From the Foreman's Desk - June Update
Crazy to think about how fast time flies, but I'm going to savor each and every day.
On June 4th we hosted our first farm-to-table dinner for the year and it was so wonderful!
Although it rained, we were still able to make the best of it. The Cox's hosted the dinner at their farm. John and Amber are wonderful cooks, so of course, the food was delicious!
We started the night off with a quick tour of the Cox's property. David's Pasture uses their land for the chickens, and John raises his beef there as well.
Remi is in charge of the farm tours. He has a passion for people and education. One of the many things I love about him!
Our guests were dedicated and prepared. They brought umbrellas and rain boots 💛
Clarity Cox was a huge help, welcoming visitors, directing parking, and snuggling Princess while on the tour.
We then walked back up to the shop. Our original plan was to eat outside, but we decided to move into the shop because of the rain. Dave (our delivery guy,) and his wife Pam graciously let us use their shop.
Hospitality and community are something the Cox's take very seriously. They love welcoming people into their home. They took the time to make sure everything was just right. The food, the setting, but also making sure everyone could relax and have a great evening.
Now for the food 😍
We had pot roast and veggies (including some of the Cox's shiitake mushrooms!) with gravy, Caesar salad, fresh-milled bread and rolls, and some of Amber's famous peach and honey tea.
Of course, a meal isn't finished without a delightful dessert!
Cameron, the oldest Cox kiddo made strawberry cheesecake.
It was amazing and paired well with Twelve Gate Coffee!
Cameron is 13 and a great helper to her family and David's Pasture. Not only does she make wonderful cheesecakes, but she can also throw feed sacks, move chickens, and work with the animals like a pro. She's a gem ❤
Coco definitely enjoyed her cheesecake!
She's the youngest Cox kiddo.
All of the Cox's kids were a huge help. They were helping move tables and set up tablecloths. If you needed something, they were ready to go.
Here's Kellen and Cassidy 🥰
Being able to dine and visit with everyone was such a blessing. Your kind words warmed our hearts and encouraged us so much!
Words can't describe how wonderful it was to watch the fellowship and joy being passed around the tables.
We need community. We need to gather. We need to encourage each other.
It was an honor to share a meal and conversations with all of our guests. I am thoroughly looking forward to the next!
A huge thank you to Reeves for capturing all these beautiful memories. I don't have any pictures of him because he was behind the camera most of the time, but he was also our guy for errands, playing with the kids, and setting things up ♥
If you weren't able to make it out to this farm dinner, no worries! We are hosting another one in the fall! You can check it out right here
This month we shipped out our first order through UPS!
That was super exciting 😃 It went to a customer up in northern Missouri.
Remi and I have started going to our local Concordia Farmer's Market. We've gone to two this season and it's been nice to connect with people from our own community!
There are currently not too many big projects happening around here, but we like to keep ourselves busy 😉
Reeves made a tiki bar to put over by the tiny house! He was able to use scrap pallets and metal, so it only cost him $8!
Remi has been working on website improvement. We want to make sure our products are easily accessible, and that our website is super simple to navigate!
The garden is growing and growing. So are the weeds! 😂
Everything is looking good, though. I harvested some turnips last week, and will hopefully be harvesting green beans soon!
Now I'm off to give Jack (our basset hound) some attention. He's been patiently waiting here in the office while I type this. ❤
I hope you have a great rest of your week!