One of the events that led to Heather and I starting The Piggery was the planning of our wedding. We were doing a pig roast for the main course, but we wanted to have an appetizer table featuring local foods exclusively. The week before the wedding I collected wheels of cheese from Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheesery, Cowlick farms and Lively Run Goat Dairy. I ordered baguettes from Finger Lakes Flatbread. I picked fruit at Indian Creek Farm and filled in some gaps with fruit from Black Diamond farm and Eve’s Cidery. I put everything out with cutting boards from Raintree Farm. All that we needed now was a loaf of pate, or maybe some salami or smoked sausages. But none were forthcoming.
Despite the lack of forcemeats, the appetizer table turned out to be a really nice way to feed a lot of people for a special event very affordably, especially compared to a fully catered event. The guests loved it. And the best part is that if you’d like to do something similar, I can now offer to help you out with maybe a loaf or two of rustic pate. Or maybe some smoked sausages. Just let us know!