Here it is, almost Christmas, and Yokna Bottoms Farm still has food on forks all over town! One of the joys of farming in Mississippi – you just might have a field of lovely lettuce in December…
Yokna Bottoms’ beautiful mixed lettuces, collard greens, broccoli, kale, spinach, green onions, Brussels sprouts, and Jerusalem artichokes can be found on the menu at Oxford Canteen, Snackbar, City Grocery, Living Foods, My Michelle’s, Ravine and even Bramlett Elementary!
Sunny Young and Good Food for Oxford Schools crew served up samples of Yokna Bottoms lettuce during lunch on Tuesday.
Sunny Young, Chili Judge
In addition, locally-sourced ingredients dominated at Gaining Ground’s Solstice Showdown Chili Cookoff! This fantastic event drew CSA members, market customers, farmers, and chefs and the results were a deliciously good time. Local veggies, meats, dairy and grains were featured in an impressive array of chili recipes, including Doug’s Yokna Bottoms Green Chili Stew and Chef Corbin Evans’ Pigs Head Pozole Verde.
Doug with farm friend Greg Johnson
(Super-talented) Chef Corbin
And finally…Named Favorite Local Farm in the Local Voice’s 2015 Local Favorites Awards, Yokna Bottoms found itself in good company, alongside other winners Brown Dairy, Woodson Ridge, Bost Farms, and Canebreak Farm!
Big week, good year for local food. Our thanks to everyone in Oxford’s farming/sustainability community.
Keep on Growing!