I’ve been enjoying dinner-making so much more now that we’re subscribing to a CSA (community supported agriculture group). I let the week’s produce dictate most of my meal-planning and we’ve wound up eating and enjoying more veggies than ever. I also frequently try out recipes recommended by our farmers, Jenny and Chris Jackson. Now I’m looking forward to going to their farm this coming Saturday for a fine dinner from the fields – prepared by folks with far more talent in the art of food preparation than me. Local hog farmers, Mike and Evie, will barbecue two heritage breed pigs while Pine Mountain caterer (and my good friend) Shannon Klein will ignore the fact that she gave birth to her daughter Lila less than a month ago and prepare a feast for lots of local food lovers to enjoy as they sit outdoors at long tables on the farm where the food was produced. There will be a large selection of pies for dessert -- and local artisans will be on hand selling their work too.
We’ll bring the kids and let them run around and gawk at the chickens and crops before sitting down for a fine meal too.
Here’s a few photos from the farm dinner we attended last fall. If you live nearby and don’t have plans for Saturday evening, consider coming out.
Time: 4-8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10
Location: Jenny-Jack Farm Pine Mountain, 707 White Cemetery Road,
Pine Mountain, GA 31822Price: $45 per person; children 12 and under are free; children over 12 are $20.
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