Tour de Farm 2015 – Slow Food First Coast 11/30/15

According to Slow Food First Coast. The Slow Food First Coast Tour de Farm 2015 provides the community with a first-look into the fall harvest and an opportunity to learn about our local food system. Join us – and folks from across the First Coast – to see where your food comes from and meet the farmers who produce it!

Take part in the Slow Food First Coast journey to strengthen the connection between local food, strong farms and healthy communities. Individuals, families, cyclists, groups and businesses are invited to sample delicious ‘farm to fork’ dishes prepared by local chefs and artisans, attend educational workshops, enjoy a walking tour of the farms, plus much more.

I heard about the Tour de Farm when I was shopping at Native Sun. I have always wanted to go to Black Hog Farm and Cognito Farm. My friend Kristen was shooting the Tour de Farm for Slow Food First Coast so I tagged along. The plan was hit 5 farms, but we ended up hitting 4. Enjoy the pictures!

All pictures were taken by Kristen Penoyer
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1st stop: Cognito Farm

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We were literally in the field face to face with these cows. I felt like a bull fighter, not going to lie I was kinda scared. The field had land mines spread throughout AKA huge piles of cow shit. It was like Saving Private Ryan out there.

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Eat mor chikin

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Showing Cognito Farm’s pigs

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Cognito Farms bacon

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Signing up at Coginito Farm

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Chef Tom Gray from Moxie in the lab

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Mise en place

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Pork Schnitzel: Cognito Farm Pork, “Redneck Risotto”, Smokey Tomatoes, Chow Chow, and Upland Cress

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This kid was helping sell veggies. I bought some Bok Choy because we literally watched them pull it out of the ground and my parents love it. The lady told me about his hustle mentality and I tipped him a buck. His face lit up. I remember being young and hustle focused. I use to iron my money so it was crispy and then I would wad it together mob style with a rubber band….thug life.

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Bok Choy picking at Urban Folk Farm

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Squad

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Fruits of their labor

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Some Lord of the Rings Hobbit boot plants

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Farm to table: Francis Mallman style

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Hunger games

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Sweet Potato

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This guy was selling venus fly traps. I should of bought one!

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Tractor tour

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Kids farming middlins

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Chef Sean van den Berg from Orsay serving the good stuff

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Conagree Farms Rice Middlins, North Carolina Flounder, and Shrimp Étouffée

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Not going to lie, I went back in line twice. Then, we went to Orsay for happy hour.

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