#ProjectLocalThanksgiving Accomplished

In my last post, I wrote about our decision to put a new twist on this year's Thanksgiving celebration.

As an expression of gratitude for the food that nourishes us and the farmers who produce it, we sourced almost 100% of the ingredients for our Thanksgiving meal from within a 30-mile radius of our home (the exceptions being salt, pepper, cinnamon, and baking powder). 

Here's a look at how we did it:

Homegrown salad greens and pickled golden beets with toasted squash seeds from Tudor Hall Farm Market and Shepherd's Whey Creamery goat cheese.

Homegrown salad greens and pickled golden beets with toasted squash seeds from Tudor Hall Farm Market and Shepherd's Whey Creamery goat cheese.

Roasted Green Gate Farm brussels sprouts with crispy Tudor Hall Farm bacon and local chestnuts. 

Roasted Green Gate Farm brussels sprouts with crispy Tudor Hall Farm bacon and local chestnuts. 

Cast Iron Skillet cornbread with Tudor Hall Farm cornmeal, Rainbow Hill Organic Farm eggs, and South Mountain Creamery milk and butter. 

Cast Iron Skillet cornbread with Tudor Hall Farm cornmeal, Rainbow Hill Organic Farm eggs, and South Mountain Creamery milk and butter. 

Roast ducks from Rainbow Hill Organic Farm.  

Roast ducks from Rainbow Hill Organic Farm.  

Roast Tudor Hall Farm potatoes with homegrown parsley, chives, and rosemary. 

Roast Tudor Hall Farm potatoes with homegrown parsley, chives, and rosemary. 

Tudor Hall Farm acorn squash stuffed with Green Gate Farm garlic rosemary sausage and local apples & onion. 

Tudor Hall Farm acorn squash stuffed with Green Gate Farm garlic rosemary sausage and local apples & onion. 

Pumpkin custard made with Tudor Hall Farm pumpkin, South Mountain Creamery milk, Shade's Farm honey and Rainbow Hill Organic Farm eggs.  Baked local apples with local chestnuts and Shade's Farm honey. 

Pumpkin custard made with Tudor Hall Farm pumpkin, South Mountain Creamery milk, Shade's Farm honey and Rainbow Hill Organic Farm eggs. 

Baked local apples with local chestnuts and Shade's Farm honey. 

We feel so fortunate to live in a place where we're surround with such an abundance of incredible local produce, meat, and dairy. Just one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season!