You might have some questions. We might have some answers! If you do have a question that you don’t see below, don’t hesitate to Contact Us!
Questions & Answers
Who Are You?
We’re Arthur & Kira King. We are lifelong Savannahians & Catholics. We met at Blessed Sacrament School in Kindergarten, started dating in 8th grade, and got married at age 23.
What is Farm To Table dining?
Farm to Table quite literally means ingredients directly (or as much as possible) from the farm straight to the table for consumption. This buzz word became popular over the past decade or so and is appreciated by all for its freshness, high quality of flavor, and reconnection with your food source.
Are you affiliated with a certain parish?
We are parishioners of St. James the Less in Savannah, Georgia, but no, Farm to Jesus is not directly affiliated with St. James. We hope to sometimes have guest priests to lead us in prayer and walk us through some of the Church’s teachings.
Can we help? How?
We understand that some people are helpers to their core (cough cough, Arthur King). If you’d like to help, we’d graciously accept your help washing up the many dishes we’re sure to go through after our meal.
Why did you start Farm to Jesus?
We’ve felt a calling to do something of service for our generational peers for a few years now. We just couldn’t discern what, and then, it hit us! Arthur is a wonderful cook. Kira is a (self-proclaimed) fabulous host. We want to bring people together over food to talk all about God’s will for us as individuals, for our families, and to join in the young Catholic community.
Does it cost money to attend?
No. We are happy to provide the food if you provide the fellowship!
What if I have a food allergy?
Please let us know beforehand. We will try to be as accommodating as we can.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! Please spread the word! However, please send me an email asking beforehand. If we have enough space for the upcoming evening, they are welcome! If we are booked full, then we will gladly put that friend down on the next evening’s list.
Can we bring our children?
Yes, of course! Your littles will munch on a PB&J made from fresh, homemade bread, GA Grown & ground peanut butter & homemade jam + a fruit/veg side. They will either enjoy story-time during adult theology time or just play time on the farm. (Please add them to your rsvp number & let us know of any allergies!)
What will the topics be?
Scripture and church teachings that relate to the chapter of life we are in as young adults, couples and parents.
Are you taking Covid-19 precautions?
We will do our utmost best. That being said… This will be a gathering of people. There is no guarantee that a common cold, Covid, a stomach bug, or what have you won’t be unknowingly passed from one person to another. If you’d like to participate in the theology part of the evening but skip the in-person dinner, we are happy to record it and upload it later for your viewing.
Why every other month?
We are so excited to host Farm to Table, but we also know we’ll need a break in between all the preparation.
How many animals do you have?
Honest answer: No idea. We do know we have 2 horses, 1 miniature donkey, 1 Shetland pony, 5 dogs, 4 cats and lots of chickens & ducks.
Why only 4-5 families at a time?
We have a relatively small house and a rather large patio and yard. With nice weather, 4-5 families will fit nicely outside. In case of inclement weather, we’ll be a little squeezed inside so the number cap is 4-5 families just in case!
Can we ride or groom your horses/donkey?
Someone is bound to ask this question, and the answer is No. First off, it’s a liability. As docile as our animals are, they are still very large animals with their own minds. Secondly, our horses are our pets. We don’t offer riding or grooming lessons, but we are happy to refer you to a barn that does. We can most definitely wave to them from the yard though!
Are single people welcome?
Absolutely. If you are a single person who is proactively interested in learning more about our faith, you are always welcome.
What ages are welcome?
Our focus is the millennial/Gen Z crowd, but if you’d like to participate and aren’t in those generations, we’re not going to stop you!
What if I’m allergic to dogs/cats?
We will try to be outside most of the time, but if you are highly allergic to dogs/cats/hay/horses/etc., then it’s probably best that you join us electronically.
Are non-Catholics welcome?
Of course. God’s word is for everyone!
Why is there a rotating list? (If there is.)
If Farm to Table grows like we think it might, we may have to have a rotating guest list. Participants will be placed on the guestlist on a first come first serve basis. This means that your attendance may be every other time we host or even longer. It just depends.
Can we host Farm to Jesus?
No, and yes. We have the plans and set up for Farm to Jesus to be successful. We’re excited to host, and unless there is a life event that will put it on hold, then we are keen to host. IF you love this idea and would like to franchise it (not monetarily), please by all means do! Please email us for details and before using our super cool logo.
Can I bring my own meal?
If eating someone else’s food, prepared in a home kitchen, is something that doesn’t interest you, you may by all means bring your own meal! Or maybe your child(ren) are picky eaters. We get it and promise we won’t be offended!
We hope this helps answer some things you may be wondering about! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have a question we haven’t addressed.