Standard Foods is collaborating with Raleigh City Farm to host their second Annual Harvest Dinner at 6pm on October 5th, 2014. “It’s an honor to raise awareness and funds for our neighboring urban farm, Raleigh City Farm, so that it can grow into its full potential in serving this community,” explained John Holmes, who will open Standard Foods this winter with Chef Scott Crawford, and who is also responsible for revitalizing Person Street Plaza. “We’re especially proud of what we’ve accomplished, growing into a unique model of community-supported urban farming,” explained Christopher Rumbley, CEO of Raleigh City Farm. “The support of Raleigh’s extraordinary culinary community has been crucial and Standard Foods, opening directly beside the farm, has the potential to take it up another notch for all of us.” Raleigh City Farm is located at Person Street Plaza at 800 North Blount Street (map).
Harvest Dinner Details
Together, Standard Foods and Raleigh City Farm invite guests to join them Sunday, October 5th for an allvegetable family-style feast on the farm. Just as at Standard Foods, Chef Scott Crawford will let Raleigh City Farm’s fall harvest dictate the menu. Crawford will prepare a diverse selection of fall vegetables – raw, pickled, smoked, braised, and in desserts. This seated, multi-course, family-style dinner, will be paired with wines from neighboring wine retailer, Wine Authorities, who has developed a national reputation for their commitment to small estate, “farmer-grown” wines. Fullsteam Brewery of Durham will be providing plow-to-pint beer for the dinner. They use only local ingredients to give their beer distinct character and because they believe the act of local commerce creates jobs and wealth for North Carolina farmers and food producers.
Yellow Dog Bread with Butter & Pickles
Potato & Peanut Chowder
Smoked Apples, Lacinato Kale, Rosemary Croutons
Pickeld Field Peas, Capers, Radish, Buttermilk, Herbs
Barely & Wheat Berry Risotto
Caramelized Onion, Crispy Mushrooms, Goat Parmesan
Paw Paw Pudding
Salted Butter Cookies, Coconut Cream, Hazelnuts
Orange, Brown Butter, Pecans
Hot & Sour Eggplant
Sweet Pepper, Pac Choi, Thai Basil
For guests seeking a more intimate experience with the farm, they may attend at 5pm for a special program including wine cocktails and snacks, an opportunity to meet Chef Scott Crawford and learn about Standard Foods, and enjoy informative farmer guided tours, prior to the dinner at 6pm, for $200. Tickets for the farm dinner beginning at 6pm are $125. During the dinner, RCF will host a brief auction, including experiences such as a dinner prepared by Chef Crawford in his home, and a wine tasting for 10. All tickets can be purchased through http://raleighcityfarm.brownpapertickets.com.
About Raleigh City Farm
Raleigh City Farm, located at 800 North Blount Street, is a high-production, community-supported, urban farm in the heart of Raleigh. RCF accelerates new farm entrepreneurs through co-location, shared infrastructure, collaborative production planning, co-marketing and distribution. www.raleighcityfarm.org
About Chef Crawford
Inspired to pursue his own restaurant concepts and contribute to the burgeoning downtown Raleigh community, Scott Crawford joined forces with John Holmes to form Nash Square Hospitality and open Standard Foods this fall, and Nash Tavern in 2015. Renowned for elevating regional American cuisine in North Carolina, Crawford is now poised to share his progressive and much more casual, seasonal Southern cuisine with a broader audience, and ultimately, to have a transformative effect on his community. Under Crawford’s direction as Executive Chef at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Herons received the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for the first time, and in 2012, Newsweek named Herons among the “101 Best Places to Eat in the World.” Prior accolades include Esquire’s “Best New Restaurant” which Crawford earned in 2006 at The Georgian Room at The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia. Crawford is also a three-time James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for “Best Chef: Southeast.” Twitter: @chefcrawford; Instagram: @scrawford1340