I can’t tell you exactly what Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are serving backstage at all of their Soul2Soul shows, but I can tell you what is on their menu when they are in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday (May 25): Pasta with baby spinach, dried chilis, pine nuts, torn basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano and light citrus green garlic cream.
And the only reason I know that is that their road chef, Rob White of Nashville’s Dega Catering, talked to the local newspaper, the Idaho Statesman, about how he likes to source his ingredients from the farms in the towns they’re stopping in.
So in Boise, White called the Peaceful Belly Farm in nearby Garden City and asked for an arena delivery of arugula, baby chard, baby kale, spinach, green garlic, asparagus, rhubarb, radish, turnips and baby joi choi.
“Who doesn’t love to support a local farmer? It’s just a much superior product. It’s amazing for me to come through town, and I’m getting fresh asparagus from a local farmer,” White said.
After Boise, the Soul2Soul will make stops in Portland, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington. I hope the local farmers out there are ready.