The Dinners at the Farm event at Barberry Hill Farm is scheduled for two weekends in August. One of the dates is already sold out. If you're thinking of going, you might want to get your tickets now.
The series of benefit dinners, which are being held at several other venues as well, was created by Jonathan Rapp of River Tavern Restaurant in Chester, Connecticut, Drew McLachlan of Feast Gourmet Market in Deep River and Chip Dahlke of Ashlawn Farm in Lyme.
Here is information about the dinners from the Dinners at the Farm website:
Each of the dinners highlights the richness of our local traditions of farming and fishing and the often forgotten value of eating fresh, vibrant food that was just harvested by a dedicated farmer you know and trust. The multi-course feasts are cooked fresh that day off the back of our signature, red, vintage cook truck–a 1955 Ford F-600. Dinners at the Farm also strengthens our community by helping to raise funds for local agricultural and humanitarian non-profit organizations. Over the past four seasons, Dinners at the Farm has fed over 5,000 guests at sold-out dinners, donated $59,500 and directly purchased more than $120,000 worth of food and wine from Connecticut producers. ...Some of our current and past beneficiaries are: Connecticut Farmland Trust, Slow Food Connecticut, CitySeed, Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries, Working Lands Alliance and the Stanton Davis Homestead among others.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. Dinners start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 each.