The Thrill of the Grill
Saturday, June 11
at Harbor Harvest
7 Cove Avenue, Norwalk
$20 per person includes all demos and tastings
Proceeds benefit CT NOFA
Explore artisan foods and craft beers from around Connecticut and New York as you meet the makers and enjoy tastings at Harbor Harvest. Then join Harbor Harvest’s chefs and butchers at the grills out back where they’ll share proper techniques for smoking and grilling their locally sourced, pastured meats and fresh fish as you enjoy more tastings.
Boston Brewing Company will be on hand with their Cicerone (a beer sommelier!) who will provide craft beer pairings for guests. Coney Island Brewery will release their Mermaid Pilsner on draft for the first time in Connecticut at this event.
Enjoy live music by local artist Canyon, recently nominated the “best singer song writer in CT 2016” throughout the event.
Meet these local farmers and artisan food makers as you sample their food:
- Simpaug Farms, Ridgefield, CT, sustainably grown vegetables
Simpaug Farms is a 250-acre property in West Suffield, Connecticut. The word Simpaug is an indigenous place name recorded by early settlers in Connecticut. Much of the property is included in the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation Program. Under this designation the land is required to be used solely for the purpose of agriculture, and is protected from other development.
Member CTNOFA and signatory to the Farmer’s Pledge.
- B4 & After Farms, Woodbridge, CT: Oui Charcuterie hand crafted salami
B4 & After Farms is a family run, woman-owned, organic farm in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Heritage breeds of animals and heirloom vegetables are raised and harvested in a humane, sustainable manner that utilizes holistic management practices.In 2007 the farm started as an organic, urban farm in New Haven, Connecticut producing food for the family and friends. It has grown into a 13 acre forest farm that now provides for the community as well. The farm currently offers heritage pork, heritage turkey, eggs and seasonally has foraged foods, vegetables, honey and maple syrup for sell to private, retail and farm to wedding consumers. Member CTNOFA.
- Walden Hill, CT: Acorn-finished pork
Walden Hill is a New England based company striving to to build a better future for the place we call home and the people who live in it. Owners Jen and Tylan are committed to a future of family farming done right. By utilizing acorns, high in healthy omega-3 fats, they keep their pigs happy and healthy. They only raise heritage breed hogs, never use hormones or antibiotics and use humane certified slaughterhouses to ensure they are supporting the best possible livestock industry. The result is exquisite – premium acorn pork that has a rich nuttiness with a deep savory flavor. Whether fresh or dry cured, its unique profile will not disappoint.
- Jane’s Good Food, Westport, CT: Jarred pickles, carrots, beans, and more!
Jane’s Good Food is all about the flavor. Cool crisp pickles. Warm spiced peaches and smooth vanilla pears. They start with ripe juicy fruits and veggies, fresh from local orchards and farms. Then add only real, honest ingredients like pure vanilla from Madagascar, Saigon cinnamon from Vietnam, and rosemary from Jane’s garden. Nothing you can’t pronounce, and nothing artificial. For some, eating real authentic food like this is a new idea, but not for Jane’s! Take a bite, enjoy the moment, and spark your own memories with the classic authentic flavors of Jane’s.
- Red Bee Honey, Weston, CT: Red Bee specializes in single nectar source honeys including blueberry blossom, apple blossom, and squash blossom.
Marina Marchese has authored two books: Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and The Honey Connoisseur. This entrepreneur is a beekeeper, an author, a honey sommelier, the visionary behind Red Bee ® Artisanal Honey, and founder of the American Honey Tasting Society. Red Bee’s collection of single-origin honeys is sought out by celebrity chefs, Relais & Chateaux restaurants, and fine cheese and artisan food shops all over the country.
Ticket proceeds benefit CTNOFA. Harbor Harvest, 7 Cove Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
Read our feature article about Harbor Harvest here.