Farm Dinners 2016
We try to make it to a farm dinner at least once a summer (and we have our tix for Barberry Hill Farm in August). Dinners at the Farm started this happy trend, but there are plenty more to choose from these days. Here’s our list:
Dinners at the Farm is still going strong after ten years and sets up their tents at White Gate and Barberry Hill for a few days each summer. This multi-course feast starts off with a house cocktail and tours of the farm. Barberry Hill dates still available: August 10 – 14, 2016. $125 – $150.
Field House Farm Farm & Fiddle Party, 8/10: A summer picnic and concert on the farm with a barbecue prepared by Chef David Borselle (of Avert Brasserie fame), including slow cooked Field House Farm roast beef, tomato, peach & cucumber salad, grilled melon and bacon skewers and lots more. $60. More info here.
Farm to Pier Dinner, 8/17: A seated dinner at Waterfront Park in New London, featuring fresh local ingredients, to benefit FRESH’s Farm to School program, which brings local foods to the cafeteria and supports the expansion of school gardens and connects students to local agriculture. $75. More info at www.freshnewlondon.org.
Dish Restaurant Family Style Farm Dinner at Killam & Bassette, 8/20: Killam & Bassette Farmstead is the venue for this family style evening with a menu prepared by Chef William Carbone of Dish Restaurant. Hayrides, live music and wine tasting, too. More info here.
Rose’s Berry Farm, 8/19 & 9/23: A pop-up multi-course dinner in South Glastonbury, spotlighting chef Billy Grant’s (Grant’s & Bricco, West Hartford) way with local ingredients. More info here.
Stem to Stein at Smokedown Farm, 8/7, 12 – 4pm: A benefit for the CT Farmland Trust, this daytime event features craft brews from Kent Falls Brewing Company and the Rolling Stone Pizza truck. More info here.
Cold Spring Farm’s Family Friendly Farm Dinner, 8/17, 4 – 7pm: Wood-fired pizza and farm-fresh sides and salads are on the menu at this dinner in East Haddam. Bring a blanket to spread out in the field and eat picnic-style, or sit at the table for the feast. Live music, farm tours, and lawn games, too. BYOB. $65/adults, $45 children 6 -12 and children under 5 are free. More info here.
Max Chef to Farm, multiple dates: Themed dinners at various farms in Connecticut presented by the Max team. More info here.