Thursday, October 9, 2008

October 12th through the 19th "Fresh From The Family Farm Benefit"

From Sunday, October 12 to Sunday, October 19 we will provide you with the freshest ingredients we can get from area family farms. We will feature 2 menu items that meet the Fresh from the Family Farm criteria and donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of that item to Farm Aid and Chefs Collaborative...and now the rebuilding effort for Verrill Farm, which recently lost their farm stand to a fire. Verrill Farm has been an important leader in the local farm community and has provided farm fresh food to Massachusetts restaurants for over a decade.

We will be featuring the following two items:

Local Apples & Beets
Heirloom Apples & Roasted Wards Berry Farm Baby Beets, Great Hill Blue Cheese

Candy Apple New England Scallops
MA Grown Spaghetti Squash, Locally Foraged Hen Of The Wood Mushrooms, Cape Cod Cranberry Salt

Farm Aid
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

Chefs Collaborative
Founded in 1993, Chefs Collaborative is the nation’s leading network of chefs and members of the greater culinary community committed to sourcing and cooking with local, sustainable and delicious ingredients.

Founded in 1999, is an invitation-only showcase of the area's top chefs and their cuisine. Whether in search of a great restaurant or leisurely perusing the gallery of stunning color photos of chefs' signature dishes, visitors to the site find to be both a fun and functional guide to fine dining in the Boston area. In addition to the unique food photography, the site features chef bios, menus, basic restaurant information, culinary news, and upcoming events.

Edible Boston
Edible Boston is a resource for finding out what's new and what's available locally when it comes to the Boston-area food scene. Through the publication and its accompanying Website, readers learn about the people instrumental to the renaissance of food in the region. The publication includes coverage of Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, and Norfolk counties, as they are major contributors to our region and the food culture of Boston.

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