Farm-to-Table Suppah!

Mark your calendar for Friday 7 September when the East Sangerville Grange will be hosting a “Farm-to-Table Suppah” at our beautiful old grange hall.  More “experienced” Grange members tell us this was a regular occurrence way back before it became a hip thing, but we haven’t done one in quite a while.

Up here in the Central Maine Highlands, we don’t always get the best cell phone reception and you might have to drive a bit to shop for the latest fashions, among other things.  But there is something special up here that we have in abundance and all around us… do you know what that is?  It’s locally grown food of the highest quality that would make the best chefs in the world green with envy.  Really.  Our summer is relatively short, but it brings cool nights, long sunny days, and moderate rain which are perfect conditions for much of the foods we love most.

We are graced with so many small farms and food producers, and the number has been climbing over the past several years.  Of course, if you live here you have seen the many roadside stands selling everything from eggs, fruit, berries, honey, and veggies, and if you venture to local farmer markets in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter, or even Orono or Waterville, you know that you can easily do your week’s shopping for the freshest and best food available.

But, we at the Grange are just not satisfied; we really want to help you experience a bit of the food that is available to you everyday.  You know, the produce that was picked today, plus the fresh beef, pork, chicken, cheese, honey, and syrup that is all produced by your friends and neighbors.  We are truly lucky to have all of this wonderful food just minutes away from home.  Also, we take considerable pride in having some of the best cooks around as Grange members!

So, with all that said, the East Sangerville Grange is teaming up with the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District to highlight some of our local farmers, and honor the PCSWCD Educator of the Year, by producing a memorable evening meal with local food, and some music by Timberdoodle.  We will tell you who made almost every part of your multi-course, family-style meal, and many of those producers will be present and among us.  Our “Farm-to-Table Suppah” will be local, and it will be awesome! 

The Grange seeks to promote our local food system, rural and independent living and education, and high-quality rural life.  If you would like to help us strengthen our local food system, you won’t want to miss this “Suppah”!

Seating is limited!  Tickets are on sale now, and must be purchased by 31 August.  They are available at Bob’s Home and Garden Store in Dover-Foxcroft, or click the button to buy them online.


See you on Sept 7th, and bon appetit!