We are off to the American Cheese Society’s annual conference in Richmond for four days of education, awards and cheesy fun! On Friday we will get the final word as to which cheeses stood out to the judges. Keep your fingers crossed for us. And stay tuned for more news!
A summer evening… the wind rustling through leaves, the gently munching cows in tall grass, and barn swallows swooping across the pastures…
There is nothing quite as satisfying as eating a chef’s dinner outside on the farm… meeting the farmers, hearing the love of good food and farming from the man who cooks and the folks who grow and make your food. Sit with friends, old and new, and share a well made meal as the moon rises and the fireflies start their evening dance.
Join us on July 6th when Chef Barry Sexton creates a five-course evening to remember with Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, eggs and meats, and fresh produce from Abe’s Acres. Enjoy a short farm tour, cocktail hour with artisan cheese board, and five grass-fed courses crafted and presented by Chef Sexton of The Rooted Affair.
More details and tickets are available here, at The Rooted Affair’s website…
Music by The Jersey Corn Pickers
The Cake Off: An Olde Fashioned Baking Competition
Cheesemaker’s Presentation in Cottage
Jammin’ Crepes and Mama Dude’s Food Trucks
Beer by Flying Fish to help Farmers Against Hunger
Vendors this year include:
- Cherry Grove Organic Farm (veggies)
- Mecha Artisan Chocolates
- Unionville Wines
- Wildflour Bakery and Cafe
- Mother Tree Collective’s DIY Body Scrubs
- Lori Lee Books
- Pinelands Basketry
- Get Sharp Knife Sharpening
- Birds and Bees Farm
- Tracy Ashcroft Antiques
- Mercer County Master Gardeners
- Jessica Yeager, Culinary Nutrition Educator
Cows Parade around 4pm (on cow time)
Bonfire is 5-7pm with s’mores by Mecha!
Take a walk into the pastures with one of our farmers and learn about grass-based sustainable farming and the making of delicious farmstead cheeses. Hint: it all starts with the pastures! We’ll cover the history of the farm, and why we started farming the way we do now.
Public Pasture walks are one hour long and cover all sorts of uneven ground. Wear appropriate footware and long pants, as we could be in long grass, wet ground, and all kinds of hillocks and tussocks. You may meet animals up close and personal.
$10 per person. Children 5 and under are free. No need for a reservation, but feel free to call ahead for a mud report!