Community Table is an event that is near and dear to my heart as are most of the folks involved with Triad Local First. All local, all the time. The Community Table is a fundraiser for TLF’s Buy Local Campaign which launches every holiday season to help promote members’ businesses.
It’s a great cause, but I’m telling you, it’s a GREAT dinner prepared by a local chef who’s using locally sourced ingredients that have been donated by TLF members. Even the flatware and dinnerware are on loan. This year, the event will take place at the Old Mill of Guilford.
Read more here about this event in my latest column in CHOW at Yes Weekly. Here we talk about how TLF is crossing the county line and reaching out to chefs in Winston-Salem. Awesome!
Rest assured triadfoodies will be there to share with you all the amazingness. But it’d be even better if you were there!
Have you ever walked up to a place and knew you were at the culmination of a dream? That’s certainly what Shooting Star Horse Farm in Greensboro looked like as the setting of Sunday’s 3rd Annual Community Table, a yearly celebration of all things local by Triad Local First. The following photos don’t really do the beauty and charm of this brand new horse farm justice, which was unveiled for the first time just for this event. What’s more, this celebration also featured local lovers and local goodness from all over the Triad and North Carolina. Zeto Wine was showcasing Raffaldini and RayLen Vineyards & Winery; There was Red Oak Beer; The Fresh Market was there with a pre-dinner selection of crackers, fruit, cheeses and meats. Biscuitville had their party trays of miniature biscuits and sausage rolls and the 1618 Concepts “On Location” food truck and chefs churned out a 3-course meal of local ingredients for over 120 people. Everything was delicious. The NC wine…awesome accompaniment. This was a sold-out with a waiting list event. And that just means that more people are loving local and I just LOVE that! This event was top-notch, peaceful, with incredible music and great company. Definitely a must do in 2014.
There are even more photos on my Facebook page. Next year is sure to be another hit at another gorgeous farm, so stay tuned and I hope I see you at the next Community Table!
If you want to get in on the local food movement, or at least learn a bit more about it, look no further than Triad Local First’s 3rd Annual Community Table at Shoot Star Farm. It takes place this Sunday, October 6, from 4:00-8:00pm. This premiere event, which acts as a fundraiser for Triad Local First, will showcase the talents of Chef George Neal of 1618 Seafood Grille as he prepares a seasonal feast using locally grown ingredients.
It all takes place at one communal table, under the stars. You can dress casual…wear your cowboy boots! Shooting Star Horse Farm in Pleasant Garden is the awesome location for this event and you’ll enjoy the scenery as well as all the new things happening at the farm.