A few years ago, Merriam-Webster Dictionary selected “Locovore” as the new word of the year. What is a Locovore? It is someone who prefers to eat locally grown food.
Kris Phillips, the Events Sales Manager at Sky Ranch Lodge, has noticed that more locovore couples are designing their own farm-to-table weddings because they prefer a local, sustainable, and artisan approach to food. By opting for locally, organically grown tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and herbs as well as locally grown flowers, these couples are supporting the farm-to-table movement. Working with their caterer’s suppliers, the couples are partnering with local, sustainable farms which grow fresh, healthy foods. Certain farms working in the farm-to-table niche are taking this a step further and are working with caterers to create grown-to-order menus and event options.
Tip 1: To control costs, farm-to-table menus rely heavily on what is in season at the time of your wedding. For instance, for a fall wedding, you might want to consider wine grapes, heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers.
Tip 2: For your libations, consider selecting Verde Valley wines and locally brewed craft beers to give your guests a taste of Sedona. There are over 100 wineries and wine tasting rooms in this area, many of which have won awards at international competitions. In recent years, several craft beer breweries and spirit distilleries have sprung up in the area. Superstition Meadery in Prescott, produces hard cider and mead, a fermented honey drink traditionally served at weddings.
Stay tuned for more tips for Sedona farm-to-table weddings!