Artisan Bowtie Cutting & Serving Boards
In January 2022, a fire destroyed the barn that housed our farmer’s market and contained historic agricultural items. The fire damaged a 19th century sleigh that the Jones family bought and restored about twenty-five years ago.
The sleigh’s architecture was stunning in incredible hues of yellow and blue, and was proudly displayed when the holidays arrived. Guests on the farm really appreciated the hand carved eagles and other fine touches that made the sleigh museum quality.
After hearing the news of the fire and the damage to the sleigh, the Histed family offered to take some walnut wood left over from the trees that once stood at the Culinary Vegetable Institute and turned it into unique cutting and charcuterie boards with a red bowtie embedded to symbolize The Chef’s Garden.
John Histed, who greatly enjoys woodworking during his retirement years and has a workshop in his basement, made these cutting boards to sell with the funds earmarked to restore the sleigh.
“The carpentry is absolutely gorgeous,” Farmer Lee Jones says, “and highlights the amazing thoughtfulness and goodness of heart of the Histed family. The boards are incredible, and the story of how they’ve created them adds to the value.”
John says that they tried to make the boards relatively consistent, but they had to use the wood in the best ways they could. So, they created unique boards that respect the wood and its grain. Each is one of a kind!
- Large Cutting Boards: 18"L x 12"W x 1.5"D
- Medium Charcuterie Boards: 16"L x 10"W x 0.5"D
- Small Charcuterie Boards: 14"L x 7"W x 0.5"D
“I’m almost speechless at their heartfelt generosity,” Farmer Lee admits. “People who know me say that I’m rarely speechless, but the craftsmanship of these boards is so incredible that I almost want to frame mine as a piece of art.”
Limited quantity artisan boards.