Local Ingredients: Lynchburg Beef by Farrar Farm

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Lynchburg Beef by Farrar Farm

The greatest part about catering– really, the reason you opted for it in the first place– is that the food simply appears. You have fifty hungry clients or two hundred slightly sauced wedding guests, and voila, an amazing meal appears before you. STF Events & Catering loves providing that service for you, but for us the food doesn’t magically appear in our kitchen. Instead we obsessively shop for the best ingredients so that your clients and guests aren’t only wowed by your hosting skills but by the food itself.

If you’ve watched any cooking channel shows you know one thing: good ingredients are vital to good food. Duh. It’s easy to see in your own cooking at home, in restaurants, and definitely in catered food. At STF we take ingredients seriously because we really freaking love good food. And when we’re given the opportunity to buy local ingredients for our food, we’re over the moon.

Taste of Rutherford event
Taste of Rutherford event
Taste of Rutherford Keftedes
Keftedes at Taste of Rutherford

After a fortuitous meeting at the Murfreesboro Farmer’s Market (where we both have regular tents), STF Events & Catering and Lynchburg Beef by Farrar Farm made plans to pair up in the future. The opportunity came to do so for the Taste of Rutherford, an event that celebrated all of the amazing local eateries and caterers in Rutherford County.

Chef Eleni used Lynchburg Beef by Farrar Farm to create Keftedes with Tzatziki and marinated tomatoes. We mentioned we don’t do boring food right? None of that is allowed in or out of our kitchen! Keftedes are, in simple terms, Greek meatballs, and you cannot go wrong with them! Our Greek appetizers are always a huge hit, but these Keftedes were only enhanced by the delicious and local Lynchburg Beef.

Lynchburg Beef by Farrar Farm is a beef cattle farm found in Flat Creek, Tennessee which is just down the road from Lynchburg, Tennessee. Jeff Farrar and Mark Farrar, the current owners, aren’t new to the cattle farm scene either; Farrar Farm was established by their great-great grandfather, James Frankin Farrar, in 1851 and has been run by the family ever since. Committed to letting their herds roam in the pastures, Farrar Farm cattle are primarily grass fed. The Farrar brothers, however, do treat their cattle to the occasional snack of spent mash from local distilleries.

If you’re a beef lover you can find the Lynchburg Beef by Farrar Farm tent at the Murfreesboro Farmer’s Market… or you can talk to us about adding our amazing Keftedes to your next catering order!

You can find out more about Lynchburg Beef at Farrar Farm on their Facebook page.

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