Meals

The food served at our meals in 2016 got rave reviews, so this year’s menu will be similar at the Sheraton Iowa City.  Below is the menu for one of the brunches and the dinner last year.  We always include some items for individuals on  Vegetarian or Vegan diets.  The Sheraton Iowa City features a chef (Chef Olson’s bio follows) focused on sustainability and farm (appropriate, no?) to table cooking.  All meals will be served at the Sheraton’s sister facility, the beautiful Hotel Vetro, right next door.

Meal costs are tiered this year ($80 prior to September 1, $90 Sept 1 and later, $100 after Oct 1) so sign up early!!

After Oct 10th, only a limited number of meals are still available – your order will be filled first come, first served, no promises.

 

Chef Olson is an alumni of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York City.

He has spent over twenty years building a career in such places as The Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale as the Executive Chef, Paradise Valley, AZ; and two years at a 2 star Michelin restaurant in Chicago to name a few. He has spent three and an half years in Iowa City where he placed in the Downtown Top Chef Competition and continues to create and write new recipes.

When he is not in the kitchen cultivating his love of cooking he enjoys spending time with his two children, sketching, bike riding and participating in open mic nights where he show cases his musical talents.  Maybe he’ll sing to us as we eat?

All dietary needs can and will be met at the buffets!  If you have any needs beyond vegetarian, email Smitty at info@farmfolk.org and we’ll discuss it and take care of YOU!

 

Friday and Saturday Brunch Buffet (sample menu from 2016):

Sliced seasonal fruit and berries, chef’s assortment of breakfast items, fruit jellies, jams and sweet butter, huevos rancheros, chorizo and egg burrito, spiced breakfast potatoes with peppers and onions, marinated & grilled garden vegetable platter with basil olive oil, mozzarella with tomatoes and basil leaves, cheese blintzes with berry compote, eggs florentine with spinach, tomato & hollandaise, smoked bacon and country sausage links, home fried potatoes,   herb grilled marinated chicken breast, grilled Atlantic salmon with herb bernaise, omelets, waffles.

Friday Dinner Buffet (sample menu from 2016):

Minestrone soup, antipasto including asparagus, onion wedges, artichoke hearts, red peppers, and button mushrooms, caesar salad with croutons and parmesan shavings, caprese salad, chicken saltimbocca with sauteed spinach and ribbons of browned prosciutto. fried breaded eggplant slices baked with herb and tomato sauce, topped with parmesan cheese, slow roasted sliced strip loin of beef with rosemary au jus. mussels scampi sauteed in white wine, fresh sliced garlic cloves and basil ribbons, penne pasta with sun dried tomato pesto cream, italian vegetables, warm rolls, foccacia, garlic and parmesan breadsticks, dessert tray.

 

Special Thursday dinner at The Mill $20.

This will feature entertainment by FARM musicians. It all takes place at The Mill, Iowa City’s premier mid size music venue, located one block from our hotel.  Dinner will be a limited menu (three choices – see below).  This will be a GREAT way to get into the swing of FARM, enjoy some great music, and enjoy a meal with the FARM community.

Special Thursday dinners must be paid for in advance.  Pay for them HERE.

Entree choices are:
Philly Steak
Garlic Herb Chicken
Vegetarian Lasagna
 
The meal will also include:
Rice Pillaf
Mashed potatoes
Salad
Garlic Bread
Brownies
 
 
 

If you’ve already registered and did NOT include meals, you may buy them below:


 

FARM Meals


Meal Options




Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2017 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!

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Friends of FARM

2017 FRIENDS OF FARM:

Laura Lind
Andy Cohen
Mark Dvorak
Two Way Street Coffee House
Curt Joa
Sue Kessell
Tim Grimm
Sandy Andina
Deb Kirmer – Last Minute Folk Concerts
Annie Capps
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
JLMartin Music

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

 

Dates for future FARM Conferences:

Grand Rapids, MI

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport Hotel
5700 28th Street
Grand Rapids, MI
* October 25 – 28, 2018
* October 24 – 27, 2019
* October 22 – 25, 2020

 

Dates of the 2017 FARM Conference:

In Iowa City, IA
* October 19 – 22, 2017

FARM States & Provinces

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Manitoba
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nunavut
North Dakota
Ohio
Saskatchewan
South Dakota
Wisconsin

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