Today is an exciting day, we have lots of progress ongoing for the food of the Mala Meal! Yesterday we picked up produce from Little Seed Gardens and The Farm at Miller's Crossing. Little Seed Gardens is a 97 acre family run farm located in Chatham, NY and is owned by Willy Denner and Claudia Kenney. They own a CSA and together with their two children they tend vegetables, and cover crops and pasture. The farm at Miller's Crossing, located in the Hudson Valley of New York, is owned by Chris Kashen and Katie Smith. They also own a CSA and grow organic vegetables, plants and flowers as well as raise a small beef herd. Both farms graciously donated ingredients for tomorrow's Mala Meal that are being worked into preparation today.
The menu is shaping up to be coleslaw courtesy of Sarah Bassin, who will also be performing the gong ceremony during the Mala Meal, and a wheat berry salad courtesy of our friend Chef Robin McKay. In addition to this we are also preparing beet salad, zucchini salad, roasted fingerling potatoes and roasted kabucha squash, all made from local ingredients! Phillip Patterson is also working on baking bread made from Wild Hive Farm grain, sourced in Columbia County. And on Wednesday we received 108 brownies from Greyston Bakery, located in Yonkers, NY. Everything is coming together beautifully, it should be a fantastic event tomorrow! Hope to see you there!