We've got a party going on out here, or dare I say a FEASTIVAL!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm for ...
The 1st Annual Whitton Farms Feastival.
Come out to the farm for a feast for the senses! See, smell, taste, touch, and hear what farm life has to offer, even if its just for a day!
Keith and I have commitments from 10 Memphis chefs, 3 regional artists, and a great band to come out to the farm and work their magic! Expect to see a pig roast, organically raised beef grilled on the barbie, heirloom vegetable tastings, desserts galore, handmade pasta, and beautiful art on display and available for purchase! Farm tours/hay rides will given too!
All food served at this event will be locally grown & prepared!
Chef, Artist, and Musician list coming in a couple days!
Tomato growing and tasting contest! If you have a killer tomato plant and its producing big, tasty, and beautiful tomatoes, bring a sample (tomato) out to the farm and submit it in the contest! 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes will be given!
Pie Eating Contest! Do you think you have what it takes to eat a pie faster than anyone else in the region. Sign up for the pie eating contest and we'll see who walks away as the Delta's one and only Pie Eating Champ! A prize will be awarded!
Proceeds from this event will go to the farm (we hope to purchase a pea sheller, haybaler, and a cold frame). Also, we want a portion of the proceeds to go to one of our favorite nonprofit organizations.
We hope to make this an annual event, each year choosing a new nonprofit to support.
Tickets are $30.00 each. Kids 10 and under $5.00 and babies get in free! Tickets can be purchased at at our booth at the area farmers market we attend: Memphis Farmers Market on Saturdays and Memphis Botanic Garden Farmers Market Wednesdays, or you can email for reservations. Tickets are already going fast. A couple dozen have sold today, so don't wait too long to get in on the feastivities. :)
Any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Newspapers and Jars!
For all of you who have donated newspapers, jars, and boxes... thanks so much for helping me get my herb garden under control, and many seeds stored in jars. Right now we are at capacity so hold off on bringing anymore goodies. I think Keith wants to strangle me cause we still have a mountain of newspapers to use out here on the farm ;) Again thanks for thinking of us, and everything you have given has or will certainly be put to good use! I'll let ya'll know when we need more!
Remember if you know your farmer, you know your food!
Alright gotta get back to the dirt.