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On Farm Dinners - Capture the Season

August 18, 2016

Chef Frank Pace, owner at The Great Northern, sets-up shop on location at Jericho Settler's Farm to host dinners around three times a year. The dinners range from high-ticket benefits to fun, affordable evenings like this Sunday's Pig Roast to celebrate Vermont Open Farm Week. Why put up with the hassle of hauling and setting up all your cooking equipment on the farm? "I have had a relationship with Mark and Christa [owners at Jericho Settlers] for many years. I love what they do - they raise small herds, and maintain them extremely well. And when you cook their products on the farm itself, it tastes better," Chef Pace shared. 

For the farm, it's a way to showcase and celebrate their hard-earned harvest. The farm shared their excitement about the upcoming feast, "We love to partner with our Vermont chefs because their talent and skill can showcase our vegetables and meats in the most interesting and delicious ways. We have had the pleasure of working with Frank Pace for years, and we have always marveled at his ability to butcher and master the entire pig. We raise our pigs on pasture, with plenty of vegetable scraps, and only non-GMO grain. This Primal Feast is so special because it is the most wallet and budget friendly chef-to-farm dinner that we have been able to host, with the goal of including the entire community!"

What: Primal Feast at Jericho Settlers Farm featuring Chef Frank Pace and beer selections from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
When: Sunday, August 21st 
Purchase Tickets: https://localvoretoday.com/directory/view/663

There are many Open Farm Week dinners this weekend and into the season! Find one near you:

Open Farm Week:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Kimball Brook Farm, Ferrisburgh | 3 - 8pm Farm Dinner: hayrides, farm tours, petting zoo, farm market, live entertainment, and a Fresh Supper a la carte - much of which will be sourced straight from the farm!

Knoll Farm, Fayston | 6 - 9 pm Lamb Kebab Dinner: a beautiful, abundant, and delicious feast of the field with Middle Eastern flavors. We will be grilling our own spiced lamb kebabs over a wood-fire and serving them up with many vegetarian complements from the gardens inspired by the cuisines that understand lamb best. We will be using our outdoor bread oven and serving outside in the gardens weather permitting.

Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott | 6:30 pm Farm to Fork BBQ + Entertainment: a one of a kind Farm to Fork experience. Dine with others who want to enjoy a local meal on the farm. A tour, bonfire, sunset, community dining at it's finest in our agritourism greenhouse. James Beard Award-winning guest chef! Local beef and vegetarian options. The Eames Brothers' Band will be playing live throughout the evening. Come for a memorable, old time Vermont evening, dress for the weather.

Bread & Butter Farm, Shelburne | 4:30 - 7:30 pm Burger Night Grass-fed burgers, salads, veggie burgers, hotdogs, drinks and desserts featuring live music featuring The Zeichner's.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Agricola Farm, Panton | 5 - 9:30 pm Farm Dinner: Farm tour and gourmet style, 5+ course, farm fresh plated meal served in our farmhouse. Only 30 seats available. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jericho Settlers' Farm, Jericho | 4 - 7 pm Primal Feast: Join Zero Gravity Craft Brewery and renowned butcher Frank Pace for a family-friendly community cookout at Jericho Settlers Farm! This buffet style meal will include grass-fed pork and organic vegetable produce straight from the farm.

Farmer Brown, Enosburg Falls | 4 - 7pm Pig Roast: community pig roast with sides and live music from a local band!

Beyond:

Thursday, August 25, 2016 

Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen | 6 pm Farmers' Dinner in the Garden: Special Dinner in the garden (weather permitting) featuring local farmers, growers and artisans and celebrating the season! 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ariel's Restaurant, Brookfield | 5 - 9 pm Chef Lee Duberman will be scoping the gardens of the members of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative as she and Richard prepare to host this lakeside farm-to-table dinner. The dinner will celebrate the best of summer in the hills of Central Vermont.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hartshorn Organic Farm, Waitsfield | 6 pm Farm Dinner: Using the farms organic produce, we will prepare a truly localvore farm-to-plate experience that is an authentic Vermont, unique, inspiring and fun event that you will remember for a long time.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Kimball Brook Farm, Ferrisburgh | 3 - 8pm Farm Dinner: Fresh supper a la carte - much of which will be sourced straight from the farm!

 

  

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