Next week, Geisert Farms is hosting its first farm-to-table dinner in a series of fall dinners at its Farm To You Market in Washington, Missouri.
Owners Todd Geisert and Katie Geisert reached out to the pantheon of local chefs they work with and organized four "true farm-to-table" dinners. The first, on Sept. 27, is helmed by chef Colleen Clawson, co-owner of Milque Toast (a housemade milk and toast bar that opened in South City last year).
"I've worked with her for a long time, ever since she was at Big Sky [Cafe]," Geisert tells Feast.
The first dinner's menu is sourced from Farm To You Market's extensive selection of fresh, local groceries from no more than 200 miles away. Clawson's five-course dinner includes creamed curry butternut squash soup, spiced lamb lettuce cups, popcorn-crusted chicken, cider-braised pork shoulder and cinnamon vanilla bread pudding.
Each course is paired with a beverage, including wines from Kuenzel Valley Winery in New Haven, Missouri and a saison from Crane Brewing Co. in Raytown, Missouri. Guests will be seated at group tables in the market's eating area described as a "barnyard cafe."
The three following dinners will be held Oct. 11, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 and their chefs, respectively, are Chris Bork of Vista Ramen, Tara Lansangan of The Mud House and Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath (which was voted Restaurant of the Year in last year's Feast 50).
Geisert says the previous three dinners they've held have sold out. The upcoming dinners will seat 45, and reservations can be made by phone (844.682.2266) or email (email@example.com). The cost is $60 plus tax and gratuity.
Farm to You Market, 5025 Old Highway 100, Washington, Missouri, 844.682.2266, farmtoyoumarket.com