February Local Meal

Whew, it’s been a crazy month. Februaries are always the hardest- everyone comes back from break and hits the ground running. With that in mind we’ve decided that once a month, for the rest of the school year we’re going to take the time to slow down a little bit and savor the moment. This Thursday February 21st we’re starting a new tradition: monthly local meals. Chefs Eric Pearce and Chris Blain sat down today to put together a menu that highlights the best of what we have available this time of year. And judging from the menu, it’s hard to tell that it’s the middle of winter with all the fresh local food we’re able to offer. Our little corner of North Carolina is an incredible food microcosm. Check out what we’re planning, and be sure to visit the links on farm/producer names for more info, and our facebook page before, during, and after the meal for pictures.

Local Dinner- Thursday 2-21-13

Soup: Tomahawk Farms Steak and Onion Soup
Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Homeland Creamery Dairy

Local Spinach and Tofu Palak Paneer, with Steamed Brown Rice

NC Sweet Potato Bisque Bread Bowl with Spiced Local Pecans

Main Line:
Tomahawk Farms Meatballs and Pasta with Marinara

Hopkin’s Poultry Chicken Marsala

Fresh Guilford Farm Sauteed Greens
Glazed Guilford Farm Carrots drizzled with Local Honey
Ashe County Cheese Polenta with Guilford Mill cornmeal


Local Cage Free Egg Frittata (crustless quiche) with seasonal Roasted Veggies

***Local Hot Apple Cider @ the Beverage Counter

Home Baked Goods from our New Baker Diane Ilardi featuring Boonville Flour