Lebanon Booth

Many residents of Johnston County enjoy visiting Smith’s Farm and Nursery, a popular destination for getting fresh fruits and vegetables. Myron Smith grew up on the family farm, and wife Sarah moved from Wilson to join her husband 33 years ago.

Sarah is proud of her ancestry–her father’s parents came to the United States from Lebanon. This is the third year for the Lebanese booth at the festival. She and Myron, their son Mitch, along with daughter Farris and Kelly Cowell are happy to share this wonderful food with our festival goers.

Sarah tells us the menu has changed this year. They will be serving chicken shawarma, an incredibly flavorful Middle Eastern sandwich. The chicken is marinated in lemon juice and olive oil, garlic and spices (cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon and red pepper flakes.) It will be served in a pita slice with tahini sauce, chopped tomatoes and a side of hummus. Not only is this a healthy dish, but delicious!

Sara Smith

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