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Finding Good Eats at the Farmer’s Table November 24, 2008

Posted by smooregasbord in Around Town, Eco/Green, Food.
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ff_the-spreadI apologize for the lack of posts lately. Work has gotten the best of me over the last two weeks, but hopefully the Thanksgiving holiday will give me a little time to play catch up!

My friend, Nicole, told me about Founding Farmers a while back after reading about it in the Daily Candy newsletter. As fellow Southerners, we can appreciate the food that Founding Farmers offers on their extensive menu. During Casey’s mom’s visit, we stopped by for lunch after our tour of the Capitol. Since it was lunch and we didn’t want to roll ourselves home in a wheelbarrow, we opted to try several small plates…except for Casey, who we all know has a tapeworm and eats big-man portions! We tried the roasted tomato soup, devil-ish eggs, ramos house fried green tomatoes, potato chips and dip (only because one of the dips was pimiento cheese), and the expert cheese taster cheese plate. Casey ordered the rustic chicken pot pie and nibbled off of the small plates too (did I mention the tapeworm). The food was fantastic! I love deviled eggs, but I have a serious dark spot in my heart for celery. The fact that celery was in the deviled eggs…well, you know where this is going. The cheese plate was the best ever!! There were even a couple of cheeses from Thomasville, GA. The honeycomb that accompanied the plate complimented all of the cheeses that were included especially the bayley hazen blue cheese (VT).

ff_cheese-plateBesides serving up good eats, they are also serving our environment a healthy dose of green. The physical structure is LEED certified. They use solar power and reclaimed wood among many other things. Their operation is eco-friendly: they recycle, they’re energy efficient, they use recycled paper products, and reusable glass carafes for serving water. True to their name, the food served at this restuarant comes straight from the farmer and the taste and quality proves to be the best part of all.

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