Guests joined us November 1, 2013 for this unique culinary experience. Celebrated Chef Jesse Griffiths prepared an elegant five course home-style dinner in the fields at The Citadel in Brenham, Texas.
Guests dined with the local farmers who have provided the foods and enjoy a Harvest of delicious cuisine grown within fifty miles of their plate. Live music, local wine samplings and featured folk artists gave guests a memorable event.
Chef JESSE GRIFFITHS embodies the forefront of the new hunting-cooking movement. He has gained national praise for his strictly local butcher shop and supper clubs (Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Country Living, Garden & Gun) and his series of practical hunting schools are the first of their kind. In less than a year, they have drawn students from around the country and have gained attention from the New York Times, Texas Monthly, and others.
Jesse was nominated as Food & Wine's The People's Best New Chef in 2011, and is the owner and chef of Dai Due with his life/ work partner, Tamara Mayfield. The couple received Austin's Edible Communities Local Hero award in 2012. Jesse is the author of Afield: A chef's guide to preparing and cooking wild game and fish, a James Beard Award finalist in 2013.
Farmer BRAD STUFFLEBEAM "A pioneer of the local food movement in the Lone Star State" (Texas Agriculture Magazine) and 2012 recipient of the Houston Mayor's Award: Champion of Food Justice, has been a professional organic horticulturist in Texas since 1991, the past President of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA), current USDA Council Member of Southern SARE, Board Member for the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and a full-time farmer in Washington County Texas.
Brad has been an educator and organizer for many of the largest organic farming events in Texas. Brad and his wife Jenny own HOMEsweetFARM serving their local community and the Houston area through a unique Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program and a Market in downtown Brenham. Featured in numerous articles and books, his enthusiasm and passion for local food has inspired others in their quest for real food.