Halloween Potluck at David Shaffer's Home

  • October 26, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • David Shaffer's home



This will probably be our last outdoor gathering of the year! David Shaffer has graciously offered to host us at his "homestead" in Seymour, just a relatively short drive down Chapman Highway from Knoxville. Come enjoy the early fall, fresh air, great folks, and some of the best food anywhere in East Tennessee!!

Here's the plan:

- 2:00pm Meet at Earthfare/Bearden to carpool to Seymour(anyone not interested in carpooling can meet us there)

- Drive to Seymour
- 3:00pm Leisurely afternoon activities: pet the horses, play some volleyball or frisbee...
- 5:30 potluck supper
- 7:00 post-dinner bonfire (with vegan s'mores, of course!)
- 8:00 head back to Knoxville


DIRECTIONS from Downtown Knoxville:

- Drive south over the Gay St Bridge

- Turn R onto E Blount Ave

- At the light, turn L onto Chapman Highway/Highway 441 S

- Proceed 14.6 miles, turn sharp R onto Wye Drive

- after 1.9 miles, turn L onto S Knob Creek Rd

- after 1.1 miles, S Knob Creek Rd becomes Stanton Rd

- one more mile, the house is on the R: 1038 Stanton Rd, Seymour 37865


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  • Carla H.

    The food was excellent & plenty of it. Lots of animal-friendly people to enjoy talking with.

    November 5, 2013

  • KAREN

    KEVIN, IS THERE ANY CHANCE YOU COULD GIVE ME YOUR RECIPE FOR THE WONDERFUL CHEESES YOU MADE. THANK YOU.

    October 29, 2013

    • Kevin M.

      Karen, your best bet is to get the book I mentioned, "Artisan Vegan Cheese," it has all the details. If you can't find it, let me know.

      October 29, 2013

    • KAREN

      OK, WILL DO. THANK YOU.

      October 29, 2013

  • Trish

    I would love to come but I'm doing a 12 mile hike that day with another Meetup group. I should be able to get there in time for the smores. David, I'm so excited about seeing your homestead!

    September 30, 2013

    • Trish

      Drat! Thanks to a traffic jam following a wreck at Clingman's Dome, I missed the whole thing. : (

      October 29, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    Thanks to everyone who came out, it was a fine day!! Please post your recipes to the Files directory at our group website.

    October 28, 2013

  • Karen of Oak R.

    Always love hanging out on a farm :-) and eating good food with great people!!
    Trying to post the recipe - it is too long for here - I am going to try in discusssions - otherwise, I will send it to Kevin for him to send out.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • KAREN

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR MAKING MY 1ST VEGAN POTLUCK A TRULY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE. SPECIAL THANK YOU TO KEVIN AND DIANE FOR LETTING ME RIDE WITH THEM TO DAVID'S HOUSE AND TO DAVID FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT HOST. I MET A LOT OF LOVELY PEOPLE AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN SOON.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Viren L.

    Kevin : Please post about the Vegetarian Thanksgiving Event on
    Sunday, Nov 24th @ 6pm @ The Seventh Day Adventist Church in
    Knoxville. More details to follow. Thanks much.

    October 25, 2013

  • Karen of Oak R.

    Hi Kev, there will most likely be 4 of us total - I am bring bake beans, Jen is making a Quinnoa salad, and Frankie is bringing a fruit platter - we will drive ourselves and hope to be there between 3-3:30

    October 25, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    Please post if you are planning to carpool- we don't want to leave anyone behind!

    October 24, 2013

    • Gale

      I will drive myself. I'm still a little weak and sore from knee replacement surgery, so I don't think I can make it through the whole afternoon and evening. I will come about 4:30 or 5 p.m.

      October 25, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    My cell# is[masked]-6452. David's phone# is[masked]

    October 25, 2013

  • KAREN

    KEVIN, I'M GOING TO BE DRIVING DOWN FROM CUMBERLAND GAP. I'VE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH MY TRUCK BUT SHOULD BE GOOD NOW. AS A PRECAUTION, COULD YOU GIVE ME A CONTACT NUMBER JUST IN CASE I NEED TO GET HOLD OF YOU.

    October 24, 2013

  • KAREN

    CAN I PLEASE CAR POOL WITH SOMEONE. THANK YOU.

    October 24, 2013

    • Kevin M.

      Yes, you can ride with us from EarthFare - anyone else??

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For now I changed my RSVP to no. If I can come, I will be sure to check back in. :)

    October 24, 2013

  • Carla H.

    I will drive myself so no need to wait for me at Bearden Earth Fare.

    October 23, 2013

  • David S.

    I am so honered and excited to have my vegan friends at my house. I will have a volleyball net set up, a campfire by the house, and a bonfire by the barn, meet my two horses Snake and Toast. Bring a chair, we're gonna have fun. I'm making sweet potatoes and a salad. GO VEGAN

    1 · October 20, 2013

    • Carla H.

      David.....don't make that bonfire too close to the barn! Carla

      October 23, 2013

  • cindy

    I'm bringing lasagna..will that work for everyone?

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I volunteer to make vegan chili. Sounds good on a Fall afternoon! Looking forward to Saturday!

    October 22, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    Please invite friends & family and RSVP ASAP. thanks!!

    October 19, 2013

    • Ronni F.

      Kevin, when you say to bring family and friends, does that include children?

      October 21, 2013

    • Kevin M.

      Yes, absolutely!

      October 21, 2013

  • Karen of Oak R.

    We were leaning towards potoato salad and then I found a recipe for smokey apple baked beans that I just have to try :-)

    October 21, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    Please bring folding chairs, games, and wear layers. We will provide drinks and plates/cups/plasticware/napkins.

    October 21, 2013

  • Janice C.

    I am bringing dessert - don't know exactlly what yet.

    October 20, 2013

  • KAREN

    I'M BRINGING POTATO SOUP AND SAVORY MUFFINS. IS THAT OK?

    October 20, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    We're bringing Curried Pumpkin Saag, how about you??

    October 20, 2013

  • Janice C.

    Karen,

    Glad you are excited. I am happy you are coming. We always have tasty food and nice people.

    October 19, 2013

  • KAREN

    This will be my first Vegan Potluck and I'm excited!

    October 19, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    I just ordered the vegan marshmallows for the s'mores!! 8-)

    3 · October 18, 2013

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