What is Harvest Week?
Motor Supply Co. Bistro supports sustainable organic and near-organic farmers in the Midlands by regularly buying their meats, poultry, dairy, eggs and produce for its daily-changing lunch, dinner and brunch menus – and Harvest Week is a designated biannual weeklong celebration of these local, sustainable farms across the Midlands, taking place every summer and fall.
Harvest Week highlights the local partner farms with whom Motor Supply has year-round relationships through the following:
- A special, nightly-changing Harvest Week dinner menu, loaded with more local, sustainable ingredients than usual in unique, inventive combinations
This is when the kitchen team really goes wild.
All you need is a dinner reservation to get in on things.
- A one-week-only, limited edition Harvest Week cocktail list.
Like the kitchen, the bar lets loose with the creativity.
Have cocktails with dinner, or pull up to the historic oak bar and take a tour of the farm-to-shaker magic.
- A "Meet the Farmer Happy Hour" event, which kicks things off on the first Tuesday of Harvest Week, 5:30-7pm. The featured farmers, Motor regulars and local media gather at the bar for a laid-back, free soiree with cash bar and an assortment of complimentary hors d'oeuvres, open to the public.
Afterwards, our farming partners enjoy dinner on the house as a thank-you for everything that they do year-round.
Bottom line: Harvest Week offers the local community a unique, celebratory experience built on Motor Supply’s passion for fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, its progressive community and environmental goodwill.
When did Harvest Week begin?
Harvest Week began in Fall 2011, but Motor Supply’s made-from-scratch cuisine has been served from its historic landmark building in the Vista since 1989.
Then, why did Motor Supply create Harvest Week, you ask?
The restaurant doesn’t just support the small, sustainable farms in the Midlands – it has personal relationships with the farmers.
Harvest Week started as an opportunity to feature local farmers and their ingredients, and thank them for their hard work, and is now a biannual, weeklong celebration of these local farmers, their families, and their delicious, sustainably produced ingredients.
Who are the farmers?
Motor Supply’s partner farms are small, sustainable, organic or near-organic and located in or near the Midlands, along with surrounding counties like Newberry and Florence. Most of the featured Harvest Week farms are farms with whom Motor Supply works year-round, and some work with the restaurant specifically for Harvest Week, based on what’s seasonal and fresh.
How can I attend?
Harvest Week is a free, non-ticketed event. It’s always kicked off on the first night, a Tuesday, with Meet the Farmer Happy Hour, where the local community is encouraged to stop by to try the exclusive, limited edition Harvest Week Cocktail List and meet and chat with farmers from featured Harvest Week farms – a rare and unique opportunity.
Harvest Week continues through Sunday of that week, and each night features a distinctive menu of dishes created with ingredients directly from the featured farms.
Reservations are strongly suggested during Harvest Week and can be made by calling 803-256-6687 or by visiting www.motorsupplycobistro.com.