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Middleton Place to Host “Stewards of the Soil” Events in October



On Friday, October 25th, guests are invited to join in for a special evening at Middleton Place benefiting the Middleton Place Organic Farm to kick-off the Stewards of the Soil: Fall Festival. The latter takes place on Saturday, October 26th.

The Friday collaborative dinner, with Middleton Place Restaurant Executive Chef Chris Lukic and special guest Chef BJ Dennis, includes roasted local oysters and champagne followed by a five-course meal featuring vegetables from the on-site certified organic farm accompanied by seafood and meats.

Here’s a look at the evening’s menu:

Amuse Bouche of Roasted Local Oysters and Champagne Upon Arrival

First Course – Roasted Root Vegetable Salad – roasted turnips, carrots, radish, and beets, M.P. salad mix & tahini dressing

Second Course – Okra and Patty Pan/Peter Pan Squash Gumbo – okra, squash, carrot & turnip gumbo accompanied by fresh local sweet shrimp

Third Course – Carrot and Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Grit Cake – carrot puree, braised E.F.D. cabbage & M.P. farmers salad accompanied by pan seared local grouper

Fourth Course – Trio of Cauliflower – roasted cauliflower, cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower & sautéed mustard greens accompanied by 12 hr. braised oxtail

Fifth Course – Beet and Thyme Pound Cake – beet and thyme cake, carrot crème anglaise, golden beet sorbet, honey tuille

Tickets are $125 ($100 for Foundation members). Beverage pairings can be added on at the dinner for an additional cost.

The event also include music by the Marshgrass Mamas, a popular all-female bluegrass band from Johns Island. Click here for more info.

On Saturday, October 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Middleton Place Organic Farm will celebrate all of the things grown, harvested, and enjoyed in the Lowcountry during the Stewards of the Soil: Fall Festival. Attendees can take a hayride to the farm for tours and demonstrations including a wild edibles walk, home composting, and a conversation about honey bees. You can enjoy festival food and local craft beer and shop with local vendors for all your garden’s needs and fresh groceries.

The festival includes:

  • Demonstrations
    • beekeeping
    • backyard gardening
    • composting
    • biochar
    • walk-behind tractor and hand tools
    • wild edibles
  • Lectures
    • reemergence of historic crops
    • indigo dyeing
  • Activities
    • cooking demos
    • farm tours
    • games for kids

The Stewards of the Soil Fall Festival is free to the public – general admission to Middleton Place is not required. Click here for more info.



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