Baby it’s getting cold outside…Yay! Now is the time to plant your garlic.
Planting garlic this year on your own? Here is a link from my alma mater the University of Minnesota. Best to be in the ground just after the first killing frost say the experts. So Now. More information can be found here, regarding the MN Premium Garlic Project.
Garlic. Garlic. Garlic. I recently pulled out the last of my garlic scape butter that I whipped up in July, so sad. It was delicious however.
Speaking of garlic.
Minnesota Garlic Festival 2019 done and gone, but my did we do some innovative and interesting things. We are already getting ready for next year.
Minnesota Garlic Festival 2020, watch out! Here we come! Well, really we are just beginning to plan for next year, but it is such a fun event that we can’t wait to see what happens next.
I had the privilege of working alongside some of the best chefs in the business as we collaborated, mind melded and executed yet another successful year for the Sustainable Farming Association.
Mary Jane Miller the Food Demo Stage Emcee and all around “get it done” gal facilitated the food demos and guest chef entertainment. We were proud to have, Chef Beth Dooley, James Beard Award Winner and author, Chef Joe Holmes of Red Stag Supperclub (He has recently been named Executive Chef at Lela Restaurant & Sheraton Hotel at Marriott International…Congrats!), Chef Jessica Cak of Bon Appetit, Chef Kristi Varner of Mainstreet Farmer and Eatery, Jennifer Lindblom of In Bloom and me Jessica Tijerina, I helped to manage the food demo stage on the back end as well as hop up on stage to do a little demo of my own.
Here is a link to the recipe that I demonstrated. Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic Chimichurri.
None of this would have been a success without the many wonderful volunteers who show up, ready to help wherever needed! I can’t thank you enough for all that you do to help make this day successful. The Food Demo Stage team was on fire! It was fun as always and the months leading up to it planning, prepping, recipe testing, etc. all comes down to just a few hours of excitement for the festival goers.
Interested in joining us as a volunteer next year? Love to help out in the kitchen? Like to sample food? Hey! Do you like garlic? Then, reach out to me firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out these photos! Crazy right?!!
Information for next year is already in the works. Please visit the Sustainable Farming Association website for more information.