The table is set for renowned Maine farmer Eliot Coleman to team up with Seacoast area farmers, lobstermen, Arrows Restaurant, celebrated guest chefs and cookbook authors to host a benefit dinner for York Land Trust on Sunday, September 30th:
From the Ground Up!
York Land Trust’s 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Benefit Dinner
Arrows Restaurant, Ogunquit, ME
Sunday, September 30, 2012
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Tickets: $150, includes signature cocktail, wine, beer & dinner
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative in partnership with Arrows Restaurant, local farmers and guest chefs. Using the freshest, locally grown and harvested ingredients, several of the region’s most reputable chefs will create four signature courses to raise awareness and support for local farming and York Land Trust’s vital role in community conservation.
Keynote Speaker: Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm will give a brief talk entitled: “Anything is Possible!” According to Eliot: “If Maine wants to feed itself to the highest levels of nutrition and gastronomy, we can do it. All that’s required is land, eager farmers, and imagination.”
Cookbooks and gardening: Maine Classics by Mark Gaier, Clark Frazier; Notes from a Maine Kitchen by Kathy Gunst; and Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch and Kathy Bray. These wonderful, autographed, books will be available for sale at the event.
Registration: Online www.yorklandtrust.org or From the Ground Up! York Land Trust’s 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Benefit Dinner event webpage.
Dinner Chefs Include:
• Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Chef-Owners, and Justin Walker, Executive Chef, Arrows Restaurant, Ogunquit, ME
• Gregg Sessler, Chef-Owner, Cava Tapas and Wine Bar, Portsmouth, NH
• Masa Miyaki, Chef-Owner, Miyake Restaurant, Portland, ME
• Jason Miller, Chef-Owner, St. Joe’s Coffee, York, ME
Garden Cocktail Reception and Hors d’oeurves are generously provided by Nappi Distributors, Oarweed Restaurant, Salmon Falls Winery, Smuttynose Brewery, Lucia’s Kitchen, Stonewall Kitchen, and The York Harbor Inn.
Our wonderful contributing farmers include: Aldermere Farm, Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm, Breezy Hill Farm, Chase Farms, Connolly’s Organics, Garen’s Greens at Riverside Farm, Heron Pond Farm, Martha’s Garden, Meadow’s Mirth Farm, Rumsey Farm, Salmon Falls Winery, Touching Earth Farm, River Lily Farm, the Sewall Family, Spiller Farm, Wolf Pine Farm, York Community Gardens, York Corner Gardens, York River Lobster, and Zach’s Farm.