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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Farmer and Scenes From Feast in the Field dinner at 1895 Organic Farm

I have tried over the last 6 years to support the small guy, the farmer. But like every small business, farmers have their own set of issues. The biggest for me is distribution. I can't spend all my time driving from farm to farm and the farmer can't spend his time driving to me for a $100.00 order.

So how do we fix the problem?

I don't know other then to continue supporting the good ones I do find. Where do I find them? At the local farmers market, I have 2 that are both convenient and good quality-- Burlington Ag Center in Moorestown and the Haddonfield Farmers Market.

Restaurants are just a marketing tool for a good farmer, and I'm proud to be one. I've made some good friends when getting to meet the people that grow our food. But none better then Kim Batton of the 1895 Organic Farm.

This summer Kim and I have worked closer together, with Kim asking   me about her growing variety and style. So I thought it time for me to get Kim's opinion about my cooking. So the 1st annual Feast in the Fields Dinner at the 1895 Organic Farm took place on Sept. 27th, 2009.

It did not start out as a very good day with rain in the forecast and on the ground. But Kim's husband Wayne told me not to worry that it would clear by afternoon and be great for dinner. I dropped off my delivery of equipment and left Mari and Adam to begin the set up process and headed back to the restaurant and right into a down pour.

That was the last of the rain I would see until it was time to back up and go back to the restaurant around 7:30pm.

I really can't do the day justice in my writing, you should have been there. Mari took some really nice pictures, give them a look and make plans to join us next year.

Going to try and catch up

Well, I haven't done a good job over the last couple of months of keeping up with this blog.

I could blame it on the few complainers that wrote in, but I really don't care what they think or I could blame it on being to busy, but who are we kidding I own a restaurant in S Jersey in the summer.

The truth is -- life got in the way.

I'm going to try and post a few times over the next couple of weeks on some of the events we did this summer. At least it sounds like a good plan tonight.

Stay Tuned!!!

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