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Ten acres of goodness

Farm-to-Feast dinners are being held at Ten Acre Garden in Canton. Donated photo Farm-to-Feast dinners are being held at Ten Acre Garden in Canton. Donated photo

Ten Acre Garden in Canton has created an experience for visitors. They can come pick their own seasonal berries — blackberries, blueberries, strawberries — or pick their herbs or flowers from Garth Kuver’s Genesis Gardens on the property.

On Saturdays, visitors can use fresh produce to build their own pizza at the farm, which is then cooked in the outdoor wood fired oven. The farm also hosts a number of “farm-to-feast” dinners throughout the summer season, giving residents a chance to taste some amazing local meals prepared by local Chef Matt Kuver and spend an evening on the property. 

“It’s the best kept secret farm around,” Barrett said.

But word is getting out and more people are discovering the farm and all it has to offer. Residents can also participate in the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program at Ten Acre Garden. 

“For $400 a season, you can pick up a box every week of vegetables and whatever we have in season,” Barrett said.   

If you can’t make it out to Canton, Barrett and his produce can also be found at the Historic Haywood Farmer’s Market. Right now Barrett said he’s offering strawberries, asparagus, lettuce and kale. Before too long he’ll have some green beans, sweet corn and tomatoes. 

The next Farm-to-Feast dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The menu includes farm fresh asparagus with bearnaise, flat breads with fennel compote and smoked bleu cheese, smoke roasted prime rib with arugula resto and pepperonata rustica, crispy kale, carrot and potatoes lyonnaise, herbed squash rescaldo and strawberry shortcake for dessert. 

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