Last season here at the farm I tested the waters for having monthly farm to table dinners and they were a hit! While I had so much fun flexing my culinary skills during the farming season, it was also a lot of work keeping up! This season in the effort of simplifying this event I will move away from a plated 3 or 4 course format to a family style meal.
Since River House Farm has two full time farmers now, myself and my boyfriend, we are also excited to offer outdoor movies projected on the barn after supper. We both love spending as much time as we can outdoors and what better way to end a delicious farm fresh meal than by laying out a comfy blanket and few pillows and watching a movie under the stars?
Month to month the movie and the food will follow a theme. Think along the lines of a farm to table Italian meal followed by “La Dolce Vita” or Southern style meal followed by “Fried Green Tomatoes”.
Movies begin at Dusk. Please bring your own blanket or low to the ground beach style chairs or loungers for the movie. Mosquito spray advised.
Keeping with last year’s theme, the dinners are the LAST Sunday of every month. The 2016 dates for Farm to Table Dinner and Movie are:
June 26, 2016
A Proper Southern Meal followed by the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”
Light appetizers and Mint Juleps at 6:30 pm.
Family Style Dinner served at 7:30
Fried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Garlic Aioli
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Fresh Mixed Greens Salad
New Potato Salad with homemade Mayonnaise and Fresh Herbs
Seasonal Berry Crisp
July 31, 2016
Seasonal Mexican Buffet Style Meal followed by the movie “The Three Amigos”
6:30 pm. Mezcal cocktail and light appetizers.
7:30 pm. Dinner
Carnitas with all the condiments, fresh herbs, guacamole, heirloom tomato and tomatillo salsas.
Flan with Seasonal Berries
August 28, 2016
Everything But the Kitchen Sink Farm Fresh Dinner followed by the documentary “Back To Eden”
At this point in the season, EVERYTHING on the farm is in FULL flourish, this is truly harvest season. This meal will be chosen a week or two before the dinner and will include a literal smorgasbord of all the farm has to offer in full bloom.
“Back to Eden” is a mesmerizing look into Natural Process Farming. It’s what we here at River House Farm aspire to and it emphasizes the farmers connection to the natural world and our responsibility to restore health and vitality back to the soils in which we grow.
September 25, 2016
A Seasonal French meal served family style followed by the award winning film “Babette’s Feast”.
6:30 pm Champagne cocktail and light appetizers
Baked Brie and Baquettes with fresh herb butter
Caramelized Onion Tart
Pot au Feu (classic French stew of beef and seasonal vegetables)
Green Bean Salad with Hazelnuts and Fresh Herbs
Tarte Tatin of Local Apples
October 30, 2016 (Halloween Bonfire and Cookout)
All Dinners this season will be $38/per person. BYOB. All dinners are limited to 22 attendees.
We hope to see you at the farm!
For more information regarding this series of dinners and movies or special events at the farm in general please email firstname.lastname@example.org