BLUE PEARL FARMS
9760 Randall Rd
McClellanville, SC  29458


info@bluepearlfarms.com
The 7th Annual Lowcountry Blueberry Jam & Blueberry Festival
Sunday, June 25, 12 - 6 pm

Come on out to the Pearl for a beautiful day in the country, relaxing to the music of Cane Creek String Band and The Travelin' Kine, making selections from the offerings of five local chefs with paired wine and beer selections, picking blueberries and sampling blueberry treats and our special blueberry lemondade, sampling our bees' honey, visiting regional artists and artisans, and checking out the efforts to break the current world record Blueberry Toss...one person throws, and the other one catches it in their mouth.



The Travelin' Kine                                                                                                                          Cane Creek String Band

The Cane Creek String Band features authentic American traditional string music, bringing high energy to a hard-driving blend of foot-stomping dance tunes.  Bertha Booker, Gina Perez, Lane Gregory and Edwin McAllister play fiddle, stand up bass, guitar, claw-hammer banjo, guitar and mandolin, bringing their broad musical experience together with fantastic harmonies.

Slaton Glover and The Travelin' Kine return to Cypress Pond with their potent mix of harmonica, strings and passionate vocals, playing Red Dirt Americana from the heart. Known for their powerful songwriting, these talented lowcountry musicians will reach out and pull you in. Singer Slaton Glover, David Vaughan on mandolin, Jim Donnelly on drums, bassist Brent Poulson, harp man Mark Davis and Scottie Frier on guitar put on a great show you will not want to miss.

This year's festival features Culinary Row, with a wide selection of dishes created by a team of local chefs who draw on world traditions to inspire them just for this event.

Italo Marino and Leila Schardt have been a team in and out of the kitchen since they graduated culinary school in 2010. The two were Co-Executive Chefs of two downtown Charleston restaurants and are in the process of starting an event company geared mainly towards outdoor cookery. Their love for charred, fermented, pickled and spiced foods is showcased in their day to day cooking. Their great passion for traveling constantly adds to what they learn from other cultures and cuisines.

Shuai Wang and Corrie Wang of Short Grain combine a love for Japanese cooking with an untraditional approach, prime locally grown produce and seafood, and imagination as well honed as cooking techniques. They will bring a menu that brings together all the flavors of the lowcountry's land and sea, including your favorite blueberry sauces. You may have seen Short Grain featured in culinary magazines like Bon Appetit, and now you can try some of their special dishes here at the Pearl.

Family recipes started Yellow Bike Sweets owner Keri Zellman on a journey to share sweet and savory treats that showcase fresh pecans and classic ingredients. A pecan brittle recipe from a little candy factory in the heart of Texas got tweaked by a family of sisters to create the most unique brittle you will ever taste, still made with traditions shared by moms, grandmothers, and generations before. Texas tea biscuits as light as a feather, spicy pecan cheddars, and coffee roasted with home-grown pecans plus Blue Pearl Farms blueberry treats, all made with love.

     
Italo Marina & Leila Schardt                                    Shuai Wang & Corrie Wang (www.shortgrain.com)            Yellow Bike Sweets

Alfonso and Rachel Castejon met in Seville, Spain, and blend the best of authentic Spanish food with Lowcountry style. Their menus revolve around fresh, local produce and "proteins" (seafood, meat, dairy...). Even the recipes on their website make your mouth water! You might see them with a tapas menu or other small bites at some of Charleston's fine local breweries, and their Lowcountry flair will bring you back for more.

Chef Stephen Thompson experiments with Asian and Spanish cuisines, using locally grown produce and meats to create flavorful, provocative dishes for Dashi. Currently the Executive Chef at Prohibition in Charleston, Chef Thompson focuses on blending delicate flavors with savory proteins, resulting in dishes that balance crisp fresh vegetables with spices and a little heat in an entirely satisfying and enticing way.

Understanding the impact ingredients make on everything we eat is one of the special talents Cake Farmer Amy Robinette brings to her amazing array of sweet and savory desserts and pies. Mixing old and new approaches and traditions with seasonal produce and high quality ingredients allows her to experiment in ways that fully satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping it balanced and fresh. Check out the ways she will be using Blue Pearl Farms honey and blueberries!

   
Alfonso & Rachel Castejon                             Stephen Thompson of Dashi                                           Blueberry Cream Cake by Amy Robinette

Mark your calendars now, and see you at the Pearl!

Tickets are $10 for adults and children 15 and under are free. Gates open at 1130 am. No outside coolers, please leave your pets at home.

Schedules will be posted at http://bluepearlfarms.com/Blueberry_Festival.html. Blue Pearl Farms is at 9760 Randall Rd in McClellanville, SC; contact us at info@bluepearlfarms.com or 843-887-3554 for more information.

        

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 9760 Randall Rd, McClellanville SC  29458. Take Hwy 17 to McClellanville, and turn onto Hwy. 45 at the flashing light. Randall Road is the first left, and you will find the farm entrance gate for Blue Pearl Farms on the right after about 1.2 miles.
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