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Guests gather to chat and dine at the Farm to Table Dinner in the Field. Courtesy photo.




Farm-to-Table Dinner in the Field

When: Friday, July 24, from 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: Timber Hill Farm, 245 Intervale Road, Gilford
Tickets: $85
Visit: beansandgreensfarm.com/family-fun/farm-dinners




Feast in the field
Enjoy a farm to table dinner outdoors

07/23/15
By Allie Ginwala aginwala@hippopress.com



 Giving guests the chance to dine on the grounds where their food was grown, Beans and Greens Farm, Timber Hill Farm and The Common Man will come together to host the fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner in the Field.

“People are so removed from their food sources in this day and age,” Martina Howe, one of the owners of the family-run Beans and Greens, said in a phone interview. “[This dinner] is in an effort to let the public see where food is coming from.” 
On Friday, July 24, diners will take a tractor-drawn wagon ride past the farm’s various crops to a meadow complete with a long table adorned with flowers from the farm overlooking the lake and mountains. The ingredients for the meal are provided by Beans and Greens, including a selection of in-season produce and their own farm-raised meat. The Common Man will prepare and serve the dinner for the first time this year, working with the farm to present a menu with items like ratatouille, fresh picked salads and corn on the cob.
“We have a pretty close relationship with them [Common Man] and update them every week as to what veggies are on the farm,” Howe said. 
The chefs will adjust and add items to the menu depending on what is just coming in.
Now that the dinner has reached its half-decade mark, Howe said, one of the goals for this year is to make it classy. 
“We’ve tried to step it up,” she said, noting that having the trained staff and servers from the Common Man helps raise the formality, and it “definitely makes it less stressful for us, because we’re not a restaurant or caterers — we’re a farm.”
Timber Hill Farm, sister farm of Beans and Greens, will lend its event space and new sailcloth tent to house the dance floor — and the dinner if it rains or gets too warm. The evening will include live music from Phil’n the Blanks, a bonfire and s’mores and desserts from Ooh La La Creative Cakes.
There won’t be any formal speaking during the dinner, Howe said, since the goal of the evening isn’t to advertise their business, but to bring a focus to local food and most importantly to have fun.
“It gives them [guests] a chance to get to know who we are and who our family is,” Howe said. “To connect the people to where their food is coming from [and] to see who we are, what we do, and see why it’s important to see where their food is coming from [and] to know their farmer.” 
 
As seen in the July 23, 2015 issue of the Hippo.





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