Love is in the air this holiday season! Are you embarking on your journey as a newly engaged couple? To kick off the wedding planning festivities, we are thrilled to invite you to our enchanting Bubbles & Bites Festive Venue Viewing.
Imagine a modern farm setting, adorned with twinkling candlelight and festive decor. Explore North Corner Haven as the backdrop for your magical day. Choosing the right venue is pivotal in your wedding planning journey, and we’re here to make it a delightful experience. Our team will guide you through the grounds, providing insights into bringing your dream wedding to life.
What’s a celebration without a toast? Sip hot cocoa or chilled champagne, handcrafted to perfection, as you wander through our ceremony and reception sites. Then, indulge in a lovely array of bites prepared by our Executive Chef and celebrate the joy of finding your dream venue with loved ones by your side!
Sneak a peek at our design inspo! Click on each item to view details.
To truly immerse you in the spirit of the season, we’ve teamed up with the best in the industry. Creative Solutions Special Events will showcase their expertise in rentals and décor and Proper Flower will lend their touch of floral magic, adorning the space with candlelight and greenery accents.
Spaces for our Bubbles & Bites Festive Venue Viewing Tours are limited, and the holiday season is a popular time for engagements. Secure your spot today by signing up here! Check out our Event Calendar here.
At North Corner Haven, we believe that every love story deserves a spectacular setting. Let us be a part of yours.
In celebration of the growing season and this year’s honey harvest, we welcomed 60 guests to our (sold out) Honey Dinner on the Farm on Friday, August 18th!
The guests of honor (not including the bees!) were our longtime keepers Bill & Deb Huey. Bill has been working the hives at North Corner Haven since 2012 and now manages over 50 active hives! He is also currently serving as President of the Lancaster County Beekeeper Association. Throughout the evening, Bill & Deb were around to answer any questions and share their knowledge around bees.
The evening started with a hands on cocktail hour experience where guests were able to roll their own beeswax candles while sipping on a specialty “Ginger Buzz” cocktail.
4oz Blenheim Ginger Ale – this locally produced ginger ale is incredible, just make sure it’s the spicy kind!
Lime Wheel, Fresh Rosemary from the Garden
We ended the evening with a sit down dinner in our Cedar Barn, sourcing fresh ingredients straight from the North Corner Haven Farm and other local farms listed below. Chef Joy whipped up a delicious honey-inspired five course meal for all 60 attendees to enjoy, including pork sourced directly from our Farm! Check out the full menu below.
Interested in attending a future Farm Dinner? Stay in the know by checking out our event calendar and signing up for our newsletter.
We were so excited to host our second cooking experience in August and focus on something near and dear to our hearts – canning! This lost art allows the home gardener to preserve the harvest for month’s past the last frost. In this (sold out!) hands on workshop, our guests were invited to learn the step – by – step process of home preserving including tips and tricks passed down for generations.
Within the three hour workshop, each guest prepped and canned fresh from the garden tomatoes and enjoyed lunch and conversation around the Farmhouse table afterward. Chef Joy and Deb Huey led the day and we can’t wait to dream up the next experience! See below for some photos of the event & a surprise recipe to get you started canning this season…
As an added bonus, we sent everyone home with a basic canning kit from Ball like this. If we could do it again, we’d probably send them with a more inclusive package like this one.
From the Farm Kitchen – Roasted Tomatoes
This delectable Roasted Tomato recipe transforms simple garden-fresh ingredients into a burst of rich flavors that elevate any dish. With a handful of steps, you can create a mouthwatering dish that brings new life to tired-looking tomatoes and onions.
3 lbs tomatoes, cored and large dice (garden fresh preferred)
0.5 lb onions, large dice – white or yellow onion preferred
Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius). Lightly pan spray a rimmed sheet pan to prevent sticking.
Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, onions, and whole peeled garlic cloves. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the mixture. Gently toss everything together until the ingredients are evenly coated.
Spread on Sheet Pan: Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared rimmed sheet pan. Ensure the vegetables are in a single layer to allow proper roasting.
Roast to Perfection: Place the sheet pan in the preheated oven and roast for about 30 to 40 minutes. Keep an eye on the tomatoes and onions; they should develop a slight char and caramelization.
Flavorful Finish: Once the tomatoes and onions have achieved a delightful char, remove the sheet pan from the oven. Season the roasted vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. The flavors will intensify, offering a wonderful combination of sweetness and savory richness.
This Roasted Balsamic Tomato Medley is incredibly versatile. Serve it as a standalone side dish, spoon it over toasted bread for a bruschetta-like treat, toss it with pasta, or use it as a topping for grilled meats. The roasted flavors and balsamic glaze will surely impress your taste buds.
The Sip + See Saturday was splendid! The event, a collaborative effort between North Corner Haven, Madison Moseley Events and other incredible vendor partners (listed below), brought together a symphony of elegance, innovation, and creativity, providing a delightful glimpse into the realm of dream weddings as couples search for the perfect Wedding Venue.
This was more than just an opportunity to explore a potential wedding venue; it was an immersive experience, transforming the venue into a captivating garden inspired wedding. As visitors strolled through the meticulously decorated & designed spaces, they were able to explore all of the thoughtful details.
We hope you enjoy these sneak peek photos of the design & the incredible styled shoot that followed. All photos beautifully captured by Casey Hendrickson Photography.
Explore the complete vendor team by clicking the image below:
Explore the complete design by clicking the image below:
Interested in learning more about our Wedding Packages at North Corner Haven? Explore our Bespoke and Micro Wedding Packages today and schedule a tour by contacting our team. We hope to see you soon!
We don’t know where we’d be without our moms, do you? This year to help celebrate we’re offering a few ways to experience the Farm whether at home or on property. We hope to make it easy to celebrate the mom in your life because we all know they deserve a treat whether it be learning something new, enjoying the smell of fresh flowers or having a yummy breakfast in bed. Learn about our Mother’s Day offerings below.
Already have breakfast covered? Give the gift of experience instead, we’re thrilled to share three ways to enjoy the Farm this summer… all experiences include a meal and at least a few hours of bliss on the Farm!
Purchase your experience for the mom in your life before May 8th and we will mail a personalized gift card to the address of your choosing.
Don’t forget the Dad’s – our Sporting Clays escape is always available by appointment. Learn more here.
Over the weekend, we hosted our annual Forage & Feast event in collaboration with nature and our friends Proper Flower and Field & Forage Farms. We host the event in early spring, typically the last week of March, first of April in hopes of finding some morel Mushrooms growing in our forest (they only grow for two weeks out of the year!).
We welcomed forty guests to the Farm for five hours of adventure, connection and a beautiful meal made for an incredible day! We explored the forest, found some (hit the gold mine, actually!) illusive morel mushrooms, created shiitake mushroom logs and enjoyed time around the table making new friends.
Can we talk about the table? Proper Flower’s team really brought the event up a notch by foraging for materials in our woods to create an enchanting table-scape for all to enjoy.
For dinner, our Chef Joy and her team prepared a wonderful menu for guests which included Pork, pastured raised here at North Corner Haven and ingredients grown around the region. This truly farm to table experience was enhanced through our collaboration with Partners and Grapes, an organic wine company that has recently launched in the Charlotte area.
It was truly a wonderful afternoon on the farm filled with laughter, connection and learning. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
WHAT WAS ON THE MENU?
mushroom duxelles + goat cheese
Partners & Grapes organic Xarel-lo
herbed garlic butter and mushroom based carolina gold rice
Partners & Grapes organic Rosé Blend
North Corner Haven Pork Medallion
seasonal vegetables, potatoes and
a simple mushroom pan sauce*this turned into a morel pan sauce with our forest finds!*
Partners & Grapes organic Red Blend
crispy cookie, lemon milk crumble
Please enjoy the photos below by our talented event partner Comma Photo, and we hope to see you at our next event in June (details coming soon!). In the meantime, check out our Event Calendar for more information!
THE EXPERIENCE:Everyday, our goal is to create meaningful experiences at North Corner Haven and this year’s Valentines Dinner was no exception. This sold out evening invited guests to the Farm to enjoy live music, delicious food and even better company. An intimate affair, guests mingled around the fire pits and gardens before entering the Cedar Barn for dinner. A truly memorable night, we were honored to help our guests celebrate their love. As the sun set on the day, the night faded into a blur of smiles, laughter, candlelight and even swaying on the dance floor for our guests…
THE MENU: Our Executive Chef Joy Turner dreamed up a menu to satisfy the senses and carefully curated a plate with ingredients grown locally and regionally.
The ingredients on your plate came from many wonderful growers + purveyors:
BEHIND THE DESIGN: We worked closely with our friends at Curated Events Charlotte to design a romantic tables-cape for this valentines dinner. Their updated inventory includes a wide range of specialty tables, chairs and tabletop decor to match any desired design aesthetic.
To view the details behind the design, click here.
A special thank you to our partners for this event:
These days, people are growing more and more of their produce at home. From supply chain issues and grocery store shortages to concerns about pesticides and other chemicals in your food, there are many reasons why you might choose to start growing at home.
Growing your own mushrooms at home gives you an all-access pass to one of the up-and-coming movements within the culinary industry. With their hearty texture and earthy flavors, mushrooms can elevate just about any meal to a new level. From a quick, vegan breakfast toast to a classic and elegant risotto dinner, there isn’t much a mushroom can’t elevate. Chefs all over the world are embracing mushrooms in a new way, and it’s not just a passing fad.
In this article, we’ll tell you all about why you should be growing your own mushrooms at home. We’ll discuss types of mushrooms like lion’s mane, reishi, shiitake, and morel. We’ll also present the three reasons why mushrooms grown at home beat store bought, including better taste, higher nutritional value, and improvements to your growing soil.
Prized by chefs for its seafood-like texture, the lion’s mane mushroom is also known for its many health benefits. Lion’s mane contains valuable antioxidants and is often used in supplements and traditional Chinese medicine. Lion’s mane has also been linked to reduced inflammation in the body and improved brain function.
The reishi mushroom is also known for boosting health. Native to Asia, reishi can be eaten fresh or turned into a powder for supplements to improve your body’s immune system and help fight fatigue and depression.
Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular types of mushrooms in the world. They are prevalent in Asian cuisine and are known for their strong, woodsy flavor. More recently, shiitake mushrooms have been making their way into more contemporary cuisine all over the world.
Morel mushrooms are only grown in the wild, making them rather expensive but high in demand for chefs and mushroom enthusiasts. Morels grow during the spring, which is when you can see them in restaurants or farmers’ markets. Morels have a nutty flavor and a rich, meaty texture.
Now that we’ve discussed these types of mushrooms, let’s talk about the benefits of growing them at home.
Tasty, All-Natural Cooking
When you grow your mushrooms at home, you can be sure you are getting the freshest possible product. When you buy from a grocery store, you could be buying mushrooms that have spent days or weeks in transit, depending on the type of mushroom.
Mushrooms that you grow at home can be both harvested and cooked in the same day. Plus, your mushrooms will be free of pesticides and chemicals that often end up on commercially farmed produce. This adds to more tasty cooking that is better for you and the environment.
While all kinds of vegetables are important to our diet, mushrooms contain a variety of nutrients that other vegetables may lack. Many mushroom species are high in B vitamins and others are rich in vitamin C. They also contain a compound called ergosterol, which is converted into vitamin D when mushrooms are exposed to direct sunlight.
In addition to being high in vitamins and macronutrients like calcium and magnesium, mushrooms are also one of the few organic sources of germanium and selenium. These elements are powerful nutrients that help boost your immune system and fight cancer-causing molecules.
Improvement to Your Soil
Mushrooms are natural recyclers and can break down just about any kind of carbon-based material. Not only does this mean that your mushrooms can grow in nearly any type of agricultural residue, but you can also use your homegrown mushrooms as compost to fertilize any other crop you may be growing at home. Mushroom compost can increase water retention in your soil and can increase nutrient delivery to your crops.
Learn to Grow Your Own Mushrooms
If you’re ready to give mushroom growing a try, join North Corner Haven for our upcoming Mushroom Log Workshop and Fungi Feast. You’ll get a unique introduction to growing mushrooms and you’ll have the opportunity to forage for yourself. Plus, you’ll take home your own mushroom growing log and enjoy a mushroom-forward meal prepared by James Beard semi-finalist Chef Adam Cooke of Topsoil Restaurant. Book your spot today.