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Fridays at the farm + a pop up farm-to-table dinner at Tumbleweed

October 2, 2015

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(Photo credit- Christiann of Portland Fresh. For more inspirational photos follow Christiann on Instagram)

About 2 months ago two lovely Pacific Northwest bloggers (Eva from Adventures in Cooking and Christiann from Portland Fresh) contacted me to see if they could throw a “pop-up” dinner at Tumbleweed Farm. It was going to be the second installment in a series of dinners that they are calling “Secret Supper PDX” The concept is a sit down dinner at a “secret” location where folks enjoy a slow paced 5 course meal. Tickets are sold in advance online via their websites here and here. Folks from around the Portland area showed up to the farm and we got to clink glasses and enjoy some really amazing food. To sum up the evening in one word- Magical!

Taylor and I didn’t have to do a thing- except harvest some of the food being served at the dinner but that’s it! For the first time ever we got to be guests on our own farm. How cool is that? The lovely ladies (and a team of interns) took over the kitchen while Taylor and I were busy working on the farm. We came in and washed up just in time for the 25 guests to arrive. The dinner was a slow, interactive meal with 30 minutes between each course so we could all chat and get to know each other. It was a lovely crowd and the food was outstanding.

Taylor and I have toyed with doing something like this ourselves for sometime now and it was great to witness a few pros make it happen on our farm. We’re thinking of introducing a couple of farm-to-table dinners at Tumbleweed next season and with the help of a few good friends, I think we can make it happen. I’ll keep you all posted!

In the meantime, if you are interested in what these amazing gals are up to please check out their websites (Adventures in Cooking & Portland Fresh) for upcoming events. They are doing some really cool things and I feel so lucky to have been included in such a wonderful evening. Food really brings everyone together and these lovely ladies sure know how to throw an amazing dinner.

This coming weekend Taylor and I will be back in our farm clothes (dressing up last weekend was very short lived!) and we’ll continue to truck along with farm chores. There’s some talk of a few neighbors swinging in for a beer so we’ll at least have something fun to look forward too. Anyhow, I hope this coming weekend you all are able to kick back with a few cold ones and enjoy a nourishing meal with some rad folks. Cheers from Tumbleweed.

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5 thoughts on “Fridays at the farm + a pop up farm-to-table dinner at Tumbleweed

  1. Niels says:

    enjoying your blog even I live as far as Denmark, and so good to have some good news from Oregon today ! enjoy life, not least in overalls 🙂 Niels aka bibprofessor

  2. Sarah says:

    So cool, guys! I’d definitely come to your dinners and/or help out in any way I could! Cheers to you!

  3. Casey says:

    Dear Andrea and Taylor! A magical event indeed! Looks fabulous! Makes this Midwest gal yearn to visit you! Glad the growing season is winding down . . . I know you look forward to less chores, although, as we all know, farmers’ work is never done! Enjoy you blog and your wonderful recipes! Thanks <3

  4. Lauren C says:

    Definitely looked like a magical evening! What a treat for you guys 🙂

  5. A magical evening, indeed. And a change of pace for an evening as well. Your own farm-to-table dinners is a fantastic idea!

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