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The Center for Agroforestry

5th Annual Chestnut Roast

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center
New Franklin, Mo.

Activities in the Entertainment Tent:

10:00 - 11:00 Ironweed Bluegrass Band
11:00 - 11:45 Agroforesty DVD
11:45 - 12:45 Ironweed Bluegrass Band
12:45 - 1:30 MU Raptor Rehabilitation Project presentation
1:30 - 2:30 Ironweed Bluegrass Band
2:30 - 3:15 Wayne Lovelace, Forrest Keeling Nursery, "Caring for Your New Chestnut and Other Trees"

Cooking with Chestnuts Demonstrations

10:30 - 11:30 Executive Chef Eric Cartwright of the MU Dining Services - Plaza 900 Chef Cartwright and staff prepared four unique chestnut dishes on the stage. Free tasting samples were distributed to audience during the demonstration.
1:00 - 2:30 Executive Chef Craig Cyr of The Wine Cellar and Bistro in Columbia Chef Cyr and staff prepared four unique chestnut dishes on the stage. Free tasting samples were distributed to audience during the demonstration.

The 1819 Thomas Hickman House:

The house was closed this year at the event due to the restoration project.

Guided Bus Tours of the Farm:

Tour guides Mike Gold, Dusty Walter, Mark Coggeshall, MU Center for Agroforestry, and Jerry Van Sambeek, US Forest Service gave bus tours of the farm throughout the day.

Producers and Exhibitors for the 2007 Missouri Chestnut Roast

Free tasting samples and products for sale in most of the booths

Baer’s Pure Scents
Bee products booth

Barnicle Farms
Pickled black walnuts

Cedar Mikes
Ozark Custom Cedar Furniture

Chestnut Charlie’s
Certified organic chestnuts booth, cooking with chestnuts demonstration and tasting

Columbia Master Gardeners
Informational booth

Ernest Hilderbrand
Specialty wood turning demonstration and sales booth

Forrest Keeling Nursery
Containerized chestnut trees booth

Furstenau Elk Farm
Elk meat products booth

Gibbons Bee Farm
Honey products booth with an observation live bee hive

Gift Baskets Unique
Missouri-made specialty food products booth

Goatsbeard Farm
Goat cheese products booth

Goods from the Woods
Pine nuts and hickory nuts booth

Grand Valley Farms
Pecan snack products booth

Hammons Products Company
Black walnut and pecan products booth

Ironweed Bluegrass Band
Musical entertainment

Les Bourgeois Vineyards
Wine tasting booth

MU Center for Agroforestry
Free samples of roasted chestnuts
Agroforestry publications and information exhibit

Lime Green Bean Accessories by Jean
Chestnut theme jewelry and craft items booth

Missouri Consulting Foresters Missouri Walnut Council
Information booth

Missouri Farmers Union
Ozark Mountain Pork Cooperative products booth

MO Northern Pecan Producers
Missouri pecan products booth

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
Wildflower plants and seeds booth

Mount Pleasant Winery
Wine tasting and sales booth

MU Buck’s Ice Cream
Chestnut, black walnut and pecan ice cream booth

MU Campus Dining Services
Cooking with chestnuts demonstration and tasting

MU Center for Agroforestry
Roasted chestnut sampling booth
Agroforestry publications and information exhibit

MU College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Informational exhibit

MU Raptor Rehabilitation Project
Live bird of prey presentation

Native Plant Society
Wreaths, dried plant materials, native plants booth

New Franklin High School Boosters Club
Food concession stand with grilled elk, buffalo and beef products

Papa Shrubs and Sni-Valley Seed Co.
Potted chestnut trees, native plants and seeds booth

Pine straw mulch exhibit
Demonstration shows uses for Missouri-produced pine straw bales

Sara Ann Denson
Christmas Turtles author
Book readings at designated times and sales booth

Southeast Iowa Nut Growers Cooperative
Fresh chestnuts

The Root Cellar
Canned tomato products, salsa, marinara

The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc.
Schlafly fall beer and hard cider booth

The Wine Cellar and Bistro
Cooking with chestnuts demonstration and tasting

Wilby’s Fire House Foods, LLC
Gourmet mustard booth

Wilson Pecan Farms
Pecans and pecan candies booth

Wyldewood Cellars
Elderberry food and health products booth

Click here to view the Chestnut Roast Photo Gallery.

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