Last week I attended a local coworking day to work at the same place as colleagues I don’t see very often. I previously worked at a coworking space so highly value the concept and getting to spend time with people who work in related fields. It’s a great environment for productivity and creativity.
For lunch there was a local food cart called Farm 2 Cart set up outside the coworking space. Since I like to try new things I decided to try it out!
Farm 2 Cart is a a little food cart that offers sausages (Italian, Andouille, or Bratwurst) on a couple different bun options. It is often set up at several farmers markets around town and makes lunch day stops at different places like the coworking space.
I was excited to try it out because I’ve got a strange obsession with food trucks and food carts. It’s something I never had when growing up so it still feels fun and new to me! I’ve eaten at so many over the years as an adult and it is still awesome!
Photos by Farm 2 Cart
I chose to get an italian sausage topped with sauerkraut and pepper relish. You can imagine my delight when I learned that pepper relish was a topping option – I love that stuff!
I also added some spicy brown mustard to finish it off.
Overall the taste of the sausage was more subtle than I expected and it ended up being a slightly sweeter than I expected. I thought the pepper relish would be more flavorful and spicy than it was, but after the initial confusion I found it to compliment the sausage well. The toppings helped make it more complex and added taste to every bite. This was the perfect lunch for a freezing cold day, even if I had to wait outside to get it!
The sausage is locally-sourced from Renaissance Farms Tennessee and the bun is from La Baguette French Bread and Pastry Shop, another local shop. It’s always nice to eat local so I was happy to support three local businesses in one with this meal! It’s more expensive to support local than if I was buying a cheap hot dog at a big box store, and the cost for a meal was $7.
I fell in love with the bread so I’ll be visiting La Baguette soon. It’s SO GOOD.
Overall I’m a big fan of Farm 2 Cart and their mission to use and promote local food that is of a higher quality than what you might find in a standard hot dog cart. As someone who is trying to eat locally more often, I appreciate this effort.
If you’d like to learn more about Food 2 Cart or track them down in Memphis for a meal, follow them on Facebook!