The Field and Spoon dinners match a local organic farm with a professional seacoast chef. We ate in a beautiful field on the grounds of Tuckaway Farm, and everything we ate came from within 20 miles-- most of it from within 500 yards. I was lucky enough to have John Carroll at our table, the author of The Real Dirt and several other books about sustainable agriculture. This made the dinner not only incredibly tasty but also informative. There was live music and lots of wine included with the meal (but not made locally-- something to aspire to!)
I ate something called Hairy Vetch! Not sure I can even say that in polite company. I ate turnips. and chive flowers, and chicken cooked on an open fire. I also drank pea soup from a shot glass.
All in all, a great time, and RiverRun will probably buy a table at one of the later dinners in August. Meanwhile, if you are interested in attending, just go to the Seacoast Local website: www.seacoastlocal.org
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