Posts by Kris

Chicknic at Riverbend Farm

Wouldn’t it be nice if Tour de Farm was just this simple.  It’s not.

It starts with some of this (whatever that might be.)

  

Some of this gets added in.

 

Then there’s a bit of this thrown in.

  

A lot of this gets done.

(And there also seems to be quite a bit of this.)

This time, it was not a beautiful day at the farm.  It was hot and muggy and the bugs were thick as a carpet.   Doesn’t matter though.  On this day, we had 4 amazing women cooking for us.  Their sense of fun and humor won out the day and created one of the best events we’ve ever had.

Our chefs were Michelle Gayer from Salty Tart, Solveig Tofte from Sun Street Bakery, Molly Herman from Kitchen in the Market and Sheela Namakkal.  They were wonderful.  Equally as wonderful were their signature drink creations to be paired with Parallel 45 vodka.  If you weren’t there… well, we’re sorry.

Photographs are the sole property of Kris Hase and can not be used without her permission.  You can, however, purchase prints if you like.

 

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New Years Eve

We said it would be magical… and it was.  Diners stepped down from their 74 seat carriage,  toured the facilities and then entered the toasty warm, beautiful barn all decked out in it’s New Year’s finery.

Not only was the barn beautiful but we were also serving charcuterie and bubbles.

Lovely volunteer Emily, is the meat tour guide.

Light of the Moon band played music for the arriving guests.

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New Year’s Eve 2010 – How Local Will You Be?

So, by now, we hope you have heard that Tour de Farm is doing a New Year’s Eve dinner at a beautiful old barn in Glenco, MN.  We are amazed by how lucky we are to be able to celebrate the New Year and the fabulous food being grown & raised in Minnesota!

Getting ready for you!

We are going to start the night off with some warm mulled wine and hot apple cider. This will be a great time to get to know some of your dinner friends and mingle a bit while learning more about the farm.

Star Thrower Farm makes amazing cheese as well as some amazing Icelandic lamb meat. To learn more about the heard they have just check out the website.

We are going to start the night off with some very warm heriloom pumpkin soup using pumkin from our friends at Tangletown Gardens.

Next we will be having some great sausage that we are making this week at Corner Table. We are using herbs that were harvested by Debra from Star Thrower that they grew on thier property this year as well as garlic.

The next couple of courses, well, I don’t think I want to tell you everything right now, but there will be cheese, lamb, caramelized Brussels sprouts, lamb bacon, cream, and the dessert if going to have honey, ricotta and , of course, some great cheeses from Debra and Scott’s hard work.

The locals think you should wear wool, a lot of it.

If you can’t join us for the Tour de Farm Event, make a reservation for dinner at Corner Table. We are doing a three course dinner for $65 with wine pairings. Please call 612-823-0011 for reservations.

We can’t wait to spend New Year’s Eve with you!



Here is what the barn looks like as of Thursday.  Nice and warm.

Tour de Farm: Rogotzke Family Farm

Gosh, this was an exciting dinner.  We even got to see the forest in the rosé.

We were so very lucky to share this beautiful day with each other and our guests at the Rogotzke Family Farm.  It could not have been lovelier.  Dave Rogotzke (maple syrup maker and salmon fisherman) shared with us more than his land,  he shared his passion and knowledge for the trees, his land, the water and his relationship with all things that live and breathe therein.  Then we were doubly blessed by fisherman, activist and author Steve Dahl coming and talking with us about the life and laws governing the fishing he does on Lake Superior.

The chef that made our beautiful dinner was Scott Graden from New Scenic Cafe.  Wine was brought by Chuck Kanski, of Solo Vino and  beer was provided by Lake Superior Brewing.

Photographs are the sole property of Kris Hase and can not be used without her permission.  You can, however, purchase prints if you like.

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Tour de Farm: Oliver Kelly Picnic

Fall is here and we’re celebrating at Oliver Kelly Farm!  Our chef was Mike Phillips from Green Ox.  Wine was brought by Chuck Kanski, of Solo Vino and  beer was provided by Rush River.

Photographs are the sole property of Kris Hase and can not be used without her permission.  You can, however, purchase prints if you like.

Oh what a beautiful autumn day for our picnic!

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Tour de Farm Riverbend Picnic

Welcome to Riverbend Farm.  Beautiful days seem to be our lot in life this summer.  Oh well, what can we do?  The chefs were Mike Phillips from Green Ox, Jim Grell and Phillip Brecht from Modern Cafe and Marshall Paulson from the Birchwood Cafe.  Wine was brought by Chuck Kanski, of Solo Vino and  beer was provided by Furthermore.

Photographs are the sole property of Kris Hase and can not be used without her permission.  You can, however, purchase prints if you like.

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Dinner at Cedar Summit Farm

Welcome to Cedar Summit Farm.  Once again we got ourselves a beautiful day.  The chefs were Ben Pichler and Jim McIntosh from Grand Cafe.  Wine was brought by Chuck Kanski, of Solo Vino and  beer was provided by Jerrod Johnson from Surly.

Photographs are the sole property of Kris Hase and can not be used without her permission.  You can, however, purchase prints if you like.

(Warning, there are a lot of cows in these pictures.)

Mike Philips from the Craftsman stopped by to lend a hand for 12 hours or so. Forager Kathy was even so kind as to bring mushrooms with her.

I bet this brisket is going to come in handy later.

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