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May 2013 Homespun ATLFarmers Markets are in full swing by May, and we took full advantage by traveling around Atlanta to source the meal. We shared with our guests where the fresh produce came from and challenged everyone to shop local and taste the difference.  We desire authenticity in life through relationships, work and service.  The same standard can, and should, be set for our food. Here's a look of the evening focusing on the meal. For the full recap, please visit Pilgrim Creative. Enjoy!

Locally Sourced: Woodland Gardens, Crystal Organics, Skylight Farm, Tucker Farms, Pearson Farm, Watsonia Farm, Fry Farm, The Capra Gia Cheese Company


Snacks Lemon White Bean Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Black Pepper Lavosh Roasted Strawberries with Local Goat Cheese on Rosemary Cream Biscuits


First Course Tybee Island Shrimp and Seared Scallops with Spring Beets, Bibb Lettuce, Basil, and Orange Vinaigrette


Entrée Braised Rabbit with Lemon Marsala Glaze with Leeks, Spring Onions, and English Peas Carrot Agnolotti with Asparagus and Thyme Roasted Cauliflower and Broccolini With Parsley and Capers


Dessert Lemon Basil Panna Cotta, Poached Blueberries, Coconut Macaroons

Contributors: Paige Beasley of Pilgrim Creative – Photography // Krista Janos of Blue Eyed Yonder - Table Scape Design + Chair Rentals // Jamie Jimenez of Julia’s Poppies - Paper Goods

Open Invitation: Homespun

So what's the story behind these dinners? Chef Jason Jimenez and myself (his new bride) host monthly gatherings at design studios around Atlanta. We have called it "Homespun ATL," since the gatherings started in homes, and continue to carry a simple, unpretentious feel to each dinner. We source the meal from area farmers, markets, and purveyors to keep it as fresh and local as possible.
Each gathering features a locally sourced meal to include: snacks, communal wine, first course, family style dinner, and finished with coffee + dessert.
The invitation is open to anyone and guests can RSVP until the table fills up. Most hear of the dinners through word of mouth or buzz on social media.  We also invite local creatives to contribute to each dinner with their respective craft-whether design, floral, photography, etc.
Most come in strangers and leave as new-found friends. That's the beauty of the table - it is a wonderful opportunity to organically facilitate community and relationships, bringing people together that otherwise may not have crossed paths.
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Photo Credits
Morgan Blake - Images 3, 6