October 16, 4pm on the farm. It’s a Sukkoth Potluck Supper! Please join us!
Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, is a holiday of celebration as we remember God’s protection of His people while they were in the desert prior to entering the Promised Land. God in his mercy provided a cloud of glory to protect and cover the Israelites in the desert. For this holiday we build a booth or sukkoth, referring to a temporary dwelling reminiscent of the tents the Jews lived in during their wilderness time.
We all go through times of transition and uncertainty in our lives. Sukkot reminds us to be thankful in those times, because it is in those difficulties and uncertainties that God provides for us, protects, and gently leads us.
Subkot is a joyful feast, not unlike our Thanksgiving!
How Do You Celebrate Sukkot?
Because Sukkot is a feast of thanksgiving for God’s protection and provision, we are commanded to rejoice! Here’s how we celebrate:
We eat outside in booths or tents. Sometimes, depending on the weather, we even sleep in them!
We feast! It’s a great time for enjoying the abundance of the harvest.
We light candles, remembering our ancestors, saying their names.
Will you join us on Sunday? We’ll be in the backyard under the sukkah (the tent!). Please bring a dish to share. Dessert will be provided.
Last night we had a farm-to-table dinner to express our gratitude to a few people who made our first year of full-time farming possible. It was by no means an exhaustive guest list. We wish we could have hosted every single person for whom we are grateful this year. But, we narrowed it down to a few who have been so instrumental that we truly don’t know how we could have made it through this year without them.
We started preparing weeks ago by looking at what would be available from the farm in mid-September. And we planned accordingly so that as much as possible we could feast directly from the source! The menu turned out beautifully. This time of year–with all the root vegetables and rich flavors–is my very favorite.
We did four courses.
Warm Beets with candied walnuts, feta, and tarragon olive oil
Homemade rosemary and garlic whole wheat artisan bread
Individual Lasagna with grass-fed beef and goat meat
Cheesecake with cultured cream cheese
Blackberries with a raspberry brandy reduction
Coffee or tea
It was a lovely evening, with lovely people. People who have inspired us, lent us many hands in days of hard work, provided encouragement and advice and support in so many ways. The dinner, though simple, was just our way of saying ThankYouMorePlease. We can’t say THANK YOU enough. Where would we be without you all?
Ingredients in the meal that we grew or raised or had some part in bringing to life:
Are you curious about this farm thing the Gombojavs are doing?
Are you wondering what exactly pastured-based farming is?
Are you a CSA member or farmstand customer and want to see how your food is being grown?
Do you just like our company because we’re pretty cool peeps?
If you answered yes to any of these questions come on out June 18! We’ll be giving a farm tour, answering your questions, give you a chance to pet the baby animals, and some farm fresh eats, too! Come join us!