Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm

STRAWBERRY SOIREE 2013

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013.

Rain or Shine!

Family Friendly!

Afternoon Strawberry Tasting at the Farm - Free!

2-5 pm in the fields at 184 Meadow Road, Montague

   Join us at the farm in Montague for a celebration of the strawberry during the peak of picking season! We grow at least nine varieties of strawberries, each with their own flavor.
   Come in the afternoon to try a tasting of the many strawberry varieties, enjoy some live music from Rusty Belle, take the Grand Opening Walking Tour, have fun at the Fairy House Building workshop, and pick your own organic berries (new this year - we'll open the patch to the public for just this day!).

Strawberry shortcake for sale! Seasonal produce stand with our vegetables for sale. Also, quarts of our strawberries and local cream to take home!

Schedule for the Day

Open to the Public
10 AM-5 PM One-Day-Only Public Pick Your Own for Organic Strawberries
10 AM-6 PM Farmer's Market Booth with seasonal produce and local cream
2-5 PM Strawberry Varietal Tasting, Home-made Strawberry Shortcake for Sale.

2-3 PM Grand Opening Walking Tour of the farm's new Interpretive Trail (by Mount Grace)
2-4:30 PM Rusty Belle plays live.
3-4 PM Morris Dancers - Stick 'n the Mist
4-5:30 PM Fairy House Building

Ticketed Events
5:30-6 PM Cheese and Strawberry Opening Course (included with dinner)
6-8 PM Strawberry Feast in the Field
5:30-8 PM Live music from Masala Jazz.

Strawberry Feast in the Fields

   Later in the afternoon, join us for a lovely meal in the strawberry fields. Mosey on over to the field starting around 5:30, dinner at about 6pm. Created by guest Chef Warren Leigh of Hydrangea Catering with staffing from the Holyoke Community College Culinary Arts Program and our Red Fire Chef. Featuring seasonal organic produce from our farm and local products from other area farms!

Menu for 2013

Salad:
Field Greens with Oven-Roasted Strawberries and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Soup:
a light Strawberry Bisque

Entrees:
Wheat Berries with Braised Spring Vegetables
&
Spinach Tomato Lasagna

Side:
Savory Peas and Radishes (or other seasonal medley)

Dessert:
Strawberry Shortcake with Creme Chantilly and Yogurt

Drinks:
A Regional Wine, or Hard Cider
and
Strawberry Lemonade

Vegan options will be available! Live music during dinner!

To Get Tickets for Dinner ~ Through Mount Grace Land Trust:

soiree strawberries

This year is a special Soiree, fundraising for the very land the strawberries are grown on, with a guest chef, and tickets that are donations too!

 Tickets for the dinner start at $35. If you purchase a ticket for more than $35, the balance of your payment will be fully tax deductible and will be used to fund Mount Grace's purchase of the Montague farmland. Find out about their Campaign for Affordable Farms!

Tickets for children under 12 are $15 for dinner.

*Kids under 5 are free to come to dinner without tickets.

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSED - ALMOST SOLD OUT - Please contact John Lippmann the Event Coordinator at 413-429-5532 to be included on dinner list if space is available with cash or check payment due day of event.

Even if the dinner is sold out, the afternoon is open to the public with many tasty treats!

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