Custom Menus for Wheelhouse's On Farm Dinner at Brookfield Farm

We're feeling those fall vibes and think it's about time we show you the work we've done for our friends at Wheelhouse. You're gonna hear about them in the next few posts because we've been lucky enough to do a couple rounds of custom work with them AND because they catered Kate's wedding! For now, we'll start at the beginning with our menu contribution to their On Farm Dinner. 

Wheelhouse is a farm-based caterer and food truck in Amherst, Massachusetts committed to increasing access to sustainably grown produce. 

From left to right: Hillary Weber - Wheelhouse General Manager, Jake Mazar - Owner, Will Van Heuvelen - Owner

From left to right: Hillary Weber - Wheelhouse General Manager, Jake Mazar - Owner, Will Van Heuvelen - Owner

Each year Wheelhouse hosts dinners on the farms where the food was grown. At these events guests hear directly from the farmers about the food growing process, from Wheelhouse chefs about their inspiration for the menu, and most importantly, get to enjoy eating the bounty of the harvest. 

Brookfield Farm's Manager, Zoe Abrams takes dinner guests on a tour of the farm. 

Brookfield Farm's Manager, Zoe Abrams takes dinner guests on a tour of the farm. 

We excitedly attended their Feast in the Fields at Brookfield Farm last October, the farm from which Kate has a CSA share, and had the privilege of designing a menu for the evening. We kept the design simple, modern, and fresh: 

Menu design - Of Note Stationers, Ceramic Plate - ShanMan Clay Co. , Photograph - Paul Rutherford Photography

Menu design - Of Note Stationers, Ceramic Plate - ShanMan Clay Co. , Photograph - Paul Rutherford Photography

But the food really stole the show. The Apple cider beignets were out of this world! Here are some of our favorite shots from the evening:

Photography by Natalie Hebert

Stay tuned for more of our custom work with Wheelhouse and our eventual post about Kate's wedding!

Until the next note, 

Kate and Isabel

 

Food for Thought: The Importance of Reaching Out

I hadn't heard from a couple of my friends in a while. I didn't think much of it because it's the end of summer and everyone's busy enjoying themselves outside while they can.

As my days have begun to slow down I decided to check in. I sent two simple "how are you?" texts and was reminded of how much insight you can gain, if you step out of your own busy-ness, and extend the kindness of these three small yet genuine words.

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These words provided the open space that each of my friends needed to share what was really going on. I found out that they were both far from well and was saddened to think of them weathering storms I didn't know were on the horizon.

But now I know. I know because I reached out. Now I can be the support they need.

Who haven't you heard from in a while? Who could you reach out to, to check in on, to let them know you are thinking of them? Here are some cards we'll be using to re-connect and some that I'll be using to support my lovely ladies.  

Until the next note, 

Kate