2016 Barn Edition
The Feast of the Fields - 2016 Barn Edition event was held on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
2016 BARN EDITION - COMMENTS
There were many wonderful people involved in helping to make the 2016 Feast of the Fields an amazing night for all. First, of course... the chef needs to be thanked. Chef Renee Kelly was awesome. The cuisine was artfully plated and as visually delicious as the actual taste of the food itself. The information she shared about her products and sources was very appreciated by our guests. They FFA students thoroughly enjoyed working with her and her enthusiastic vivacious personality made everyone smile. Thank you Chef Renee!
I always tell the Feast servers that I believe they have the most important job. The FFA students did a fantastic job in this capacity and greatly contributed to the success of the dinner. Hardworking, courteous, and joyful, they will be excellent leaders and spokespeople for the agriculture industry, making those of us who farm feel very proud! I am always thrilled to work with their director Mary Kane and her State FFA Officers! Thank you all!
So grateful to Jan Miller of Steve's Floral for making the tables of our Feast of the Fields event so visually beautiful with live greenery used as a table runner. Equally thankful to Wade and Annette Radina for the amazing, delicious bread that complemented the meal.
We were honored to have at the table this year Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and her husband, Mike Matson.
Other individuals that I also would like to acknowledge with gratitude include Cellist Dr. David Littrell, Photographer Scott Stebner, Sous Chef Daniel Cook, "wine guy" Clayton, and friends and family - Cathy McDonaugh, Megan Whitesell, Amanda Cipriani, Beth McQuade. Especially appreciate the help and support given throughout the organization of this event by my sister-in-law, Kim Mertz.
I hope those of you that attended this year's Feast enjoyed the food, wines and atmosphere! We hope to welcome you back to the table in the future. Thank you all for participating - you were great guests to host!
River Creek Farms