Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Harvest Moon Flower Farm

It's safe to say that Sunday night was one of the best dates Ryan and I have been on during our six-year long relationship.  I visit our local farmers market every Saturday morning {well, at least on the weekends that I am not out of town for a wedding} and always stop by the sweetest flower seller named Linda's stall.  About a month ago as I was purchasing a bouquet from Linda, I started asking her more about the flowers.  She explained to me that her and her husband own a flower farm about an hour and a half outside of Indianapolis, and while it is not open to the public, she told me that they were having a Farm-to-Table Dinner in July in the middle of their flower farm.  Well as you can imagine I came running home to Ryan to see if he was interested, which he was, so we purchased tickets and anxiously awaited our trip out to the country.

On Sunday afternoon we started the drive to the farm, passing through quaint towns and miles upon miles of cornfields.  We arrived at Harvest Moon Flower Farm and were completely awe-struck by the beauty.  A small farm surrounded by gorgeous rolling fields, we were surrounded by thousands of flowers in every hue of the rainbow.  Linda and her husband welcomed the small group to the farm with appetizers {tomato gazpacho, carrot salad, and goat cheese and beet souffle} and drinks {homemade teas and an amazing whiskey sour made from a local distillery}.  They explained that they purchased the land over 25 years ago and since then have turned the flower farm into a successful family business.  

From there it was on to tour the farm.  Linda taught us about their sustainable farming methods {most of which are organic} and the business of flowers.  She showed us species after species of colorful blooms, allowing time for questions, photos, and simply admiring the beauty of Southern Indiana.  After the tour it was on to the main event, dinner!

We dined under a tent surrounded by flowers listening to a musician play the banjo.  Local chefs created a wonderful gourmet picnic spread using all local ingredients.  Favorites included a creme fraiche chicken salad served on miniature house-made challah rolls with watermelon compote, a delicious local bean salad, and vegetable skewers.  For dessert we ate homemade angel food cake with fresh summer berry sauce and the most delicious peach ice cream that had just been churned that afternoon.  After our meal we sat by the fire listening to music and watching the sunset.  

It was an absolutely wonderful evening surrounded by good food, people, and flowers.  For a city-dweller like myself it was a much-needed evening away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  It's amazing how a few hours of fresh country air can refresh the soul.  I hope you enjoy my photos half as much as I enjoyed visiting the Harvest Moon Flower Farm!

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12 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous! and the food... I live close to farm area but still I'm sure it doesn't compare to actually living on a farm. Grass always greener :)

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    1. i know, living on a farm seems so peaceful :)

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  2. This is absolutely something I would have LOVED. So happy for you that you got to go and experience all of the goodness!

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    1. thanks girl! i know you would have loved it too :)

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  3. This is something that I would absolutely love to do! This farm is stunning and your photography captures the beauty in a very elegant way :)

    Nicole
    www.eleganceandclutter.com

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  4. I am so jealous! This sounds amazing! Will they do this again? If so I want to come visit!

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    1. i don't think until next year at this particular, but i will do some research to see if there is anything else like this going on around here :)

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  5. Gorgeous photography. The farm looks so inviting, the flowers so beautiful. And the food...yum. Glad you had such a wonderul time

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  6. This type of thing is one of the reasons I miss living on the west coast sometimes. Hee hee it also reminded me of an episode of Portlandia with Jason Sudakis sooooo funny!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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    1. LOL i know that episode you're talking about, too funny!!

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