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Breakfast at The Mill

The sun is finally out and just in time for breakfast at Atherton Market! We’ll be there until 12:30pm.

Autumn Hash
Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips and Butternut Squash with caramelized onion, garlic, and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg served with a fried egg and tomato gravy

Biscuit and Gravy
Sweet Potato Biscuit with Andouille Gravy and Windy Hill Pasture Raised Pork

Parmesan Kale Frittata
Roasted Garlic, Wilted Kale, Caramelized Onion and a blend of Parmesan and Asiago

Roasted Apple Pancakes with Maples Sausage
With crushed Pecans and Apple Maple Syrup

Peanut Butter and Jelly Biscuit
Bertie Country Peanut Butter and Muscadine Jam

See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Rural Hill Rally Tonight

Happy Friday!!

Tonight is the Rural Hill Fall Food Truck Rally. The Roots truck is setup and starting to serve up some delicious food.  The rally is being held until 9pm tonight with live music, the corn maize and lots of great food and drinks. Come stop by and celebrate the start of Fall.  Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for our breakfast menu at Atherton Market!

Rural Hill Menu

Braised Pulled Pork Taco

With Marinated Kale and Spiced Apples

Grilled Asian Chicken Taco

With House Made Sesame Soy Dressing and Asian Slaw

Autumn Taco

With Fire Roasted Veggies

Sides

Braised Black Beans

Butternut Squash Soup

See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Catch us at 3rd & Tryon & Innovation Park Today!

Good Morning,

It looks like the cooler weather is sticking around a little longer this week so we decided to put some butternut squash soup on the menu. Since we had to post pone taco day until today our Taco Day Challenge winner is going to be the Thai BBQ Brisket Taco. You can find us at both 3rd & Tryon and Innovation Park. We will also be at the Rural Hill Rally tomorrow from 5-9pm. The weather looks much better and with the corn maize in full swing it should be a good time. If you have never gone before there is great music, lots of food trucks and drinks available.

Thursday’s Taco Menu at 3rd & Tryon

2 for $7 or 3 for $10

Thai BBQ Brisket Taco – Taco Challenge Winner!

Thai BBQ Brisket, topped with a slaw of fresh shaved cabbage, cucumber, and onion dressed with orange and local fresh ginger dressing, and topped with crunchy Ramen noodles

Lemon Lime Tobasco Pepper Shrimp Taco

Poached Shrimp Marinated in Lemon, Lime, Garlic, and Fresh Green and Red Local Tobasco Peppers, and topped a fresh local cucumber and heirloom tomato salsa verde

Free Range Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Farm’s Free Range Chicken with Barbee Farm’s Arugula, warm roasted tomato ragu and grated parmesan

Autumn Taco

Roasted Butternut Squash and Potatoes with a touch of Cinnamon, Fresh Greens and Caramelized Onion Aioli

Sides

Feijoada $2.00

Black Beans Braised with Plenty of Beer and Cured Pork….

Cilantro Lime Rice $1.00

Kyle’s Butternut Squash Bisque $3.00

Roasted Butternut Squash, Onions, Garlic, and Spices

 Innovation Park Menu

 Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Fried Chicken tossed in Buffalo Sauce and topped with House Made Pickles and Fresh Greens served in a wrap

 Trout Po Boy

Fried Trout, Fresh Greens, topped with Tartar Sauce on an Amarosa Roll

 BBQ Braised Brisket Sandwich

Brisket with Texas Style BBQ Sauce and Country Slaw in a Hoagie Roll

 Roots Black Bean Burger

With Caramelized Onions and Fresh Greens

 Sides

Green Salad

Fresh Greens, Shaved Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Honey Mustard Herb Vinaigrette

 Fire Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Taco Day Scheduled for Tomorrow

Good Morning,

We will not be taking the truck out for Taco Day today due to the weather. We will however be back in full swing tomorrow at 3rd & Tryon with the menu listed below. We will also be at Innovation Park tomorrow for lunch and at the Rural Hill Rally on Friday from 5-9pm.

Thursday’s Taco Menu

2 for $7 or 3 for $10

Thai BBQ Brisket Taco – Taco Challenge Winner!

Thai BBQ Brisket, topped with a slaw of fresh shaved cabbage, cucumber, and onion dressed with orange and local fresh ginger dressing, and topped with crunchy Ramen noodles

Lemon Lime Tobasco Pepper Shrimp Taco

Poached Shrimp Marinated in Lemon, Lime, Garlic, and Fresh Green and Red Local Tobasco Peppers, and topped a fresh local cucumber and heirloom tomato salsa verde

Free Range Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Farm’s Free Range Chicken with Barbee Farm’s Arugula, warm roasted tomato ragu and grated parmesan

Autumn Taco

Roasted Butternut Squash and Potatoes with a touch of Cinnamon, Fresh Greens and Caramelized Onion Aioli

Sides

Feijoada $2.00

Black Beans Braised with Plenty of Beer and Cured Pork….

Grilled Veggie Mac and Cheese $3.00

Grillled Local Veggies, Creamy Cheese Sauce and Fusili Pasta

Kyle’s Butternut Squash Bisque $3.00

Roasted Butternut Squash, Onions, Garlic, and Spices

See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Autumn Breakfast at Atherton Mill

Happy Friday!

The truck will not be at Atherton Market for lunch today but we will be there tomorrow morning serving breakfast from 8:30am-12:30pm. Come on out and grab some grub before you start watching football or doing your Saturday errands! 

Breakfast Menu

Autumn Hash

Roasted Butternut Squash, Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Turnips with a touch of fall spice, roasted garlic and caramelized onions, topped with fried egg and heirloom tomato gravy

Breakfast Burrito

Roasted Veggies, Black Beans, Bell Peppers, Onions, Siracha Sour Cream and Scrambled Egg

Add Windy Hill Farm’s Sausage

Butternut Squash and Chorizo Frittata

Topped with Cilantro Aioli and Fresh Orange Zest

Apple French Toast Brulee

Apple Bread, Cooked French Toast style with crunchy sugar coating and cinnamon apple syrup

See you at the truck!

Craig

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Who doesn’t love mac and cheese?

Good Morning!

Both trucks will be going out today with one serving lunch at 3rd & Tryon and the other serving lunch at Innovation Park. For Innovation we will be parked on IMB drive right past Neal Road. Both trucks will be there from 11:30am-1:30pm. Don’t let the cloudy sky scare you away from delicious food.

See you at the cart, Craig

Thursday’s Menu Innovation

Chicken Philly $7.00

Free Range Local Chicken with Sautéed Peppers and Onions and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Sloppy Joe” $7.00

Pasture Raised Local Ground Pork with Sweet and Tangy Sauce and House made Pickles

Southern Quesadilla $7.00

Pulled Pork, Black Beans, Jalapenos, and Melted Cheese with Cilantro Sour Cream

Grilled Veggie Wrap $6.00

Grilled Squash and Zucchini with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Greens, and Creamy Herb Dressing

Fried NC Trout Po’ Boy $7.00

Fried NC trout with, Spicy Pickle Remoulade and Crisp Lettuce

Sides

Mixed Green Salad $2.00

Baby Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Creamy Herb Dressing

Fried Squash $3.00

Beer Battered Fried Local Squash with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Pickled Okra $3.00

House pickled local okra from Barbee Farm

Mac and Cheese $2.00

Home style Baked mac and cheese with fresh herbs and bread crumbs

Thursday 3rd and Tryon Menu

 

Chicken Philly $7.00

Free Range Local Chicken with Sautéed Peppers and Onions and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Sloppy Joe” $7.00

Pasture Raised Local Ground Pork with Sweet and Tangy Sauce and House made Pickles

Grilled Veggie Wrap $6.00

Grilled Squash and Zucchini with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Greens, and Creamy Herb Dressing

Sides

Mixed Green Salad $2.00

Baby Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Creamy Herb Dressing

Pickled Okra $3.00

House pickled local okra from Barbee Farm

Mac and Cheese $2.00

Home style Baked mac and cheese with fresh herbs and bread crumbs

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Taco Day Challenge Winner – Veggie Lovin’

Good Morning,

I am loving the Taco Day Challenge entries this week. Today’s winner was the Veggie Lovin’ Taco with one of my favorite parts about this taco being the fried zucchini straws. Reminds me of french fries but better! Don’t forget that every Monday you can post on our Facebook page or Twitter the taco you want us to put on the menu. Today the truck will be out at 3rd & Tryon from 11:30am-1:30pm. Tomorrow you can find us at Innovation Park and 3& Tryon. We are parked right in front of the buildings at entrance #8.

On Monday of this week we had the opportunity to visit Lucky Clays. If you have not been there or are having an upcoming party or corporate event this is the place to have it. Just check out their website and you will be amazed. After an afternoon of meeting the owners and completing a tasting we are now on their preferred caterers list and can’t wait to provide catering for our first event there.

Next week is our One Pot Meals Class for those who are interested. This is a perfect time to hone your skills with the crock pot and learn some new tips and techniques to making easy fall meals. If you would like to sign up please send us an email to rootsfarmfood@gmail.com.

 Taco Day Wednesday

 Veggie Lovin’ Taco – Taco Day Challenge Winner

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Sweet Bell Pepper, Fried Zucchini Straws and Fresh Herb Aioli

 Free Range Roasted Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Farm’s Free Range Roasted Chicken Simmered in Our House Made Spiced Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce and Topped with Local Marinated Kale, and Saigon Cinnamon (Savory Spice Shop)

 Spicy Chorizo Taco

Windy Hill Farm’s Pasture Raised Pork Chorizo Sausage with Barbee Farm’s Heirloom Tomato and Sweet Baby Watermelon Pico

 Fish Tacos

NC Fresh Water Trout, crispy fried and topped with Remoulade Sauce and Purple Dilly Bean Salad

 Sides

Local Muscadine and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

 Chimichurri Rice

Smoked Chili Roasted Local Root Veggies with Melted Cheese

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Breakfast at the Mill

Good Morning,

 The truck will not be at Atherton Market today for lunch but we will be there tomorrow morning to serve breakfast from 8:30am-12:30pm. Next week the truck will be back on its regular schedule with lunch at 3rd & Tryon on Wednesday and Thursday. We will also be back for a second week of lunch at Innovation Park on Thursday as well. If you haven’t noticed we added 2 cooking classes to the fall schedule with One Pot Meals on Thursday, September 25th and Tuesday October 14th. This a great class to prep for the fall and winter weather and learn new ways to use your crockpot or stockpot at home!

 Breakfast at the Mill

 Roots Hash

Butternut Squash, Turnips, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Spiced Tomato Gravy and Fried Egg

 Juevos Rancheros

Windy Hill Farm’s Chorizo, Roasted Root Veggies, Black Beans, Creamy Queso, Corn of Flour Tortilla

 Veggie Benny

Fried Potato Cake, Wilted Kale, Fried Egg and Caramlized Onion Aioli

 Apple Butter Cinnamon Roll

Homemade Apple Butter and Cinnamon Roll with Saigon Cinnamon

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Thursday’s Menu – 2 Locations Today!

Good Morning,

We’re glad to see some sun shining this morning! Both trucks will be going out today with one serving lunch at 3rd & Tryon and the other serving lunch at Innovation Park. For Innovation we will be parked on IMB drive right past Neal Road. Both trucks will be there from 11:30am-1:30pm.  We will also be taking the truck to the Southend Trading Co tonight for the Revolve, traveling gallery from 6-9pm.

 Thursday’s Menu

 Chicken Wrap

Curried Chicken Salad, Scuppernongs, Muscadines and Cherry Tomatoes

 Fried Trout Po Boy

Fried Trout, Apple Kale Slaw, Remoulade and Greens on Amoroso Roll

 Chimichurri Roja

Braised Steak, creamy Goat Cheese Amarillo, Cilantro, sliced Tomatoes, served on an Amorosa Roll

 Cuban

Housemade Ham, Pulled Pork, Whole Grain Mustard Aioli, Swiss Cheese, Pickles served on Ciabatta Bread

 Thai Curry Veggie Wrap

Fire Roasted Veggies, Greens, Sweet Thai Curry Sauce

 Sides

Cucumber Salad

 Late Summer Salad

Fresh Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Sunchokes, Cucumbers and Herb Vinaigrette

 Innovation Park Menu (Lunch)

 Chorizo Taco

With Black Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar and San Marzano Roasted Tomatoes

 Pulled Pork Taco

With Marinated Kale, red onion, sunchoke and apple slaw

 Roasted Jerk Chicken Taco

Heirloom cherry, cucumber and smoke habanero

 Root Veggie Mole Taco

With Organic Greens and Caramelized Onion Aioli

 Sides

Smoked Jalapeño BBQ Black Beans

 Sweet Chili Basmati Rice

 See you at the Cart!

Craig

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Taco Day!

Good Morning,

We will be serving tacos at 3rd & Tryon and will also be adding a new location at Innovation Park off of Harris Blvd. Many of you have asked if we have a spot up north a bit and we are going to try out this one to see how it goes. We will start to serve at Innovation every Thursday from 11:30-1:30pm.  The truck will be setup on IBM Drive towards the far entrance, right past Neal Road. This week’s Taco Day Challenge winner is the Root Veggie Mole Taco. For a picture of the winning taco check out our website or Facebook page.

We also got a big batch of Sunchokes in this week and decided to put them on the pulled pork taco. Sunchokes help to regulate blood sugar and also are very good for digestion as it contains prebiotic properties and vitamin C. Their crunchy and refreshing too!

 Wednesday Taco Day

 Chorizo Taco

With Black Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar and San Marzano Roasted Tomatoes

 Pulled Pork Taco

With Marinated Kale, Red Onion and Sunchoke and Apple Slaw

 Roasted Jerk Chicken Taco

With Smoked Habanero and Sweet Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes

 Root Veggie Mole Taco

With Organic Greens and Caramelized Onion Aioli

 Sides

Smoked Jalapeño BBQ Black Beans

 Sweet Chili Basmati Rice

 See you at the Cart!

Craig