Friday, September 4, 2015

Getting Ready for the Chile Pepper Festival

Update: The 5th Annual Chile Pepper Farm Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20th from 11am to 8pm. You can purchase tickets at the door but  Advance tickets are available on their website for a discount.  The Franklin Inn will be attending. Stop by our table and say hi. It's a fun family friendly event.

Warning the post below is from September 2013. See the links above for updated information:

We are excited to be participating in Reyna Foods Third Annual Chile Pepper Farm Festival this weekend. John and I attended as guests with our children last year and it was so much fun.  The food was great and will be even greater this year ;  ). They'll have hay rides, live music, demonstrations and more.  It's a beautiful farm owned by the folks of Reyna Foods. You should come check it out.
Tickets can be purchased on Reyna's website for a discount or at the gate for just $10. Kids under 12 are free and so is the parking. If you are attending the festival, stop by and say, "hi" to us. Chris, Julie, and I (Wendy) will be there. We are leaving the rest of our crew at the Inn to serve you...which means that we had to call in the reinforcements for the festival: Big Bob, aka my dad, my mom, Diane, my sister, Ammie, and my Uncle Johnny.

We will be serving Chorizo Wraps at the Chile Pepper Festival.  Earlier today, Chris and I practiced making the wraps and, as always, we have to taste-test everything.  It's a tough job but someone has to do it!

Photos of chorizo and hatch chiles being grilledFirst, we grilled some of our chorizo which is our own exclusive recipe made for us by our sausage butcher.  No nitrates or weird fillers. Just our special recipe blend of pork and spices created by John's mother, Sue, along with her butcher.  You can buy a five pound box at the Inn to use in your own recipes or just visit us at the restaurant or the festival and we'll cook it for you. We also grilled beautiful hatch chiles that Reyna's brought in from New Mexico. They have a special flavor that chile lovers will enjoy. We sliced these jewels and rolled them into a flour tortilla with rice, black beans and corn, cheese, pico de gallo, and shredded lettuce. Outstanding! You've got your protein, your sides and your veggies all rolled up so you'll be able to eat it on the go while enjoying the festivities. That's me under the blue tent getting our spot ready for the festival. Below is a flyer with full details about this event. Hope to see you soon.