Was it all a dream? Last night was nothing short of amazing…
We’re thankful to every single person who lent their time and talents to make A Steward’s Dinner memorable…the farmers who grew, raised, and donated the food, some of Dallas’ best chefs who prepared beautifully creative dishes with the local ingredients, and all of the guests who joined together to make it an incredible night of community around the table.
We’d like to extend a special thank-you to the Dallas media who helped us get the word out and the guys at Four Corners Brewing Co. for letting us use their facility which was perfect for the event. Definitely try their local brews…great stuff!
Salatin talked about the USDuh (USDA) like a punk rocker talks about the man, and his jokes got some chuckles and whoops from the crowd. But when he spun the seemingly infinite amount of microbes contained in two fistfuls of dirt into a metaphor for God, the whole room went so quiet you could hear a single leaf of parsley drop. – The Dallas Observer City of Ate
We entered through the makeshift barn doors and an immediate wave of camaraderie passed over us…It seemed as though we were all on some magical food team together and couldn’t wait to share our encouragement and passion for sustainable living practices. – D Magazine Sidedish
Last night, supporters swapped suggestions and recipe ideas from the culinary adventurousness that Urban Acres inherently imposes. Have 3 pounds of kohlrabi and no idea how to cook it? Consult the internet, ask a neighbor, make a new friend. Swap and share. Try something unusual for a change. – Pegasus News
Here’s what some guests had to say about the event…
Best food ever cooked for me by someone other than my mother or grandmothers.
It was so awesome guys. Was so blessed to be there.
Amazing. Beautiful. Fun. All these and more!
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And here are a few photos…more to come soon!
The menu, perfectly illustrated by Graham Dodds’ wife, Marissa
Four Corners Brewing Co. – setting up
A Steward’s Dinner T-shirts
The tables are set…
Overhead view…on the left is a group of Urban Acres farmers talking with Joel Salatin
The guests start arriving…
Oak Cliff Coffee espresso slingin’
UA Director of Operations Joe Chou with wife Kathe
UA Founder Steven Bailey with sustainability guru Liz Goulding
UA Customer Service Rep Andrea Stewart and UA co-owner Christine Bailey
UA co-owner/Executive Director Mark Bowlin with wife Stephanie
UA Marketing Director Brandon Perez with Iginia Boccalandro from Carbon Economy Series
Chefs Graham Dodds and Chad Houser addressing the crowd on sourcing local food
Joel Salatin sharing about what it means to be a steward