Farm to Ta­ble com­ing to Rock­mart this Satur­day

The Standard Journal - - LIFESTYLE - By Sean Wil­liams [email protected]­

Grab a seat next to your neigh­bors or friends and feast on the best of the best the city has to of­fer by buy­ing a ticket to this Satur­day’s Farm to Ta­ble event.

Hosted by the Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket, Mar­ble Street will be­come a ban­quet hall home to a mas­sive din­ner made with lo­cally pro­duced in­gre­di­ents and pre­pared by mar­ket ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Shonna Kirk­patrick.

In­di­vid­ual tick­ets are $60; party tick­ets are $225 for a group of 6. Pa­trons aren’t just buy­ing the meal, how­ever, be­cause the event starts at 5 p.m. with a farm tour hosted by Foote­hills Farm­house. Fresh ap­pe­tiz­ers will be pro­vided while pa­trons see how and where many of their meal’s in­gre­di­ents orig­i­nate.

“We in­vite all Polk County res­i­dents to sit at a gor­geous 200-foot ta­ble that will line Mar­ble Street in beau­ti­ful his­toric down­town Rock­mart,” Kirk­patrick said. “There’ll be mis­matched china, twin­kling lights, live mu­sic, a silent auc­tion, and great con­ver­sa­tion with fam­ily and friends.

Din­ner will be head­lined by fresh fer­mented kraut with duck egg and sour­dough toasts, stuffed sweet Geor­gia candy roast­ers, gar­lic herb beef, chicken halves with mus­ca­dine thyme sauce, smoked root veg­eta­bles, mar­i­nated kale salad with edi­ble flow­ers and lemon honey dress­ing, and lo­cally made herbal soda and tea. These dishes will be made from in­gre­di­ents of­fered by Spread­ing Oaks Farm, Sand Creek Farm, That For­eign Chick’s Bak­ery, Foote­hill Farm­house, Bella Vita Mush­rooms, Fitzge­re­ald Fruit Farm, Tim­ber­land Farm, Five Cedars Farm, and Morn­ing Glory Farm.

Two-types of okra, quail eggs with mus­tard and pros­cut­tio, lo­cal cheese toasts with herbs and fruit pre­serves, and herb wa­ter will be served as ap­pe­tiz­ers dur­ing the 5 p.m. farm tour.

These dishes will be made from in­gre­di­ents pro­vided by Foote­hill Farm­house, Sand Creek Farms, Dewey Roberts, That For­eign Chick’s Bak­ery, Morn­ing Glory Farm, and Chef Suga.

Desert fin­ishes the evening with var­i­ous freshly baked cook­ies, ap­ple crumb cake, car­rot cake, and lo­cally roasted cof­fee made pos­si­ble by Chick N’ Scratch, South Mar­ble Cof­fee House, and That For­eign Chick’s Bak­ery.

The event has been made pos­si­ble through the county’s faith­ful cus­tomers and the mar­ket’s spon­sors. Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter cur­rently sits at a ma­jor spon­sor, but busi­nesses Now and Then, Chick N’ Scratch, Tri­an­gle Foods, Soli’s, South Mar­ble Cof­fee House, and Dal­las Chi­ro­prac­tic Life Cen­ter now of­fer help, too.

Those in­ter­ested in meet­ing some of the ven­dors who may help with the din­ner can visit the Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket every Thurs­day from 2 through 6 p.m. on Wa­ter Street.

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