Farm to Fork Cape Farm Alliance Benefit Dinner
Cape Elizabeth farmers are the sole source for ingredients for Chef Chadwick’s tented dinner September 15 at Inn by the Sea
Cape Elizabeth farmers and fishermen will showcase their produce as they join efforts with Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick to create a fresh, completely locally sourced dinner September 15th at Inn by the Sea. The tide to table, farm to fork multi course menu, gleaned entirely from local farms, will benefit the Cape Farm Alliance to help support their programs which educate the public on the value of preserving local farms. Enjoy farm fresh, locally sourced, worldly cuisine and meet your local farmers!
“We are tremendously fortunate to be surrounded by a wealth of fresh produce and seafood all farmed, foraged or caught by local farmers. I am honored to work with them to design a menu created entirely from food harvested right here in Cape,” said Chef Chadwick. “We all benefit from the open spaces local farms provide, as well as the fresh produce or seafood we enjoy all year. Spring through fall our staff and guests also love to pick berries next door at Maxwell’s, visit Cape farm stands for fabulous fresh produce, or pick up lobsters at Alewives Brook Farm on the way home.”
Caitlin Jordan, one of three generations of family farmers at Alewives Brook Farm & Lobster stated, "We are grateful for the opportunity to have such a talented chef highlight awareness of our local farms, and especially our fall produce. Our abundant autumn harvest is when Cape farmers have the most diversity and fresh produce to offer."
The tented family style dinner will benefit The Cape Farm Alliance, who describe themselves “as a group of farmers, fishermen, gardeners, horse lovers, and business owners and supporters of a vibrant and sustainable local food future for Cape Elizabeth. We work cooperatively throughout the year to ensure Cape Elizabeth’s farming future, to increase access to local food, to help maintain the rural character of our town, to enhance the economic viability of local farms and food-related businesses, and to raise awareness about local farming, fishing and food.” (FMI and to find the 19 Alliance member farms www.capefarmalliance.org )
"We are really proud of what we've created through the Farm Alliance," stated Jordan. " I think we are unique in that our local farmers have come together from so many diverse farms to create a strong, supportive community that is truly working together to accomplish our vision."