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TableSeats up to 6 people
Black Farmers Market presents
The next Grazefully Rooted dining experience will be on June 19, 2021. Details about menu, chefs, farmers, and venue will be available soon.
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Though the holidays look different this year, it is still the perfect time to commune with family and friends. So gather your favs and join us at First Fruits Farm for our second farm to table experience. You will enjoy a trolley tour of the 1000 acre farm, 5-course dinner prepared by Virginia & Co, and a chance to learn from Black farmers in our area. Dinner will be served inside a heated barn.
Get there early to check out the Black Farmers’ Holiday Market from 12 pm to 2 pm.
“Everyone knows Love is best shared…Loving our neighbor is the goal. And although we are not perfect, we aim to build relationships with those in our community: to give, to love and to grow.”
– The Browns
Amazing Graze Barn began with Tay and Jason Brown as they celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at the barn. Their farm, First Fruits Farm, was started to share the love of Christ and aid in hunger relief in Eastern NC.
Chef Natelege’s earliest memories of cooking began as a little girl as she sat and watched in awe of her own mother Helen, her grandmother Virginia and great aunt’s Reval and Saluda in their private sanctuaries, their kitchens. Virginia & Co., her full service catering company was birthed from her desire to share her joy of cooking and the healing she experienced through cooking. Her style of cooking has been molded by her culture, travels, and the people she has met along the way.
“Virigina & Co does an amazing job. The food is always delicious and the presentation is out of this world! Delicious and beautiful!!”
– K. Dixon
** Vegan options are available for every course except dessert
SMOKED CHEDDAR STUFFED MAAKOUDA
Maakouda is native to Morocco and is a popular street food through ought North Africa. Here it is cooked as a savory beignet stuffed with smoked cheddar cheese and served Black Garlic Dipping Sauce.
BLOOD ORANGE SHRUB
PURPLE SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH SALTED MUSHROOMS
COLLARD GREEN SALAD
Massaged Collard Green Salad with Champagne Soaked Kumquats, Finely Chopped Dates, Aged Pecorino Romano Cheese and Orange Honey Vinaigrette
** Main served with skillet honey cornbread.
CHERMOULA GRILLED CHICKEN
Grilled Chicken with Chermoula (A North African Marinade/Cousin of Chimichurri) served with Corn and Pickled Okra Salsa and Confetti Rice
PLANTAIN PUDDING WITH MBATA COOKIE CRUMBLE
Afro Caribbean spin on a Southern Classic. Bananas are substituted with ripe Plantains. Creamy Plantain Pudding mix with hints of Banana Liqueur and topped with a Classic Malawian Mbabta Cookie Crumble (Sweet Potato Cookie)
To ensure participant and staff safety, we will practice CDC recommended safety protocols including social distancing and wearing masks when not eating.
Tables available to seat up to 6 people. Dinner will be served inside family style (only sharing with people who are seated at your table). Dinner is adult only. Participants must be able to climb a flight of stairs to access the dinner venue within the barn.
Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when you complete the registration form.
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