Archive for May, 2012

Blackbird Farm Open Farm Day

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This Monday, I’m very proud to say that I will be in Smithfield RI cooking on the farm at Blackbird Farm for their annual Farm to Chef Open House.
Joined by my friend, Rob Booz of Chef’s Collaborative, I’ll be putting on some barbece with some local RI spring time ingredients.  The menu will include:
Slow-braised Barbecued Blackbird Farm Beef
Geer Farm Corn + Buttermilk Biscuits
Schartner Farm Asparagus, Radishes + Potatoes
Anne Marie, Kevin, Brandon and the rest of the Blackbird Farm family are really doing some special work, so come down to the farm to see this special place, tour the farm, see the animals, have some barbecue and learn why passionate, informed, integrity driven farming is so important!
Farm Fresh RI The guys + girls over at Farm Fresh RI put this invitation out.  It contains all the details so I’ve just cut and pasted it:
You’re invited this Monday (the 21st) from 11am- 4pm to Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, RI for their
4th Annual Open House!

This year, Blackbird is opening up to the public. Blackbird Farm prides itself in raising 100% pedigreed Angus Cattle, 100% pedigreed American Heritage Berkshire Pigs & Rhode Island Red eggs.

Blackbird Farm would love their guests to
experience a hands-on afternoon at the farm. Their goal is to not only teach you how they care for their animals, but to instill in you the love they have for them and their farm.

Open house guest speakers include:
Tom Burke, (President of the American Angus Hall of Fame in Smithville, MO)
Levi Geyer (Officer in Charge of USDA Market News in New Holland, PA)
Ed Maltby (Manager of Adams Farm, Athol, MA)
There will be a live USDA grading demo!

Lunch will be prepared at the farm by:
Chef Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway with Rob Booz from Chefs Collaborative
Desserts will be provided by
Wrights Dairy Farm & Bakery in North Smithfield, RI
Blackbird Farm is located at:
122 Limerock Road, Smithfield, Rhode Island

This guy hopes to see you there!