In Michigan, a Farm-to-Table Feast
The farm-to-table movement in this country has been a huge inspiration for those focusing on American-made products. Living in Michigan, where there are so many independent farmers, gives so much opportunity to have true farm-to-table experiences.
I was recently invited to a dinner at Bare Knuckle Farm, in Northport, to taste firsthand what Michigan has to offer. The five-course meal, hosted in a pole barn in the middle of the property, featured fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables that were picked that morning from the surrounding fields, pork from hogs raised on the farm property, and a cheese pairing from nearby Idyll Farms (see my last post). Each plate showcased different aspects of the area’s rich and diverse agriculture—as well as owner Abra’s prowess in a makeshift barn kitchen!
The evening was capped off with cups of coffee at sunset, sipped while exploring some of the built-by-hand greenhouses that have allowed the farm to survive its fifth (and harshest yet) Northern Michigan winter.
Photos: Courtesy of Daniel Caudill