Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dinners at the Farm

Last night we attended Dinners on the Farm  at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, CT.   Dinners on the Farm are a series of dinners sponsored by local chefs and host farms to raise awareness about the importance of supporting local farms in Connecticut and to benefit CitySeedConnecticut Farmland Trust and Working Lands Alliance–a dedicated group working to maintain Agricultural viability.  It was a beautiful evening, and we enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, followed by a tour of the farm and a six-course dinner.   We learned a few tips on organic gardening during the farm tour and enjoyed seeing chickens, turkeys and sheep living so happily among some impressive looking lima beans, leeks, rhubarb and so much more.  Dinner was prepared from produce grown on the farm and from the local fishing fleet in Stonington, right there on the farm.  It was truly impressive that local chefs could produce six very elegant courses for 170 people when cooking in a field in the back of a truck!

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