Save the date! Farmhouse Delivery’s 3rd Annual Fais Do-Do Gumbo Cook Off is set for Saturday, March 28th. The 2015 festival returns to Rain Lily Farm and will feature up to 15 teams of gumbo champion hopefuls, a panel of guest judges, and live Cajun music by the Gulf Coast Playboys. Free beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with one vote for the people’s choice award, and unlimited gumbo tastings are included with each ticket purchase. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Creek People.
One of the best parts of what we do is getting to work with creative and enterprising culinary entrepreneurs who are cooking up better choices and a more sustainable and delicious future for our community. We’ve fallen head over heels for the creamy nut milks from MALK, so we were thrilled to sit down with founder August Vega and partner Joel Canada to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their business and hear what keeps them inspired!
Tell us a little about the journey that led you to MALK.
Behind Marianna Peeler’s sweet smile lies a steely commitment to doing things right. She’s soft spoken, but her commitment to raising animals humanely is unshakeable. The birds at Peeler Farms in Floresville never see a cage. They spend their lives on pasture, eating green grass and forage under wide, blue Texas skies. Peeler supplements their feed with a non-GMO blend from Coyote Creek, and her chickens and eggs are some of the highest quality you’ll find anywhere. In addition to poultry products, our lucky customers enjoy Peeler grass fed beef–roasts,
David Burk’s sunny outlook and generous spirit are a daily source of inspiration. Our love affair with farmer Dave and his food-growing ways goes way back. When we started Farmhouse Delivery in 2009, he was one of the first growers to bring us food, and our customers couldn’t get enough of the carefully-tended and harvested greens, root veggies, and herbs he and his partner Melody grew at Montesino Farm in Wimberley. When it came time earlier this year to hire a new full-time farmer, we couldn’t believe our luck: David and Melody were moving back to Central Texas from a stint in the Pacific Northwest,
Amy March is a force of nature. She has a great big smile, seemingly unending energy, and a deep and abiding love for real food. When she opened The Steeping Room several years ago, she wanted to create a menu where no one got “consolation food.” Now with two locations in Austin, her tea houses are a delight to vegetarians, and omnivores alike, offering healthy-but-decadent options for everyone (including tea time treats for those avoiding gluten). We sat down with her last week to talk about what keeps her inspired and cooking.