Over the Weekend-- Happy Memorial Weekend
This past weekend we were proud to be apart of the World Food Championship in New Orleans. The World Food Championship is positioned as "the ultimate food sport." There are 1500 chefs, home cooks and pro teams who compete in various food categories. We got acquainted with the World Food Championship when they were hosting a qualifying event in Orange Beach, Alabama. We were privileged to meet many passionate, food enthusiast who was excited to be competing. Many of them visited us at Flora Bama Farms for some of their secret ingredients. Billy's Bacon, C&D Mill Grits, Black Garlic Market, Amish Butter, and Cheeses were all well represented along with the full array of local fruits and vegetables that we are blessed to carry.
These folks are serious about winning. Our own Sandy Veilleux is serious about helping them. We are all food enthusiast here at "The Farm" but Sandy is the "Foodie in Chief". Sandy, herself, has competed at the World Food Championship. This past year she was a liaison for serval chefs helping them find the perfect ingredient. Chef Robert Mansfield won first place in the steak category at the World Invitational Steak Championship, in Orange Beach. His team received the golden ticket to the food Championship in New Orleans where his team placed fourth in the world. Congratulations to team "Pigs in Zen"!! One of their super spy ingredients was Sandy and Chef Mathew Brown's black garlic.
* Grant King's Farm--Red and White Sweet potatoes
* Ricky Durden--kale
Alabama green plums
Hope you have a great Memorial Weekend. Please take a moment to remember the men and women who have died for our country.