Food has become a phenomenal outlet for me not only to express myself creatively, but also support the community. Among projects I love most is crafting over-the-top food boards that look more like gardens than they do a traditional charcuterie or cheese and crackers spread. It’s tough to explain what that looks like without photos. Fortunately, I have those and a fun time lapse to share of my most recent creation.
The Farm at Agritopia invited me to work with makers at Barnone. Without a doubt, I knew a food board highlighting the local businesses would be the best way to share their talents. I arrived to the farm store with a few artisan cheeses as well as my tools and props. My heart was quite happy to explore all the “crafts” that awaited my touch. Fresh produce, laser-cut wooden food signs, gourmet ingredients, wine, beer, florals and even a handsome crafted knife were items I got to use. I am thankful the farm and Barnone makers generously contributed to this beautiful creation, a spread we’ve officially dubbed a farm board – a fitting name indeed.
For now, I leave you to marvel at all the wonderful foods and unique items throughout this spread. Make sure to watch the time lapse as well. It’s a great way to see how I craft food boards. Maybe you’ll be inspired to make your own. If you do, please share it with me. Before I leave you to explore, you’ll likely want to know more about the farm, Barnone and the makers involved with this project. I’ll leave their Instagram handles for you to follow.
The Farm at Agritopia + Barnone are located at: 3000 E. Ray Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85296
The Farm at Agritopia @agritopiafarm
Fire & Brimstone @fire_and_brimstone
Everybody Loves Flowers @everybody_loves_flowers
Prickly Pear Paper @pricklypearpaper
Uprooted Kitchen @uprootedkitchen
Johnston Machine Co. @johnstonmachine
Johnston Arms @johnstonarms
12 West Brewing @12westbrewing
Garage – East @garage.east
And of course, some love to Miss Sarah Roberson (@peachyphotography) for her skills behind the lens. Thank you for capturing meaningful moments involving creatives, food and farm.