As fall sets in we’re getting really excited about the upcoming Farm to Music event at Riverplains Farm on Saturday, October 22 presented by Mother Earth Meats. The farm opens at 6:00 PM with music from 7:00 â€“ 9:00 PM. Buy tickets HERE.
The sit down concert proves a listening room experience under the open night sky featuring Jennifer Niceley with an opening set from Josh Oliver. Jennifer will be joined by Taylor Coker on upright bass, Josh Oliver on keys, guitars and backing vocals; and Dave Racine on drums. Josh and Dave both appear on Niceley’s “Body + Soul” EP.
Anna Niceley Barreiro, in the style of previous Riverplains Farm to Table dinners, will be cooking outdoors in big iron skillets: locally grown sweet potatoes fried over the open flame, and perfectly seasoned skewers of pastured poultry and pork from Mother Earth Meats. There will be some extra baked goods on hand as well!
On the farm this time of year the air is crisp, the colors of leaf and wild bloom varied and deep. Ripe, orange persimmons are falling from the trees, as are black walnuts, hickory nuts, acorns…the corn in the field is turning brown, the ears getting drier each day. The October sunset with views of House Mountain and Clinch Mountain beyond, in dark blue shadows and pink streaked skies, could not be more stunning. And when darkness comes, there is a special clarity of expanse and constellation…even when the air is cool, it makes you want to stay outside and keep looking up.
Don’t miss this great fall event. Buy tickets HERE.