Our Beans in the Belfry crew is in the midst of preparing for the ten days of 2016 Farm to Frederick where a minimum of 60% of the specialty menu’s food ingredients is locally sourced. We go out of our way to select locally grown produce and farm fresh dairy and meat products from the Frederick Farming community to create thoughtfully assembled specialties for your ultimate enjoyment:
In the Appetizer category, we will again serve our popular Gazpacho soup from last year’s menu. We blend the ripest of tomatoes from the field, crisp cucumbers and a colorful cornucopia of just harvested veggies, herbs and extra virgin olive oil for a flavorful experience. The soup is served chilled, with home baked crisp bread and local goat cheese.
Or, choose our Berry Goat Cheese Salad as a starter, also a winner from last year, with fresh greens, artisan goat cheese from Caprikorn Farm and berries and pearl tomatoes from our own Belfry garden.
For the entrée selections, Melanie will combine farm fresh eggs, local heavy cream, artisan goat cheese and herbs from our Belfry garden and bake individual quiche in traditional pastry shells.
The second entrée will be a repeat of the popular Grilled Mediterranean Style Panini. Fresh from the field to our kitchen succulent eggplant, squash and bell peppers are grilled and paired with feta cheese, hummus and spices on panini bread and served hot from the grill with field greens.
We are so excited about the local fresh hormone free meat offerings that we have added a Picante Chorizo Stew which combines fresh spicy pork sausage with beans, corn, onions and potatoes for a hearty full flavored stew, served with corn muffins.
For dessert, choose Melanie’s irresistible Blueberry Buckle, with locally handpicked berries, or a Streusel Datschi, a family recipe of sliced fruit layered on a buttery shortbread crust topped with cinnamon streusel. Both are served warm with farm fresh whipped cream or add locally churned vanilla ice cream and you’ll have a hard time to decide.
We look forward to sharing our 10-day Farm to Frederick menu selections with you. Please visit us and bring your friends for this once a year experience.
Goat Cheese & Berries with Field Greens 8.75
A treat for the eye and palate, we toss locally harvested lettuce greens, baby spinach, freshly picked berries, cubed pear and vine-ripened grape tomatoes with a delicate vinaigrette and top them with roasted red onion, walnut halves and local artisan goat cheese. Served with warm baguette and farm-churned creamery butter
Freshly prepared Gazpacho Soup served chilled 5.75
The ripest of tomatoes from the field, crisp cucumbers and a colorful cornucopia of just harvested peppers
are blended with extra virgin olive oil for a complex flavorful experience.
Served with home baked crisp bread and goat cheese.
Individual Farm to Fork Quiche 7.75
Artisan local chevre, farm fresh eggs, local heavy cream and herbs combine for a rich and nutritious testimony
to the bounty of our Frederick farms, served with salad greens, baguette and farm-churned creamery butter
Grilled Mediterranean Style Panini 8.65
Fresh from the field to our kitchen, succulent eggplant, squash and bell peppers are flame grilled and paired with
feta cheese, hummus and spices on panini bread, served hot from the grill with field greens
Picante Chorizo and Vegetable Stew 8.55
Farm fresh spicy chorizo pork sausage simmered with field fresh beans, sweet corn, onions and potatoes for a hearty, full flavored stew that’s as delicious as it is nutritious . Served with corn muffins and farm churned creamery butter.
Orchard Peach Streusel Datschi 5.55
This Bavarian specialty combines orchard ripe peaches sliced and layered on a buttery shortbread crust topped with cinnamon streusel. Served warm with farm fresh whipped cream and a dusting of freshly ground cinnamon.
Blueberry Buckle 5.55
Hand picked plump blueberries in a delicious crust made with local creamery butter and farm fresh eggs, served warm. Enjoy with a scoop of creamy farm churned vanilla ice cream, add 2.00.
The Ultimate Berry Milkshake 16oz 5.60
Local farm churned ice cream and freshly picked raspberries or blackberries are blended together for the ultimate milkshake, then topped with whipped heavy cream straight from the Dairy. Indulge yourself!
Chilled local Hard Cider, glass 6.50, bottle 24.95; or Flying Dog Classic Ale 4.50.
Light, fruity Peach wine makes delicious desserts even more delectable, glass 5.65, bottle 19.95
Local Frederick County Farms and Wineries: Caprikorn Farms, Persistence Run Farm, South Mountain Creamery, Thanksgiving Farms, Beans’ Backyard Garden, Ciderworks, Linganore Winery, Flying Dog Brewery.