Ever since we moved out to the farm I have been envisioning us having “Farm to Table” gatherings with our customers and friends, I just wasn’t sure how to get things moving…then the idea was presented by one of our employees that maybe we should host a special event out at the farm to show our customers what we have been doing up close and personal…but who to invite? We have recently been utilizing bloggers to help spread the word about our business and many of them we have never met, we decided to go into partnerships with these bloggers because of the following that they had and their mission’s were similar to ours. It has been working out great…and so we decided to host our bloggers to our very first event.
We had in attendance:
Ronald and Vanessa Ford, customer from Capitol Hill in DC
Liza and Todd Hawkins, customer from Frederick.
Rachel and Bill Druckenmiller, customer from Baltimore, who also is a health/wellness coach.
Kaitlyn and Bill Watkins, customer and our social media coordinator.
Everyone arrived promptly at 11 and we had snacks awaiting them on the counter…fresh chips/salsa (Entice Salsa), and a huge veggie platter with hummus (the Wild Pea, Vampire Slayer). I had also made fresh squeezed lemonade (30 lemons)and mint ice tea( wild foraged mint from near Middletown).
Tony took everyone out to start the tour of the farm and I got things in the oven so that lunch could be served once the tour was completed.
Sophia holding Rosey…
View from the orchard looking into the English garden where the picnic would be…
I picked fresh flowers from in and around my garden for the centerpieces, there were roses and peonies.
Lunch consisted of Lasagna Rolls (both vegetarian and meat), cold cous-cous salad with cranberries and almonds, a bean and corn salad, deviled eggs, fresh fruit salad and then handmade strawberry ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
After lunch we had a chat session where everyone could give feedback on how they felt the service was going and how we could utilize them more to help spread the message along to more and more people.
Here we are with Rachel and Bill Druckenmiller.
Tony got his tractor out to show the Ford boys, up close and personal.
You can read Rachel’s account from the day here.