VIEW THIS VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’s FEAST by Coruway Film Institue.
Tickets are still available to the much anticipated, fourth annual Farm to Table Feast taking place next Tuesday August 14th at the Barn at Moody Mt. Farm in Wolfeboro, NH. Hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.), this event is a delectable opportunity to celebrate the seasonal summer abundance by enjoying a fully catered, locally sourced meal accompanied by live music, cottage industry silent auction, and keynote speaker, Naomi Starkman, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Civil Eats. And the “table” is no ordinary table. Attendees dine on a hand hewn 60ft white pine table crafted specifically for this event by Build it Green New England.
Area restaurants and chefs have created unique and imaginative dishes using ingredients sourced from area farmers and producers to serve up the delicious and nutritious menu for which this popular community event is renowned. Partnering to create a hallmark dish and accompaniments for each of the five courses are Chef Perrin Long, Black Bear Micro Roastery, East of Suez, La Boca Bakery, Lydia’s Meeting House, Sumner Brook Herbals, Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery, Windy Fields Farm, and the Wolfeboro Inn.
Chef Perrin Long’s entrée, Vegetable Polenta Napoleon is a mouth-watering combination of grilled zucchini and eggplant, wilted chard, fennel, heirloom tomatoes, and roasted fingerling potatoes served with goat cheese and sauce verte on a bed of crispy polenta.
The freshly-picked produce comes from a variety of producers including Brookford Farm, Carriage Hill Honey, Crooked Pine Farm, Moody Mountain Farm, Pork Hill Farm, Via Lactea Farm, Wake Robin Farm, Wild Miller Farm, and the Wotton Family Farm.
The Farm to Table Feast is a much loved and anticipated event where local food enthusiasts renew their commitment to support local food and agriculture while also deepening their sense of community. The broader vision behind bringing the farmers, chefs and consumers together around the dinner table is to organically inspire the demand for local foods in our restaurants, schools, community service organizations and around our family dinner tables. Speaking to this, will be a very special guest, Naomi Starkman, founder and Editor-in-Chief, Civil Eats. She is a food policy consultant to Consumers Union and others, as well as a founding board member and the Strategic Communications Advisor to the Food & Environment Reporting Network and FixFood. Naomi served as the Director of Communications & Policy at Slow Food Nation ’08 and has worked as a media consultant at The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQand WIRED magazines. She was previously a senior publicist at Newsweek magazine and was the Director of Communications for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Naomi works with various clients on food policy and advocacy and is an aspiring organic grower, having worked on several farms.
One of the common values both Civil Eats and G.A.L.A. share is creating stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities. The evening will also feature local musicians and entertainers, homesteading demonstrations, a silent auction with awesome prizes of a sustainable nature and the much anticipated Volunteer of the Year Award.
The date for the Farm to Table Feast is Tuesday, August 14th. It will again be held at the picturesque Barn at Moody Mountain Farm between 6.30 and 10:00 pm. Tickets are $60 for G.A.L.A. Members and $75 non-members, and they may be purchased by calling Carol at G.A.L.A. on 603-539-6460.
We hope you to see you there!