Last week I had the opportunity to attend a “Field to Fork” dinner at Verrill Farm in Concord, MA. And I must say it was one of the most unique and fulfilling eating experiences of my life! A big group of us sat on picnic tables, with a beautiful view of the farm around us. The Verrill Farm crew served us an incredible meal (fresh gazpacho, beet salad, stuffed peppers, fresh blueberry tart- to name a few of the items served). Each and every ingredient came from the farm and tasted so fresh. And while we were eating, we had the pleasure of hearing all about the farm, from the owner Mr.Verrill (who still picks corn every morning with his workers).
I cannot speak highly enough about Verrill Farm and urge all of you to attend their Heirloom Tomato and Corn Festival this Saturday, August 20th. I brought home the best tasting strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, basil, and mozarella from my trip. I know you’ll find some gems of your own.
Nothing feels better than supporting your local economy and relishing in the flavor and nourishment that local produce brings. There’s nothing like it!
Looking for something to do with all your summer corn? Try out this amazing recipe for a Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad. Yummy.