GET READY!!!!! As the farms begin to produce and the summer festivals are beginning to loom on the horizon, I thought it would be anticipatory to look at where some of the best yummies will be.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE On weekends during the months of April and May, Berkshire Farm & Table will present eight wild food walks in the local landscape lead by experienced and passionate instructors who will focus on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging in the Berkshires. One of the motivations for undertaking such a series is to present expert voices to the public to educate on ecosystem balance and sustainability.
Pam’s Herb Workshop at Terhune Orchards. May 12 303 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ.
Pam has been growing and using herbs for over 35 years and offers a workshop so you can have a hew near your kitchen door. FREE herb growing and using workshop Saturday, May 12 at 10:30.
Schnepf Farms 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85242
“Life is Peachy” Peach Festival May 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th 7:30-4:00 Peach Games include Peach Pit Spit & Pie eating Contest, Celebrity Chef demonstration, U-Pick and Peachy Sampling tent. Peachy Pancake Breakfast. Fresh peach pies, peachy cinnamon rolls, bottled product and country gifts
Lucero Olive Oil’s First Annual Spring Bloom Event May 21.
2120 Loleta Avenue Corning, CA 96021
Lucero Olive Oil is the result of four generations of farming and producing olives in Northern California. The rural community Corning, “The Olive Capital,” has some of the oldest olive trees in California, and many of these century-old trees continue to flourish in the Lucero family groves.Come and celebrate the olive bloom with a picnic and a tour of the groves guided by Dewey and Bobby Lucero. The event starts at noon at the Lucero mill and tasting room and will wrap up at 7 PM. In addition to tours of an olive grove there will be guided olive oil tastings and mill tours, a kid zone and the picnic as well as local artisanal foods available.
Bill’s Berry Farm 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview, WA Friday and Saturday June 29th and 30th 9am-5pm Their first festival of the summer… celebrating our fresh sweet cherries! You will love riding the haywagon out to the field and picking your own cherries fresh off the tree in our beautiful orchard. When you get done picking come on back to our shaded park and enjoy a BBQ lunch or a fresh hot cherry donut. Make sure you save time for the kids to check out our new playground and our many other fun farm activities… including our Barnyard Buddies petting zoo!
The Ploughshare Farm annual Pea Pick and potluck will be held in late June. Come pick and snack on peas and enjoy the beauty of spring. 601 Wintergreen NW Alexandria, MN
Verrill Farm, Concord, Massachusetts Saturday, July 21, 9 am – noon Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Pie Eating Contest Pancakes made with fresh, local blueberries & served with Massachusetts made maple syrup, bacon/sausage, juice & milk or coffee. $7.50 for adults. $4.50 for kids under 10. 11 am: Annual Blueberry Pie eating contest. No fee. All ages welcome. The first to finish an 8″ pie – no hands allowed – wins!
A ramble through the flavors of Rhode Island
The benefit for Farm Fresh Rhode Island at Castle Hill Tuesday, August 7, 2012. An evening celebrating Rhode Island farmers, fishermen and food artisans. Featuring two dozen local farmers and producers, teamed up with chefs from Castle Hill, Newport Restaurant Group and ten more. Plus, local wines, beers, live music, a photo booth and a silent auction.