



The day was perfect. The food tasted different because it was eaten on a farm. It was a good day, spent with people passionate about growing and eating.


Anonymous Laurie Moore said...

Thanks so much Sarah for spending your afternoon with our farmers, CSA customers and chefs! It was a beautiful day and your photos illustrate it so well...

Laurie Moore
Farmers' Fresh Food Network

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop already, you're making me hungry..........Carl

8:04 AM  

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