Harvey and Thistle is one of my favorite editorial projects of the season! What’s not to love about blending farm-fresh, healthy food and connection through community?
And, I must confess, the farm-to-table concept also happens to be a personal passion of mine.
As many of you know, my family owns a little homestead with acreage here in Colorado. It’s where I spend time when I’m not be-bopping all over the state for work. We have a 2,000 square food garden, 15 chickens, and four beehives on the property, which enables us to connect with the land in a deeper way and source some of our own food. It’s a great feeling to walk outside your door and collect a little farm-fresh something!
So when foodie cuisine queens Sarena and Kingsley created Harvey and Thistle (the best pop up farm dinners at a boutique winery in Northern California), and asked me to document the table experience they create for their clients, I said YES before I took my very next breath!
Sarena and Kington work exclusively with local farmers to source fresh produce and meat, offering their clients the best of everything local that’s in season. These ladies are dedicated to creating a true farm-to-table menu complete with beautiful dishes that highlight so much more than great taste.
Between bright red raspberries, fresh, crisp lettuce, rich green peas and play time with the sweet farm animals, this photo shoot steals a glimpse into the family-like vibe Harvey and Thistle generate just by following their personal passion for excellent, locally-sourced goodness that’s fresh, pesticide-free and dangerously tasty.
A big thanks Beet Generation Farms for letting us feature your produce in the shoot! Be sure to check them out at Sebastopol farmer markets.
This is only part one of a two-part post on this dynamic duo! Keep an eye out for the next installment of their story featuring behind-the-scenes images of food preparation for delicious, amazing dinner.