Saturday, November 17, 2012

Table to Farm Dinners: Eating out may never be the same

You are cordially invited to Table to Farm Dinners

The King Family Farm and The Loft 5 have collaborated to create a night you'll never forget! It's more than a picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight local sourced food and showcase the farmers.

From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same. 

Every Wednesday 5:30-8:30 { til daylight time change in March }
Location: King Family Farm
Price : $65/person & $100 for two. Tax and Tip included.

Payment: M/C- Visa
Reservation: required and must be confirmed by credit card
Come rain or shine, Table to Farm will be ready to dine.
**Covered areas are available if raining. We will work with the weather to make your dinning experience unforgettable.

It is BYOB
Includes: Welcome beverage & starter/tour of the farm/live music/ 3 course meal along with table staples and extra tasty fresh farm items and infused water

Table to t-shirts : $ 15
Gift Certificate are  available as well { great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}

For more details please ring us @ 941-779-9801 and check out our new Facebook page! 
Menus are done on Mondays. Please inform us of any special needs.

The King Family Farm address:
4630 60th. St. East Bradenton Fl. 34203

Farm extras:
Come out 10 minutes early to U-PICK for $ 5
or take a TAKE-A-WAY- basket for $ 10

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Farm Inspired

Story has it, wild chickens are running around Anna Maria Island. Some people enjoy them, others not so much. With the help of locals {Team Chicken}, they have found a home for the chickens at The Wildlife. 

Joe and Nancy, from Beach Style Re-cycle, came up with the idea of "have you hugged your chickn today?" All the proceeds of the t-shirts go to keeping the chickens free.

This Chicken tale will go down in history....


MAKE-UP: Elizabeth Thomas

MODELS: Ashley Cranston, Elizabeth Thomas, Annah Dault & Miss Lilly {AJ's dog}

LOCATION: Under a oak tree on AMI

PROPS & TEE'S: Beach Style Re-cycel & The Loft 5


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nautical Vintage Photo Shoot

We always love when we're able to showcase our inner-hidden talents and just have fun with ideas, so 
whenever Emily Fritz is in town we always steal her away from her hubby for a few hours.

 Together, we bring our visions life. 

BIG thanks to Elizabeth for the beautiful make-up artistry and our wonderful team players {the models} whom are Lofter's. Let's not forget Nancy & Joe for letting Emily and A.J. raid their fabulous store and use their rare finds.



MAKE-UP: Elizabeth Thomas

MODELS: Jason Bond- Ashley Crantson & Elizabeth Thomas

LOCATION: My Boat House

INSPIRATION: Nautical vintage

PROPS: The Loft 5 & Beach Style Re-cycle


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Keeping it Green

This is the second time we've had the pleasure to work with Mike & Lizzie Thrasher. We were honored when they asked us to cater the food for their big award from the United States Green Building Council--The Platinum LEED Certification and a Net Zero Energy-- This is the highest award given to developments with the highest standards of environmentally friendly building practices. May 9th, County officials, USGBC Members and local residents gathered to celebrate at The Rosedale & Sears Cottage. 

"We hope our 'show' and 'tell' project becomes recognized globally as a benchmark in sustainable working and living."- Lizzie Thrasher 

Adding to "keeping it local," Kings Family Farm donated the tomatoes we used in our tarts and as well as the zucchini blooms {that were picked at noon}, which were stuffed with lavender ricotta and fried in a light locally brewed beer batter, severed at 5 p.m. to 100 guests.

The general store poured wine and made Mimosa to boot. We had our team and a few of The Cafes.
 Mike Thrasher, so kind and talented, put together our Table to Farm Dinner logo.

Keep an eye out for them starting in Fall 2012 and check out SRQ's August issue as they featured us  and the cover girl, Mrs. Shelby King herself. 

The ingredients for the celebration:
Jaquelyn Marie did the Photos
Sylvia's Flower Corner did the flowers

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Let's Party & Enjoy Life

Loving life, bride Tiffany and groom Jasen, knew the perfect spot for their wedding. 

Before moving out of state, the couple wanted to celebrate their unity with family and friends at a beach wedding filled with laughter, memories, and love. The ceremony was held at Anna Maria Beach with a beautiful reception by Sunrise Gardens.

Th couple's motto: "Let's Party and enjoy life." 
The purple and khaki undertones made for a perfect romantic yet carefree feel as they celebrated life and love on their special day. 

Tiffany's father unfortunately passed away from cancer so as a thoughtful reminder, she had a picture of him on her bouquet, representing him being there in spirit. In lieu of wedding favors, donations were made to The American Cancer Society in Loving Msemory of {Buddy Burress} by the couple.

Ingredients to their perfect day:

Set Up:The Loft5 Bridal Lounge
Ceremony: Anna Maria Beach
Reception: Sunrise Gardens
Photographer: Memories By Billie
Beach set-up : The Loft5
Food: The Loft5
Hair & Make up: Salon Salon
Beach music: Trevor Bystrom
DJ: Jay Goodley
Flowers: Slivia's Flower Corner
Officiant: Jack
Cupcakes: Diana Bogan

Monday, May 21, 2012

Vision of Beauty

Couple Justin and Elise flew from New York to make their dream wedding come true. 

Bride Elise, from Australia, is in theater, so she had a very clear vision of what her wedding would be like. With the help of The Loft 5 and other vendors, her vision became reality, making their special day absolutely unforgettable. 

The wedding took place on the beach on Anna Maria Island and a trolly took the wedding party to the Waterfront restaurant, which Justin's cousin owns, where they shared a beautiful evening of celebrating their love with family and friends. 

A special moment for groom Justin was when he and his grandfather made table numbers for the reception. It was one of those details that made their day that much more special. 

Ingredients to their perfect day:

Efficient : REV.Charlie
Flowers: Silva 's Flower Corner
Music: Strings attached and Chuck Chaudell
Beach wedding set-up The Loft5
Table/decor: The Loft5
Photography Jaclyen Marie
Hair & Make-up : Salon West
Cake: Mindy
Reception: The Waterfront

Monday, April 9, 2012

Table To The Farm Dinners, A New Dining Experience

{ Think long wood tables, white linens & flowers and the the freshest ingredients ever...}

Table to Farm...More than a high brow picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.
The gathering in the fields, is part of a growing trend of food lovers.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight locals sourced food and showcase the farmers.

"Know your farmer" is a tag line widely used these day, a rare chance to sit with the people whom grow your food.

What's Included:
-Live Music
-Welcome Beverage
-Passed Appetizers
-Amuse Bouche
-Parting Gift

Cost $125 p.person or $200 for two people
Limited Availability

From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same. 

**Brought to you by the Loft 5 and King's Family Farm

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Southern Charm

Hosted by her mother, Iris and her Aunt, Mesia, bride to be, Lacey Shuttleworth's bridal shower was right out of colonial times.

The setting was as if you were in old Charleston, South Carolina, with a long drive way leading up to a beautiful colonial style home. Guests were greeted by a harpist playing music picked up by the cool breeze.

A young man served refreshments as a Marc Jacob stiletto was passed around to be signed by guests.
As guests walked in the charm continued as beautiful details surrounded the home. The foyer was filled with gifts and her aunt's wedding dress was on display.

There were three tea stations with English and German tea cups. Drinks included strawberry mint water and a Champaign cocktail. Private chefs prepared food that was taken to the dinning table and displayed elegantly. Last but certainly not least there was lavender cookies with a rose water icing that blended so well into the mood of the day.

The bridal shower was a beautiful day filled with love and happiness as the bride and her close family and friends celebrated the upcoming nuptials. Guests enjoyed the southern charm of the private estate while sipping on cool refreshments and nibbling on delectable treats. 

Bride to be: Lacey Shuttleworth soon be marry Kevin Owens of Sarasota fl
Hosted by: Mesia (aunt) & Iris ( mother)
Location: Private Estate, East Bradenton
Music: Harp Nancy Feeley
Food : The Loft 5 { A.j.'s Island Network }
Cake/cupcake: Pasteries by Design
Team : AJ ,Erica , Miss Alyssa and Annah