Farm to table? Boston has you covered in September. Organizers for these two events asked me to share the information, and I am definitely happy to do so. . . and hope I am able to attend myself!
September 17, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
11 Wheeler Road
Hosted by Les Dames d’Escoffier, Boston Chapter to benefit Future Chefs and The Food Project.
Hors d’oeuvres & buffet dinner, live music & entertainment, silent auction – $68.00 per person
Dinner includes locally raised beef from Open Meadow Farm, pork from Blood Farm and Verrill Farm produce, paired with wines from Gordon’s Fine Wines, Harpoon Beer, Sangria & soft drinks.
Purchase tickets at www.lesdamesboston.org or by check made payable to LDE Boston and mailed to Sheila Stone, PO Box 65, Andover MA 01810
Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm; to be followed by RiverSing
Mount Auburn Street from Eliot St to JFK St and in Winthrop Park
The Third Annual Urban-AG fair will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2011 on the site of the first marketplace in Newtone (1630s) and will showcase locally grown fruits and vegetables. Come sample delicious local fare, purchase locally grown foods, get tips from local experts on composting, community gardening, container gardening, and raising chickens and bees and more! Cooking demonstrations by local chefs will be held throughout the day. In addition, there will be great live music and a beer garden featuring locally crafted brews! All events are free, open to the public and are family friendly.
Submit your fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, eggs, baked goods, preserves, pickles and beverages in our judged competition! Prizes will be awarded in the categories of tastiest, biggest, prettiest/most creative, most interesting/funny-looking and student grower (under 17). In addition, prizes will be awarded for photographs in the categories of composition, best use of space in a community garden and best use of space at a residence.