We were very honored to be chosen as the caterer by Dr Bronners for their event at Apricot Lane Farm with B Corporation, an organization that gives certification to businesses who are doing good and taking action for the environment, sustainability and workers rights.
100 guests from B Corporation Certified businesses were bussed in to take a tour of the farm and listen to representatives from Patagonia (who donated), Dr Bronners, and the farm itself.
Our kitchen and the buffet was stationed in the vegetable cleaning area just outside of the larger native garden which brings in beneficials to help pollinate the farm.
Our awesome sales team got to partake on this farm tour where the main topic was the importance of regenerative farming and how companies like Patagonia are working to expand organic farming certification to include pasture-raised animal agriculture.
It is just the most beautiful farm that uses animals to help promote the biodiversity and fertilization of the farm. Regenerative agriculture at it’s finest.
Meanwhile, as the farm tour was taking place, our kitchen was putting together an expansive buffet that featured produce primarily grown at Apricot Lane Farms. We kept some of it raw, and roasted, grilled, or pickled the rest of it. We also made stone fruit as well as apple cobblers from the farm’s “fruit basket”. SEE the documentary on the farm to understand what that means. See it anyway and show your kids! You will all appreciate ingredients and those who grow it so much more!
Patagonia donated Wild Sockeye Salmon sourced from place-based family run operations. It came to us smoked so we paired it with avocados, seasoned heirloom tomatoes, and cucumbers. You can purchase this fish online HERE.
Guests were flipping out on social media over this lush and healthy buffet set-up! Most people came back for seconds and thirds. It was an epic feast all on one table for 100 hungry people.
What a blast! And an honor to be a part of this event. This farm offers tours that you can inquire about on their website. They are completely transparent about their operations and production, as all ethical farmers are. Those who don’t allow you in, who arrest anyone flying over their facilities with a camera, and who are vague about their practices are hiding something awful. Why on earth would you eat anything they are selling? If we all demanded transparency in our food system, transparency like allowing people to come in for tours or host dinners on the premises of farming, then our food system would change for the better. Join us as we work to always understand where our ingredients come from.