Join us for a lovely outdoor evening combining fine dining, live entertainment and beautiful scenery while supporting your local, sustainable farming and food community.
Feast on local rabbit from Hallelujah Farms, pig on a spit by Johnston’s Meat Market, goat prepared by Rancho Grande and Moroccan lamb soup along with the local green salad. Then there is Seminole squash and also a sweet potato casserole. There will be another vegetable too. Need to find something for color coordination and locally grown. That is not always easy this time of year.
A friend and I went persimmon picking for Tupelo’s to make us that yummy persimmon bread. Kim will also do pumpkin and pecan pies all with local products. The appetizer table will have some Gulf shrimp from Sandy and Solomon Seafood Market.
Come early at 5:00 PM for a hay ride tour of the farm. Golden Acres Ranch is located in northern Jefferson County. The 68 acres consists of pasture and planted pines.
During the hayride you will see the natural stand of 175 Mayhaw trees that grow in a managed wet area. There are goats, sheep, chickens, guineas, horses and our wonderful Great Pyrenees guardian dogs.
Entertainment this year is by Folksinger, Caleb Vaughn. He will start the evening with some instrumentals in the background. During desert and coffee plan to sit back and join him in song. He wrote this modest bio for us…
“I am an aspiring folksinger, born in Adel, Georgia. Raised in Nashville, Georgia. Been livin’ in Monticello, Florida since I was about fifteen years old. My two favorite performers are Mississippi John Hurt and Woody Guthrie. I’ve played harmonica in a couple of bands in Tallahassee like folk group “Devil’s Kin”. I have met and played with the Ronstadt family a couple of times in Maryland at “Common Ground on the Hill”. Most of the songs that I like to sing are cowboy songs, work songs, children songs, ballads, ol’ gospel, spirituals, sad songs, happy songs, funny songs, songs about trains, moonshine, buffalo skinners, crawdads and chicken. Some songs ya might know and mostly songs ya might not have ever heard before. So if ya do know them, please sing along as loud as ya can!”
Space is limited and available by reservation only. Tickets are $65 and available at the New Leaf Market Service Counter or you can RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW through the PayPal link below. Please feel free to Contact Us and watch our website and blog for updates.
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Directions: ( GPS does not get you to our farm! ) From Tallahassee, take 1-10 E, take exit 225 and turn north to Monticello, or take US-90 E to Monticello. Travel US-19 north through Monticello toward Thomasville. Four miles north of Monticello are caution lights at the entrance of Greyhound Racing JCKC. One mile further is Barnes Rd. Turn right (east) onto Barnes and travel 0.7 of a mile and turn right into our driveway.