Pesto Festo 2014

Join us for our annual celebration of the basil harvest in Greenback, Tennessee on September 20th, 2014 from 5-9PM. Join us out on the farm where you’ll dine on tablecloth-covered tables in the stunning beauty of the last days of summer in TN.  We are brimming with excitement about working with Century Harvest Farms for the event– trust us you won’t want to miss the farm tour highlighting just what the farm is doing in addition to crafting delicious burgers at the Hoof Truck and selling meat and veggies at the farmers’ market. In addition to the farm tour, we will have our annual Pesto Contest, a Silent Auction, kids activities, cornhole, and more!

The family style dinner features produce and meat from the farm and from surrounding producers.

Here is the menu for this event:

1st Course
Gougerés
Homemade Toast, Pate, and a Variety of Spreads
Pickles
Vegetable Terrine
Marinated Vegetable Salad

2nd Course*
Marinated Potato Salad, Pickled Eggs, Duck Ham and Duck Rillette

3rd Course*
Braised Chicken, Hickory King Corn Bread, Stewed Greens and Beans

4th Course
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Buttermilk Icing

* Vegetarian Options Available

There are limited tickets so purchase online now at http://pestofesto.brownpapertickets.com Tickets are $45 for member and $50 for nonmembers, $10 for children 5-12.

We strive for zero-waste events and ask that you bring your own place setting to Pesto Festo – make it fun, bring the good dishes in a basket and enjoy dining  in a new way! Want to know what we recommend you bring? View our checklist here.

We also have our annual Pesto Contest at Pesto Festo, and here are the details for entering:

Entries must be submitted by 5:30 pm.
Categories are Best Traditional, Most Creative, and People’s Choice.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
One entry per person per category.
Please bring one pint minimum of homemade pesto in a container that you do not need returned.
There is no entry fee.
Contest closes at 6:30pm.