September 28, 2015

Fall Farmer’s Feast

By Stowel Lake Farm

We hosted another successful Farmer’s Feast! Seats to this special dinner sold out quickly mostly to returning customers and their friends.  Haidee, our culinary master, spent many hours out in the field getting in touch with the vegetables available. We felt fortunate to pair this special dinner with Summerhill Winery. Pairing with an organic and biodynamic winery felt right philosophically as strict organic growing practices are of paramount importance to us. These dinners are unique in that we only serve the food we grow – if we don’t have it on the farm we don’t serve it. The beautiful, heirloom varieties of vegetables such as chioggia & golden beet, Nonno’s pole beans and Jimmy Nardello Peppers make the dinner unique and flavourful. But perhaps the most exciting this about this feast is that we were able to serve our own pork for the first time! Haidee, with the help of Morgan Cuddy and his smoker, did an excellent job and it was thoroughly enjoyed.
Scenes of setting up.
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Some seasonal accessories!
Haidee prepping the crew…
Haidee sabres the champagne – a first for her!
Diona on the fiddle and our menu for the evening.
Crudite platters are ready to go.
Kitchen scenes.
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Warm and wonderful, upstairs in the Barn.
Everybody helping get the platters ready and out.
So many people involved – thank you to all who worked so hard and everybody who came out to enjoy!