Posts Tagged ‘clifford farm’

Sep 10, 2011

An Intimate Look at the Clifford Farm Tractor Fundraiser!

There is no better way to spend your Labor Day weekend then having someone else grill up your holiday meal as you enjoy a cool evening, gorgeous scenery, family and friends.   We’re confident all attendees of our tractor fundraiser for the Clifford Family Farm would agree the evening could not have been lovelier.  Although a blanket of clouds threatened rain, it only provided a cool breeze until everyone was safely on their way home.

The Clifford and Heirloom families want to say thank you, again, for your love and support of local farms and businesses.  We LOVE our community and the shared passion to keep life good and simple.  Watching the kids frolic in farm soil and play with the animals was an absolute delight!  The fondest memories are made of nights like these and it was our pleasure to share it with so many friends.

Please enjoy these photo memories of the event while we all look forward to our next farm celebration!  And, by the way, if you are interested in supporting your local farms by hosting your next special event farmstead style, please contact Heirloom Catering Co. for details.




~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley and Alyssa Vincent

Sep 08, 2011

Thank You Clifford Fundraiser Donor ~ Diners!

Our heartfelt thanks to all who were involved in making our Clifford Farm fundraising dinner a success!  We were so pleased to see well over 200 of our friends converge on Julie and Rich Clifford’s Geneva Road farm with their appetites and donations in hand.

The Catering Co.’s mobile, wood-fired pizza oven was cranking out the delicious pies and guests also enjoyed roasted Clifford hog, chicken stew with tomatoes and peppers, squash, tomatoes, melons and Pizzeria 712 pita.

The Clifford animals enjoyed entertaining the guests as well and were definitely in the mood to party.  What a surprise for all of us when Slow Food Utah showed up and presented Julie Clifford with a check from their farm fund! Awesome!!

Lifestyle photographer Alyssa Vincent was on hand to capture some memories and we’ll share her photos soon.  In the meantime, here are a few we shot ourselves.

 

Lilah enjoys her third piece of farm fresh watermelon

feedin time

nuf said

James and Chris pull fresh corn off the grill

Jason visiting with the locals

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Sep 01, 2011

Clifford Farm Fundraiser is Just a Few Days Away!

We’ve been talking about our Clifford Farm tractor fundraiser and folks have asked some great questions.   Here are some answers and reminders about the dinner.

Question: How can I donate / purchase tickets?

Answer: We’ve been working out the kinks on our paypal option which is still available.  In addition to the paypal donate button, paypal account holders can send a payment to saverfarms@gmail.com.

Additionally, you can call Pizzeria 712 or Communal to pay over the phone.

Question: Do I need to purchase tickets for my kids?

Answer: We just want a fun and successful fundraiser.  Please donate what you can and bring your family out to enjoy an amazing meal and evening on the Clifford Farm.

As a reminder, we’re suggesting bug spray and longer pants and sleeves for extra protection.  We’ll have bug spray on site.

We hope you’ll join us for dinner on the Clifford Farm!

 

Tickets

 

Gratitude!

Clifford Farm Fundraiser

  • Where:  Clifford Farm on Geneva Road in Provo (1730 South Geneva Rd.)
  • When:   Monday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Cost:     $10 per person


~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:

Julie Dayley

Aug 30, 2011

A Tour of the Clifford Family Farm!

Our tractor fundraiser is just one week away and we would like to share these photos of the farm taken a few weeks ago.  Please join the Heirloom crew in support of this great cause and help enrich our community.  We hope to see you there!

Beginning immediately, you can purchase your tickets at Pizzeria and Communal.  Walk in or give us a call and we’ll take your payment by phone.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 per person when purchased in advance and $20 at the event– but feel free to donate as much as you would like to the cause!  The Pizzeria 712 chefs will be firing up great pies and we will also serve a roasted Clifford Farm pig along with other farm fresh goodies.  All for $10!  Don’t miss out on helping out!

 

Tickets

 

Gratitude!

Clifford Farm Fundraiser

  • Where:  Clifford Farm on Geneva Road in Provo (1730 South Geneva Rd.)
  • When:   Monday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Cost:     $10 per person

 

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:

Julie Dayley

Aug 25, 2011

Pizzeria 712 Ovens Go to Work on the Farm!

September 5, Labor Day, will be an extra exciting evening for Heirloom Restaurant Group when we set up our mobile wood-fired pizza ovens on the Clifford Family Farm.  All of us at Heirloom look forward to serving an amazing gathering of friends on Julie and Rich Clifford’s place.  Our cause is twofold – a celebration of the rich and thriving local agribusiness and a fundraiser where we donate our food, labor and love –  so all proceeds may be given to Julie and Rich for the purchase of a tractor to work their expanding farm.

 

 

Come join us for dinner at the Clifford’s place as the chefs from Pizzeria work their pizza oven voodoo for you. Heirloom chefs will also prepare a roasted Clifford farm pig along with other farm fresh goodies.  Pizzeria 712 will be closed for dinner for this event!

Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 per person when purchased in advance and $20 at the event– but feel free to donate as much as you would like to the cause.


Gratitude!

Clifford Family Farm Fundraiser

  • Where:  Clifford Family Farm, 1730 S. Geneva Road in Provo (across from the Cherry Hill Barn)
  • When:   Monday, Sept 5,   6 – 8 pm
  • Cost:     $10 per person in advance, $20 per person at the door

 

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Aug 11, 2011

Join Us for Dinner on the Farm!

Members of the Heirloom team have been enjoying visits out to Clifford Family Farm recently as we look forward to our Labor Day fundraising dinner (have you purchased your tickets yet?).  During one such jaunt to the farm last week, we were treated to an amazingly hospitable welcome by Julie Clifford, her livestock and her impressive gardens.

Julie shared some of the history of the acreage she is cleaning up and reclaiming as fertile farmland. This acreage has been home to a mink farm, a pheasant farm and a puppy farm, and later a repository for construction debris!  We’re so pleased to see the loving care taken by the Cliffords and others to reestablish the biodiversity of our community while providing an array of farm products to local consumers and eateries.

While there we witnessed the arrival, and express unloading by the Clifford crew, of a new hoop house style greenhouse giving us a jolt of joyous anticipation of four season production to come!

your table awaits you ... well, this is where all the tables will be set for our Labor Day fundraiser dinner on the farm!

 

We’re also stoked to provide our services to help the Cliffords raise money for a tractor to work their expanding farm.  Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 per person when purchased in advance and $20 at the event– but feel free to donate as much as you would like to the cause!  The Pizzeria 712 chefs will be firing up great pies and we will also serve a roasted Clifford Farm pig along with other farm fresh goodies.  All for $10!  Don’t miss out on helping out!


Gratitude!

Clifford Farm Fundraiser

  • Where:  Clifford Farm on Geneva Road in Provo (just across from the Cherry Hill Barn – exact address to come)
  • When:   Monday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Cost:     $10 per person

 

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jul 29, 2011

Come One, Come All To An Heirloom Tractor Raising!

One of our favorite local farms is Clifford Family Farm. We love our weekly crosstown delivery of eggs, honey and greens. We also love throwing down for a good cause and are excited about a fundraiser to help Julie and Rich buy a tractor to work their expanding farm. Anything to help them produce more fresh, local products for us to partake.

what's more fun than a tractor?

Come join us for dinner at the Clifford’s place as the chefs from Pizzeria will work their pizza oven voodoo for you.  Pizzeria 712 will be closed just for dinner on this special night.  We will also serve a roasted Clifford farm pig along with other farm fresh goodies.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 per person when purchased in advance and $20 at the event– but feel free to donate as much as you would like to the cause.


Gratitude!

Clifford Farm Fundraiser

  • Where:  Clifford Farm, 1730 S. Geneva Road in Provo ( across from the Cherry Hill Barn )
  • When:   Monday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Cost:     $10 per person

 

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jul 20, 2011

What To Wear To A Tractor Raising?

Yes, it’s not every summer’s eve we have the chance to help raise a tractor while dining al fresco in Provo’s farm country. We should discuss what we’ll wear, what to bring, and if we need a tool belt or will a small handbag suffice? We have some suggestions from Taylor Mason.

Taylor visited the Clifford Farm recently and discovered that with a high water year comes abundant mosquito hatchlings out towards Utah Lake.  Bring your bug spray and we’ll have extra on site as well. Perhaps lightweight long sleeves, pants and shoes rather than sandals would be a good idea.

Definitely prepare for a fantastic time of touring the Clifford Farm and visiting with neighbors and friends while feasting on our wood fire pizza, roasted Clifford Farm pig and other delectable harvest inspired dishes.

Don’t miss out on this special event.  Get all the details and purchase your tickets for the Heirloom Fundraiser for Clifford Farms!

 

What do you wear to a farm dinner?

Apr 19, 2011

Coming Soon to Pizzeria 712 and Communal

Spring has finally begun its arrival (we’re not complaining), and along with the teaser of warmer weather and plentiful rain come hints of new things in store for Heirloom Restaurant Group during this up-and-coming season. Anxious to find out when and what would be arriving for us, we did some searching to discover the latest and greatest; here is a bit of what we found.

East Farms (out of Layton, Utah) is where much of our produce comes from. Throughout the next few weeks and months this is who will be delivering to our restaurants bell peppers – green, red, and yellow – as well summer squash, asparagus, cucumbers, peas, green onions, eggplant and more.

As for Clifford Farms, we always have them to thank for greens: butter lettuce, watercress, arugula and more. In the past butter lettuce has been used for salads, and basically speaks for itself. Creamy, crunchy, full of flavor and texture, it is a delicious and a beautiful plant. Watercress has been the latest addition to Pizzeria 712’s mozzarella salad, alongside pickled radishes, breadcrumbs, and salsa verde. And Clifford Farm’s arugula has oftentimes been used in more than one dish on the menu at a time – we can’t get enough of it.

Then, of course, there is Jacob’s Cove, who provides Heirloom Group with many varieties of tomatoes. Not just any tomatoes – probably the best we’ve ever had. Dale Allred has spent many years breeding one-of-a-kind tomatoes and has successfully produced a large selection; all perfectly sized, shaped, colored, flavored, and textured. We hardly have the patience to wait.

The beauty of our local heirloom harvest to come

Thankfully, none of us will have to be waiting much longer. We’ll continue to keep you posted on all fresh additions to the menu.  What will be growing in your garden this year?

Nov 22, 2010

Speaking of Breakfast, Let’s Talk Eggs!

As you may know, a strongly held value of Heirloom Restaurant Group is the belief that local, fresh ingredients make for the best eating experience — not to mention the vast socioeconomic benefits of “going local”.

We’ve chosen to purchase the eggs we serve from Clifford Family Farm in Provo where Julie and Rich Clifford take great pride in nurturing sustainable harvests.

One of the many local partners we support and you'll love!

Along with the superior flavor and texture experience of fresh, local free-range eggs, great health benefits over commercially available supermarket eggs are well documented.   Recent studies show free-range eggs offer the following benefits:

  • 1/3 less cholesterol
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • Two times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • Three times more vitamin E
  • Seven times more beta carotene

… and if you ask us, the rich yolks and deeply textured whites taste fantastic!

We’re looking forward to offering you a new breakfast experience featuring eggs from Clifford Family Farm among other tasty, healthful breakfast creations.