2011 Foodie-to-Farm Tour
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!
If you have a group of a dozen or more, please contact us at NickelCityChef@gmail.com. We can arrange a private tour for you given reasonable notice. Thank you!
Featured in The Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree magazine and Artvoice, Feed Your Soul's annual farm tour is always a great time full of unique experiences.
This year we'll venture to the south of the city for a visit to several of our most interesting farms.
We'll visit Patrick Lango of White Cow Dairy, the little dairy that could. White Cow, a small artisan dairy brand hailing from Blue Hill Farm in East Otto, has been recognized (by Saveur, the New York Times, and countless others) for its ability to produce amazing European-style yogurt, rich in flavor and boasting a unique terroir imparted by the diet of grass its small herd grazes upon. Lango will lead a field walk, introduce us to his favorite cows and show us his remarkable creamery.
We'll also visit Deb & Stew Ritchie of Native Offerings, one of the WNY area's first farms to embrace the Community Supported Agriculture model. Careful to use only sustainable growing practices, the Ritchie's have cultivated a passionate following of foodies and chefs who appreciate the large variety of greens and vegetables raised on their Little Valley, NY farm.
A third farm is on the roster. Details pending.
We'll also enjoy a delicious local-centric lunch prepared for us by one of Buffalo's most well-recognized chefs, Chef Bruce Wieszala. In his career, Chef Wieszala has made a long-term commitment to sourcing local food year-round. He studied in Atlanta, G.A. for 10 years, working in the kitchens of that city's best dining destinations: Emeril's, The James Beard award-winning JOËL, Woodfire Grill, the 5-star Mobile-rated Seeger's, and James Beard-nominated Restaurant Eugene. While working at Restaurant Eugene, Wieszala had the opportunity to compete on Food Network's "Iron Chef America", and has also appeared on Alton Brown's "Good Eats". Today he can be found in the kitchen of Carmelo's in Lewiston, NY.
As Feed Your Soul's staff, this farm tour is really the highlight of our year, and we hope you enjoy yourself as much as we do.
*Tickets are non- refundable, but fully transferable.
Please be forewarned that we use a school bus to avoid issues with getting stuck in ruts, etc. We have had that happen in the past, so we now forgo the luxury of the passenger bus and use a utilitarian school bus, made to endure snow, sleet, rain, and mud.
Be sure to give us a proper email address when ordering your tickets so that we can send you an itinerary one week before the tour.
Feed Your Soul's 2011 Foodie-to-Farm tour includes:
*Transportation to and from area farms
*Opportunity to speak with farmers and ask questions
*Water and sampling along the way
*Local-centric picnic lunch prepared by Chef Bruce Wieszala
*Take home packet loaded with information about local agriculture
*A super cool EAT LOCAL BUFFALO reusable tote bag
*Bathroom stops! ;)
*Please let us know if you require a vegetarian meal. Unfortunately, no other dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
*Foodie-to-Farm is a rain or shine event, so please dress appropriately. Sunblock and sturdy shoes are highly recommended.
*Guests are required to sign a waiver before boarding the bus.
*Due to the rigorous terrain, this tour is *not* recommended for people with mobility or medical concerns.
Artisan Kitchens & Baths (View)
200 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|