Dinner on the Prairie - Prairie Fruits Farm

Sunday evening, we experienced a unique treat - dinner on the prairie with friends.

Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery is an organic farm, promoting sustainability and locally sourced food. In addition to peaches, apples, berries, and other produce, they raise goats and make their own cheeses.

A couple years ago, they started offering Dinners on the Farm, featuring locally sourced food, served outside along backdrop of the farm and prairie.

We were invited to last Sunday's dinner and while we didn't dine outside (they have a pole barn now for the chillier weather), it was a wonderful experience.

We arrived an hour before dinner, to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a tour of the farm and gardens. It was a perfect fall evening, a light breeze and warm for the end of October.

No al Fresco Dining Tonight
This is the dining area for the outdoor dinners. We are going to have to come back next season.

We got to see the goats. Lisa is the one responsible for arranging tonight's dinner. She's a great friend (and loves the goats).
The Goats

We roamed around the gardens, encouraged to nibble from the plants. We gathered around these tomato plants and ate them right off the vine - there's nothing better than sweet cherry tomatoes.
Gathered Around

Especially with some wine.
Enjoy the Evening

With the sun setting, we gathered inside for dinner. Tonight's menu - salad course with fresh goat cheese, honey-fried chicken, shells and cheese, braised broccoli and pecan tart for dessert.
Dinner in the Barn
First Course
Decadent

Lively conversation ensued.
Lively

A lovely evening out with friends.
Dinner Out

Sun Setting

Oh yeah, after stuffing ourselves, we bought some fresh gelato and goat cheese. It's all gone now.

Linked to Wordful Wednesday at Parenting by Dummies and Seven Clown Circus

urban muser  – (October 26, 2011 at 8:29 AM)  

that looks like an amazing farm-to-table experience!

Stacy Uncorked  – (October 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM)  

That looks like an amazing experience I would truly enjoy! Love all the shots! :)

Vibrant - and Goofy - Fall

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