|Joseph and Jennifer Metzger on their wedding day|
Since the bridal couple lives in Alaska but were tying the knot in Elk County, Pennsylvania, much of the planning fell to the parents of the bride and the parents of the groom. And when the parents of the groom are organic farmers, you can imagine where this is heading!
But first, one must find a caterer who is up to the challenge of preparing wild-caught salmon and moose from Alaska and vegetables that still bear traces of the soil in which they were grown. Meet Ben Samick of Just Ben's Catering.
And so the menu was set - Salmon (with choice of two sauces served on the side so the exquisite taste of the fish stands on its own), Alaskan Moose Roast and Moose Sandwiches. That takes care of the protein side of the menu.
For the vegetables, the bride and groom chose an assortment of vegetables grown right here on the Metzger Heritage Farm.
|Beets - a selection of Chioggia, Detroit Dark Red, Golden|
|Mixed salad greens grown in our high tunnel|
|Tomatoes complemented the salad - golden, red and black cherry|
|Carrots are always delicious - especially when used in a|
carrot cake baked by the bride's mother
|Green beans were also grown in the high tunnel for an October harvest|
|A colorful potato assortment|