Farm to Fork is a small catering and eatery located in Leander, Texas. Chef Shelley Pogue is the owner and founder of Chef Pogue's Farm To Fork. A Le Cordon Bleu Honor's Graduate with background in Recipe Development that were mass produced in large retail markets. Food has been changing for the past couple of decades some good and some not so much. I want to be able to help other,s and share my knowledge about the benefits of eating fresh local foods.
I am going to offer healthy local food choices from our local farmers that will bring healthy food options to the diner table. There will be seasonal fresh food choices for the carnivore, or the vegetarian regardless of the busy lifestyle we all seem to have these days. My goal is to feed my community, with great fresh food that is locally grown. It will help our local farmers, and if you have ever eaten something fresh from the farm you definitely know the difference!
Wild caught lump blue crab cake on potato crisp w/ mango pico & sriracha aioli at #TheFork #FarmToFork #FarmToForkTexas #FoodLeander #ATXEats #LeanderEats #Leander
We post our menu on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/farmtoforktexas/ or on our website on our menu page
We offer a selection of wild caught fish on Friday & Saturday evenings at #TheFork. We also have a wide variety of entrees for dinner service during the week as well. We post our menu on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/farmtoforktexas/ or on our website on our menu page
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Cowboy Cut Tenderloin at Farm to Fork in Leander. We usually offer more entree choices in the evening, however we offer our regular menu all the time. Come join us for an Akaushi Burger & a Craft Beer or a Texas Wine on tap.
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Sweet Potato Bacon & Jalapeno Waffle w/ Pork Belly, Mango Pico, Sriracha & Coyote Creek Egg at #TheFork
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Friday Dinner Menu 8/19/2016 Wine Pairings w/ David Graham from Messina Hof Winery
#TheBigUgly Salad - Big Ugly Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Sous Vide Honey Poached Beets, Lonestar Chevrie Goat Cheese, Truffled Oil, Organic Micro Greens (Pairs Well with Blanc du Bois, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay or Merlot)
Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio Rolls - Sous Vide Beef, Gorgonzola Aioli, Organic Micro Greens w/ Truffled Oil & Beef Demi Glace (Pairs Well w/ Merlot, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc, Aggie Bin12 or Cabernet Savignon Double Barrel)
Sauteed 8 OZ Organic Chicken Breast w/ Organic Sweet Potato Mash & Brussel Sprouts (Pairs Well with Blanc du Bois, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay)
Pan Seared Duck Confit w/ Organic Sweet Potato, Fennel, Brussel Hash w/ Apricot Plum Glaze (Pairs Well with Blanc du Bois, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay or Pinot Noir)
Cowboy Cut Tenderloin w/ Compound Truffle Butter Risotto Cake & Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus served with Beef Demi (Pairs Well w/ Merlot, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc, Aggie Bin12 or Cabernet Savignon Double Barrel)
Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon w/ Sweet Potato Mash & Organic Brussel Sprouts w/ Miso Apricot Glaze (Pairs Well with Blanc du Bois, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay)
Wild Caught Alaskan Halibut w/ Compound Truffle Butter Risotto Cake & Organic Nest of Collard Greens served with White Wine Truffle Butter Sauce (Pairs Well with Blanc du Bois, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay)
Cowboy Cut Bone in Ribeye w/ Creamy Organic Mashed Potatoes & Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus (Pairs Well w/ Merlot, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc, Aggie Bin12 or Cabernet Savignon Double Barrel)
Desserts: House Made Key Lime Pie, Creme Brulee, Flourless Chocolate Cake
We are going to try to offer a boxed lunch program for some of our local teachers in the Farm to Fork neighborhood. We are going to try a lunch delivery service to some of the schools that are close to Farm to Fork. We know how hard y'all work and do not have much time to venture out for lunch, and we want to help fill that void. We are going to try to see how this works and initially start boxed lunch service in a small area and consider expanding it depending on the popularity and success of it.
These are the schools we have chosen to start service with, the brand new Glenn High School, Leander Middle School, Plain, Bagdad & Camacho Elementary Schools. These are in close proximity to our location and were chosen due to the location. We want to make sure that we are successful before we expand the delivery area.
We are going to need a minimum of 10 orders per school to offer delivery service, we are not going to charge a delivery fee. You will be able to pay for the entire order by credit card via a phone in/call in order, or cash per individual on site. We will need to have all orders in by 9:30AM to get orders out for delivery, with no exception, or substitutions, because it will effect other delivery times. There will be an email set up that we will accept orders. If you are interested in getting our weekly menu please send an email to email@example.com and we will get you set up for the weekly menu email.
We always offer phone in orders for pick up if you are wanting to come grab and go. We are about to start having meals togo available starting in 2 weeks in our refrigerated case. We will post our menu on Fridays for the following week. We will deliver Monday through Fridays excluding holidays.
Our First Menu for the week of August 22nd- August 26th
Organic Spinach and Mixed Greens w/ Organic Sous VIde Red Beets & Lentils served with Dijon Vinaigrette $9
Daily Cup of Soup & Urban Farms House Salad w/ Ranch or Balsamic Vinaigrette $10
Sauteed Organic Chicken Breast w/ Organic Sweet Potato Mash & Organic Collards ( Sweated in Bacon Fat) $11
Organic Chicken Salad Wrap - Organic Chopped Chicken Breast Salad on Spinach Wrap w/ Urban Farms Lettuce & Cabbage Blend w/ Seasoned House Chips $11
Turkey Bacon Club - House Oven Roasted Turkey, Wright's Hickory Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese, Urban Farms Lettuce, Rockdale Tomatoes, Mayo on Toasted Asiago Cheese Bread w/ House Seasoned Chips $11
Gallon of Unsweetened Black Coconut Tea $5
Desserts - Key Lime Pie, Creme Brulee & Flourless Chocolate Cake $4
This is the menu for the first week, we will post the menu for next week next Friday. If you want to order menu items off our regular menu they are only available for pick up. If you have any questions please call 512-246-8158 and ask for Shelley or Amy.
This is a very versatile recipe. It can be used for a jam on toast, or add some soy sauce, chili oil, Chinese 5 spice, fresh ginger and garlic to use on some chicken wings. I plan on using this one on our duck confit taco's that will be on the menu from time to time at Farm to Fork. This will give the duck confit taco's a sweet element that will compliment the smoky flavor of bacon and the duck on corn tortilla's.
Peach & Apricot Jam
· 1 pound of fresh apricots, stoned & quartered
· 1 pound of fresh local or Texas peaches, stoned & cut into small dice (1 inch cubes)
· 3 1/2 cups of organic sugar
· 1/2 cup of water
· 2 tbsp organic lemon juice , and the zest of the lemon (use organic)
· 2 T of butter
1. Put all the ingredients (except the butter) into a sauce pot or pan and heat gently to dissolve the sugar.
2. Bring to a rolling boil for 10 minutes.
3. Take off the heat and let set for 5 minutes
4. Finally stir the butter in the jam (off the heat) and remove any scum.
5. If the jam is too rustic for your taste use a potato ricer to gently mash the fruit mixture.
6. Ladle into warm sterilized jars and apply lids, you can run through a warm water canning procedure if you ware wanting to store long term, this batch will last you about 30 days.
We are offering our convection roasted turkey breast, Texas cornbread dressing, Turkey Gravy, corn casserole, garlic smashed potatoes, sweet potato mash, our amazing mac and cheese, proscuitto de Parma and homemade pies.
Thanksgiving Turkey: Herb and salt brined for 24 hours then convection slow roasted at 170 degrees for 7 hours. This turkey has no preservatives or hormones added we serve this turkey in our panini's at Farm To Fork.
Texas Cornbread Dressing : Made with fresh cornbread, organic apples, organic celery and onions, butter, cooked natural pork sausage, organic farm fresh eggs, organic milk, native Texas pecans and fresh sage, rosemary & thyme and cooked until golden brown.
Whole Fresh Baked Pies : My Mamaw's Pecan Pie, Mom's Chess Pie, Chocolate Buttermilk Pie & Organic Pumpkin
Quart Sized Side Dishes available for Thanksgiving serves 4
Garlic Smashed Potatoes : Organic red skin on potatoes, fresh sauteed garlic in organic butter and heavy cream topped with fresh herbs.
Corn Casserole : Organic golden corn, organic heavy cream, Lone Star brand chevrie goat cheese, mixed shredded cheese and house seasonings melted cheesy goodness
Organic Sweet Potato Mash: Organic sweet potatoes with salt, butter and brown sugar crumble.
The Amazing Mac & Cheese : On the menu at Farm To Fork. Organic pasta, truffle salt, proscuitto de parma, mixed house blend of cheese, with organic butter and heavy cream.
Proscuitto de Parma Brussell Sprouts: Fresh brussell sprouts, sauteed in a brown butter and topped with crispy proscuitto de Parma.
Shelley Pogue is the Executive Chef of the Culinary Team at Farm To Fork. Shelley is originally from Dallas, Texas. She moved from Dallas to Austin in 2005 to Attend Texas Culinary Academy a Le Cordon Bleu Affiliate. She studied Culinary Arts & Sciences and received an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences and graduated with Honors, Cum Laude in 2007.
Chef Pogue ran a small cafe for a year after graduation and left to go into research and development. She developed recipes that were mass produced in large retail markets across the USA and Canada for 7 years. Shelley left VSM Brands in 2014 to open a Catering and Eatery which is now known to some in Leander, Texas as Farm To Fork. Originally it was going to be a catering establishment that would sell organic non-gmo food to potential clients, and a few sandwiches along the way to help pay a few bills.
Chef Pogue believes in sourcing local ingredients, and locally grown produce and proteins from Central Texas Farmers. This is instrumental and plays a major role in the menu development, for which she constantly seeks out the freshest and best ingredients. The staples of the menu at Farm To Fork are fresh daily soups, gourmet sandwiches and a daily special. The menu was built using French technique with some Texas flare, and old standards. The menu items change for the evening dinner service which are a little more complex and offer some menu items that differentiate Farm To Fork from being just a sandwich shop.
Leander is home to Chef Pogue and has been since 2013, she is looking forward to being a part of the growth and being part of the Chamber of Commerce and Leander Community. Chef Pogue is committed to delivering great food and service to all of Farm To Fork's guests and grateful for the opportunity to serve the fine people of Leander Texas.
Many people have been asking me what type of food are you going to be serving, or what is the specialty food item of Farm To Fork? The food at Farm To Fork will be fresh from the farm and seasonal for the most part. The majority of the food that will be offered will be organic locally grown food supplied from Central Texas farmers. There will be a few daily items that will not change such as a grilled burger, and a healthy chicken salad sandwich and a fresh daily soup that will always be on the lunch menu. If I can get locally grown organic meats and vegetables, you can bet they will be on the menu!
There is a technique or a term that most people aren't too familiar with that I have been using for the past 7-8 years that will be used as a cooking process for many items at Chef Pogue's Farm To Fork. It is "Sous Vide Cooking". I am sure many are wondering what in the world is that and what does it mean. It sounds like Sooooo Veeed. "Sous-vide" is French and the meaning is cooking "under vacuum") It is a method of cooking food that is sealed in airtight plastic bags in a heated in a temperature controlled water bath environment for longer than normal cooking times—96 hours or more, in some cases—at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 131 °F- 140 °F for meats and higher for vegetables. The intention is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retain moisture.
If you are interested in the process and want to learn more or see it in action come on in. The whole idea behind Farm To Fork is that it is an open concept kitchen, I want you to see and be able to ask questions about your food. You are what you eat! There will be many options of meals to go that will be prepared sous vide that you can reheat for individuals of busy families. Anyone who has had a meal prepared this way can tell you about the experience, I haven't heard of a bad one yet.
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Excellent Central Texas Local Restaurant and Cafe located in Leander Texas in close proximity to Cedar Park and Georgetown Texas offering locally grown organic food, Texas Wines and organic wines. Offering fresh local food sourced from local Texas farmers. Farm To Fork is a restaurant offering farm to table food in Gerogetown Texas, Cedar Park Texas, Round Rock and Leander Texas