This past Saturday, the Blount County Farm City Committee, which I happen to be the chairman of, held the first annual "Taste of Blount County."
We pre-sold tickets for $20 dollars, with all proceeds going towards the Blount County Young Farmer's Scholarship. Tickets were sold using word of mouth, Facebook, email, and available at local Alfa Insurance offices and Snead Ag.
Local farmers donated fresh produce, honey, jelly, etc. The Cattleman's Association donated beef and a local poultry company donated chicken. A menu was created and a local chef prepared the food. We had awesome sponsors and donors for door prizes too.
We couldn't decorate the tables as pretty as we would've liked because of the darn wind, but I think it still looked pretty snazzy.
Everyone registered for a chance to win door prizes.
Then it was time to eat!
We served tea, lemonade, and water. We went through lots of that because boy, it was hot!
For dessert, we served fresh watermelon, cantaloupe, and blackberries. We also had 30 gallons of homemade peach and strawberry ice cream courtesy of Snead Ag!
While we ate, a local band, Southern Pride, entertained us.
We had almost 70 in attendance, which I thought was great for our first ever event like this! I would like to thank everyone who bought tickets, sponsored, donated, and the Blount Farm City Committee who worked hard, especially Brandy who did most of the heavy lifting and running around because this chubby, pregnant lady couldn't! Looking forward to next year!