Celebrate the Farmer and the Land: Farm-to-Table Dinner on August 1
Kestrel Land Trust and CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) invite you to a special farm-to-table dinner to celebrate farmers and the land that sustains us all.
Red Fire Farm founder Ryan Voiland was in middle school when he started his first farm. With his parents’ support, he opened a small stand in the front yard of their Montague, MA, home. At first he sold wild berries, then during high school he expanded the family vegetable garden to grow produce for his farm stand.
Twenty-five years later, Red Fire Farm is well known in the Valley and beyond as a leading grower of organic produce for wholesale and farmers’ markets, as well as a popular CSA serving customers in both eastern Massachusetts and the Valley. Ryan and his wife Sarah are loyal Local Hero members of CISA, and recently partnered with Kestrel Land Trust to protect a 14-acre farm field that was at risk of becoming house lots.
You are invited!
Join us in beautiful Granby on Thursday, August 1, 2019 for a special farm-to-table dinner at Red Fire Farm to celebrate farmers and the land that sustains us all. Our hosts, Ryan and Sarah, will share the story of their farm. You’ll also learn about the work that CISA and Kestrel Land Trust are doing to support local farms and preserve the farmland that’s the foundation of the Valley’s vital local food system.
Enjoy a delicious summer meal with friends at long tables next to the farm fields. The dinner event will begin with drinks and appetizers at 5:30 pm and will conclude at about 7:30 pm. If you like, come early and join Sarah for an informal farm tour at 4:45 pm.
Dinner will be prepared by the Wheelhouse catering team, who excel at bringing locally grown food to the table for a memorable culinary experience.
“Our goal is to offer an experience that goes beyond pleasing the palate; one that asks the mind to consider food systems and the way in which we get our nutrients. We aim to connect our guests to the world of farming and the way it enhances our food as well as our lives.” –Wheelhouse
The seasonal menu, which will be sourced from Red Fire Farm and other local farms, will feature a grilled eggplant caponata with fennel, served with either pork loin or vegetarian panisse. The meal will also include soup, salad, dessert, wine, and other beverages.
Tickets, which are $75/person, may be purchased online. Discounted tickets are available for children ages 6-12.
Proceeds from this event will support the work of Kestrel and CISA to support local farms and preserve farmland in the Pioneer Valley.