I belong to a local garden club and had made arrangements for a local Master Naturalist to talk to our group about the Master Naturalist program. We met at our county AgLIFE Extension office and had a great presentation.
At many of our meetings we have a presentation, business meeting and a light lunch. Throughout the year we have a sign-up sheet and 2-3 “hostesses” bring the light lunch and refreshments to each meeting. When we go on a field trip we will find a restaurant in that area and eat there.
I do not eat out a lot, pretty rarely actually. Only in the past year have I really started to pay attention and learn about local restaurants that are using and preparing locally grown produce and meat. So when I was looking for a restaurant in New Braunfels that might fit that bill, I found Liberty Bistro.
It put a smile on my face to read the “About Us” section on their website: “Liberty Bistro serves Contemporary American Cuisine. Ours is a seasonally changing menu focusing on wild seafood, local meats and produce from small farms. Everything is made in-house including all of our bread, pastas, and desserts. We emphasize quality over quantity.
Liberty Bistro was able to accommodate our group (13 on that day) and had a nice room off to the side set up for us.
Everyone was very pleased with their meals and I was pleased to know on some levels we were helping to support locally produced foods.
I was able to meet owner, Barbara Benson, and she told me that the heirloom tomatoes that they were using that day came from Markley Family Farm in New Braunfels.
Be sure to click on the SSFC badge at the top of this post to see what the other participants are preparing this week for our summer-long challenge.
P.S. Hmmmm. This week was supposed to be a post about local fruit (which I realized about an hour ago.) I am completely a week behind the power curve and I thought it was next week. Hopefully I will get a fruity post in sometime in this challenge.