Tennessee is a state with a long history of hemp production, and not just the version that was once the No. 1 cash crop of Grundy County. We’re talking about the legal kind, without THC content, that has been used as a source of fiber for centuries. CBD and hemp products are seemingly ubiquitous, beyond just the hippie health shops, and have truly entered the mainstream consciousness. Consumers are clamoring for more information about the potential health benefits of these products.
If you’re curious, there’s an excellent opportunity coming up this weekend with a special CBD/Hemp Dinner planned for Saturday, Jan. 18. The dinner will be held at Harvest by Labcanna at 1880 Fairview Blvd. in Fairview and will feature a five-course meal prepared by chefs Skylar Bush and Danny Davis, made using ingredients infused with hemp or CBD. In addition to the food component, the evening will showcase local farmers who grow hemp as well as businesses who sell CBD-related products.
Your ticket includes the meal, an open bar with cocktails, wine and beer, live musical entertainment and a swag bag of samples and special discount deals for hemp products. The evening’s fun kicks off at 6 p.m., and the menu looks delectable:
Crawfish & Jicama Salad, Winter Melon, CBD Thai Dressing
Squash 2 Ways: Pumpkin Hempanada & Roasted Butternut Soup
Hemp Leaf Dolmadas
Smoked Pork, Dirty Cauliflower Rice, Red Pepper Coulis
Warm Housemade Pita & Vegetable Chips
Smoked Turnip & Beet Tartare
Red Wine Plum Reduction, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Lemon, CBD Tincture
Turkish Hummus & Lamb belly skewers
Pine Nuts, Micro Basil, Hemp Butter
Wagyu Beef Brisket Shawarma & Moroccan Chicken
With Tabbouleh, Toum, Skhug, Raita, Pickled Vegetables, Hemp Hearts
Lemongrass Tres Leches
Fruity Pebbles Churro, Heated Milk Icing, Candied Hemp Leaves, Toasted Coconut
CBD Cocktails, local wine, beer & spirits.
Tickets to the CBD/Hemp dinner are available at the event website, and because you Bitesters are good people, organizers have offered a special 25 percent discount code if you enter EDIBLECBD at checkout. It should be a very chill evening of food, drink and education!