Farm to Table Dinner Post Option #1

We regret to inform everyone that this event has been canceled.

We hope to see you at our next event.

The Floyd event Center and Driftwood Catering are pairing up to bring Floyd county a Farm to Table Dinner using the freshest local treats from multiple farms in the area. 

Your meal will be paired with local entertainment, walking tour of the property / farm, locally sourced wine & beer as well as lively conversation.

SCHEDULE
4:30
Doors Open
Get a beverage
5:00
Farm Tour
Walking Apps
5:45
Guests find their seat
6:00
First course served
There is no specified end time for this dinner.
We encourage guests to take their time and enjoy the intricate combination of flavors,
the beauty of the venue,
and savor the conversation.
Photo by Chelsa Yoder Photography

OUR MENU

Horsd’oeuvres

Crudité w/ Local Vegetables

Buttermilk Herb Dressing – Beet Hummus

(vegan, vegetarian, gluten free)

Local Domestic Cheese Board

Buffalo Mountain Tomato Jam – Chamomile Pickled Plums

(vegetarian, gluten free)

Swiss Chard Kimchi w/ Tart Apple and Celery Spring Roll

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

(vegan)

 

Soup

Chilled Tomato - Jalapeno Gazpacho

Pickled Jalapenos – Cilantro – Cherry Tomatoes – Cucumber –

Optional Toppings-Goat Cheese – Grilled Sourdough

(gluten free, vegan)

 

Salad

Fresh Local Farm Salad

Radish Micro – Mixed Greens – Pickled Green Tomatoes – Toasted Almonds – Dried Golden Raisins

Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

(gluten free, vegan)

 

Entrée

Bull Horn Stuffed Peppers w/

Vegan- Local Corn Grits – Chimichurri Sauce

or

Carnivore Option-Local chorizo – Local Corn Grits – Chimichurri Sauce

Charred Corn Salad w/ Manchego

(gluten free, vegetarian)

Daikon Medley Slaw w/ Carrots, Shaved Cabbage, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

(gluten free, vegan)

Wood-Fire Roasted Vegetable Medley w/ Herb Oil

(gluten free, vegan)

 

Dessert

Sautéed Peaches w/Shortbread and Ginger Sorbet

(gluten free, vegetarian)

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A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION

Farm to table or Farm to Fork is a social movement that promotes connecting local farmers to surrounding communities, restaurants, and often time schools.   It became popular in the 1960's when Americans started to become dissatisfied with the bland food being presented in grocery stores and instead chose to find farms within a days drive to get vegetables full of flavor.

In Floyd we are lucky because you don't have to travel far to find amazing food.  In fact it can be found in multiple locations in the town of Floyd including gas station parking lots and especially at the Farmer's Market. 

Unlike eating at a restaurant, Farm to Table dinners are not rushed.   You are not a number on a long list we are trying to flip and move out.   Instead, we will take the meal slow, encouraging attendees to savor the ingredients and taste the complexity of simplicity. 

When designing the menu, Chef Aaron has worked with multiple farms to make sure all items will be available the week of the event.  He and his team spent weeks coming up with a menu that will cultivate flavor profiles to showcase the food, while preparing it simply.  Chef works closely with the farmers to pick the perfect produce at the peak of flavor.  With all of this, he will present you with 5 courses that can be paired with local spirits to create a special dining experience.

PRICING

Those guests choosing a vegan or vegetarian dinner will receive everything listed above for $90.   You will need to bring your own conversation topics.

For those guests preferring a meal with meat, we are excited to have Whitegate Farms near by providing us with sausage for the Chorizo featured during the entrée.  For $10 more, or $100, you can add meat to your meal.

Our hope is that guests will enjoy this time with other community members, feasting on the bounty Floyd has to offer.  It is also important to us that we support small local farms and farmers to ensure they are around for years to come so we don't have to go back to bland, flavorless foods you find in the big box stores.

We hope to see you on Sunday September 19th, 2021.

Photo taken by our amazing farmer Jess Sandoval

AMAZING FARMS IN FLOYD

They say it takes a village.   I have not experienced that anywhere as much as I have living in Floyd.  Here neighbors stop to help each other every day and this event is no different.  We are blessed to be surrounded by fresh air, clean water, and some of the best produce you will ever eat.   

Please take a moment to check out the amazing farms that helped make this dinner a reality.

For more information you can reach us at:

floydeventcenter@gmail.com

540-745-4434

 

Floyd EcoVillage Farm

https://www.facebook.com/floydecovillagefarm

This is a small farm located at the Floyd EcoVillage specializing in organic produce.

Gracious Day Grains

https://www.facebook.com/Gracious-Day-Grains-450472718720878

A field to oven grain endeavor focusing on Heritage and Landrace varieties, and artisan milling.

Whitegate Farms

https://www.whitegatefarmsva.com

A small farm in Southwest Virginia specializing in natural meat and produce.

 

Big Indian Farm Inc.

https://www.facebook.com/bigindianfarm

The Big Indian Farm is located in the Indian Valley region of Floyd County, Virginia. Founded 4 years ago by Adrienne Davis and Earl White, their mission is to promote affordable, nutritious, high quality vegetables and meats, educational opportunities, and preserving old time music and Appalachian culture in the area. "Health is Wealth" is our motto and we are dedicated to providing a quality food access point for the community. Coming in early May: Artisan Bakery and On-Farm Store.

Patchwork Farm

https://www.idigpatchworkfarm.com/

Patchwork Farm grows a diverse, four-season market garden that offers Certified Naturally Grown produce to Floyd county and Roanoke.

Villa Appalachia Winery

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063508362683

 Villa Appalachia Winery is a taste of Tuscany in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway between milepost #170 & #171, it is one of the more unique wineries in the state of Virginia. Villa Appalachia is a Virginia farm winery, producing wine in a local vineyard established in 1989. The Italian villa that is home to the winery is straight out of a postcard from Tuscany.

Buffalo Mountain Brewery

https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloMountainBrewingCompany

The idea for Buffalo Mountain Brewing Company (BMBC) was conceived in 2012. Retiring in 2014 and moved back to Floyd, the journey started to open this brewery, which eventually became a reality on 12 April 2018.

BMBC brews small batch beers on premise in a 2BBL brewhouse. Each brew day is a double batch, so 4BBL’s (approximately 1000 pints) of beer goes into each fermentation tank. BMBC will brew many different styles of beer as time progresses. Some will be limited releases others will remain on tap or return periodically.

Red Rooster Coffee

https://www.facebook.com/RedRoosterCoffee

We source all of our coffee transparently, meaning we use Organic and Fair Trade coffees for all of our blends and many of our single origins. When our coffees are not Organic or Fair Trade, they are of premium quality and sourced directly from producers.

 

 

Check back for Additional Farm information that will be added each week.

 

For more information you can reach us at:

Floydeventcenter@gmail.com

540-745-4434