We were so fortunate to have a visit from Townes, who apprenticed with us several years ago. And also hung out with some guests from China…
We had the best time this past weekend with a visit from Townes, who is incredibly inspiring to us. He is the founder of Lenny Boy brewery in Charlotte, who was voted among the “Best Entrepreneurs” in the southeast under 40!!! As many of you know, we don’t get away from the farm often, because we have livestock and greenhouses that need 24×7 care. So we are extremely appreciative when our friends take time out of their schedule to visit us.
The same night Townes arrived, we had some guests check-in from China, who inquired about purchasing a farm fresh meal cooked by the farmers. When they booked, we told them that we had a friend vising so we couldn’t possibly make them a farm fresh meal, but that we’d stock their refrigerator with farm fresh goodness. However, when they arrived, they didn’t know how to grill and weren’t too familiar with working the stove in the camper. Needless to say, we invited them down to the barn for a farm fresh meal of grilled eggplant, squash, sausage. In addition, snacks of salsa and bruechetta. So, thanks Annie’s Bakery for the delicious bread that we shared with our guests!!!
While our neighbor Dave, who is an international award winning brewer, met Townes while fetching his CSA Share. So he and Betty joined us for a night of fun with home brews and discussions about brewing, life in China, and farm fresh goodness. The point is, when 2 brewers get together, there is no other thing in the world that is exciting outside of brewing.
Needless to say, we are considering becoming the farmer for Lenny Boy’s Brewing Company!!! We will keep you informed as this exciting relationship continues.