Last week I attended a local farm to table harvest fest hosted by Petrock’s Liquors, Dogwood Farms and Martenette Farms. The event was organized to support and raise awareness for Feeding Hands , which is a food bank in Somerville, New Jersey. When I attend these types of events and write about them, I usually try to include a recipe geared toward the home cook that correlates to the experience of the event. This time I found myself wondering what recipe could top all of the yummy food that was served at the harvest festival.
Most of the foods were locally sourced, fresh and tasted just like home cooking; very similar to recipes I already have on the blog — coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad, so what else could I share? And then I decided that a recipe for fall fun on a beautiful Sunday afternoon was in order. Here’s how you do it. . .
Recipe for Fall Fun
- One food bank that serves fresh, wholesome food as well as compassion to their guests
- A handful of local artisans
- A large handful of generous hosts, sponsors, and guests
- One beautiful blue sky day
- Plenty of local food and drink
- Purchase ticket to attend event
- Arrive, mingle and sample goods from local artisans
- Relax on a bale of hay or under the tent while sipping on a cold beverage of choice
- Nibble on the most delicious portobello mushrooms while waiting for the main meal
- Enjoy the aroma of local pasture-raised pork and sausage as they are nearing the end of cooking – are you hungry yet?
- Chow down on some pretty amazing bbq food, most of which has been locally sourced
- Sit back and enjoy the music
- Make a note to yourself to attend the farm to table harvest fest next year!
Here is a little video that I put together to show you how enjoyable the day was. . .