Farm-a-Q at Tuckaway Farm, July 15

The first annual Farm-a-Q, a family BBQ and picnic, makes its debut at Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH, on Sunday, July 15th, from 12 to 4pm. Sponsored by the Heirloom Harvest Project and Slow Food Seacoast, local farmers and chefs have teamed up to present a buffet-style meal of heirloom vegetables and heritage breed animals. Family activities include a farm tour, children’s crafts, and nature exploration. Tickets must be purchased in advance, volunteer opportunities available:

Farm-a-Q
Heirloom Harvest Project & Slow Food Seacoast
Tuckaway Farm, Randall Rd, Lee , NH
Sunday, July 15, 2012
12 – 4pm; picnic buffet served from 1 – 3pm; games and activities all afternoon

Please join us on Sunday, July 15th for the first annual Farm-a-Q, a family BBQ and picnic at Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH. If you’ve been a fan of our annual Down on the Farm Potluck Picnic, you will love this new twist on a great gathering. Slow Food is once again partnering with the Heirloom Harvest Project who’s mission is to promote regional heritage foods,  agricultural diversity and the connections among farmers, chefs, and consumers in our community.

We think that mission sounds pretty darn good and so will you, when you get a taste of the delicious, multi-course, buffet style picnic meal that will be offered at this event! We can’t tell you just yet exactly what is on the menu because it will be whatever is fresh and ready in the fields of local farms that week. Similar to the September Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner,  farmers have been teamed up with chefs to grow out and cook up the best of what’s fresh and ready in mid-July. You can be assured it will be incredibly tasty, impeccably prepared and feature both heirloom vegetables and locally raised heritage breed animals.

Wondering what’s on the menu for Farm-A-Q?

• The 100 Club and Strawbery Banke – Heirloom Salad
• Beach Pea Baking Co. — Veggie Burger Slider, Cornbread and Berry Shortcake
• The Black Birch – Smoked heritage pork belly sandwich with boothby’s blond cucumber kimchi and fava bean schmoo
• Black Trumpet – Smoked Bluefish Taco with chiles and crème fraiche
• Epoch at Exeter Inn – Grill-popped Oysters with condiments
• The Kitchen on Islington – Split Grilled Rare Breed Chicken Diavolo
• The Oaks Country Club – Pork braised greens with soft boiled egg, Sticky New England Barbecued Beans with Homemade Kielbasa and Kingston Black Cider Spicy Boothby blonde mustard pickle
• Popper’s Artisanal Meats – Bratwurst on a stick, dill pickles
…And featuring the award-winning barbecue of Pitmasters Charlie Cicero and Alan Lantz of Mighty Swine Dining

The setting is beautiful Tuckaway Farm in Lee NH, hosted by  farmers Chuck and Laurel Cox. Featured activities include a farm tour, children’s crafts, nature exploration and games, wild edible plant walk and more!

Tickets must be purchased in advance: Adults $20; children 3 – 12 $10; children under 3 are free.

CLICK HERE to access the event registration page and purchase your tickets now.

Contact: Denise Mallett, Black Trumpet Bistro/ HHP denise@blacktrumpetbistro.com 207-807-4282

Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in helping out with this event, we would love to have you! People are mostly needed to help with logistics the day of the Q – a wide variety of volunteer slots are available:

Set-Up: 9 – 12
Guest Registration Table: 12 – 3
Parking and Foot Traffic Assistance: 11 – 2
Kids Crafts and Activities: 12 – 3
Breakdown and Clean-Up: 4-6

Contact slowfoodseacoast@gmail.com. Please specify what you are interested in doing. Thanks!

For more information: www.slowfoodseacoast.org

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2 Comments

  1. peg leslie
    Posted July 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    The Farm a Que was a lot of fun. The food was spectacular I couldn’t pick a favorite they all created the most interesting and delicious creations. The hay ride was an unexpected treat. Not only did you get to tour the farm but the dialogue about our local agriculture and sustainable farming was most informative. I sincerely hope there is a second and more. It was a little warm for playing out in the field but there were plenty of shady places to relax and enjoy the music and the activities of the day.

  2. Sara Zoe
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Thanks Peg, we’ll pass along your kind thoughts to the organizers of the event, Slow Food Seacoast.

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