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Saturday, June 21st, 2014.
Rain or Shine!
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 Below the Gaff, take the Walking Tour, have fun at the Fairy House Building workshop, and pick your own organic berries (we 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 and Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Sale.
2-3 PM Walking Tour of the farm's new Interpretive Trail (by Mount Grace)
2:30-5 PM Below the Gaff plays live Celtic and Pirate music.
4-5:30 PM Fairy House Building
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 Mary Reilly - who until recently was chef owner of the Newburyport farm-to-table Enzo Restuarant & Bar before moving to Montague this winter to run the Edible Pioneer Valley magazine. Featuring seasonal organic produce from our farm and local products from other area farms!
Menu for 2014:
Cheeses, Strawberry Relish, Pickled Spring Vegetables, Fresh Bread
Field Greens with Ricotta Salata and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Cucumber Gazpacho with a splash of Strawberry Molasses
Farm Egg Roulade with Wilted Greens
Roasted Vegetable Casserole with White Beans and Herbs
Wheatberry Pilaf with Pickled Shallots, Preserved Lemon, and Garlic Scape Pesto
Beet, Kohlrabi and Spring Cabbage Salad
Strawberry Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream
A Regional Wine, or Hard Cider
Vegan and Gluten Free* options will be available! Live music during dinner!
*Dinner made in a facility that processes gluten-containing foods.
Dinner menu may change slightly based on crop availability.
DINNER TICKETS SOLD OUT - Thank you for your interest!
Even if the dinner is sold out, the afternoon is open to the public with many tasty treats. Come eat some strawberry shortcake with us!
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