coonamessett farm

Our 2nd Farm to Table!! CLASH

by Slow Food Cape Cod on August 22, 2010

Farm Produce

Join us for the 2nd Slow Food Cape Cod “Farm to Table” as part of CLASH – Cape Land and Sea Harvest. Spend an afternoon at Coonamessett Farm in Falmouth and enjoy a sampling of freshly shucked oysters, listen to live jazz music, take in a farm tour and sit down to an elegant five course community meal.

A little bit of a twist, we plan to feature recipes from the cookbook Edible, A Celebration of Local Foods, as our inspiration for the meal. Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian, Cofounders of Edible Communities Publications and creators of the book will be joining us. Edible Ojai was their first publication, Edible Cape Cod the second, thanks to Doug and Dianne Langeland, who also started CLASH.

Farmer Ron Smolowitz, is one of the local heroes showcased in the book. “Coonamessett Days, Jamaican Nights”, elegantly written by Tom Dott, “What Ron Smolowitz has done with Coonamessett Farm is like what the Swiss Army did to a knife”. I agree, Farmer Ron and his wife Roxanna were  ahead of their time, in that they created a breathtaking space, complete with a dance floor, to host farm to table dinners, long before they became the rage. You just can’t get any stronger of a link to our food, our farmers, and our community.

The Details

Date: Sunday, September 26th 3:00 PM

Location: Coonamessett Farm – 277 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth, MA 508-563-2560

What to Bring: BYOP – bring your own plate, this is your chance to add to our table (we will have some on hand if you forget)

Price: $95.00 per person, includes wine & beer, does not include gratuity

To Purchase Online Tickets Go to the CLASH Web Site: CLASH (

Here is the scoop on the food:

Chef-owner Teddie Churchill of Cucina d’Amore is catering, and bringing along his authentic wood-fired brick oven. We are securing produce from Coonamessett farm, fish from Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association, oysters from Barnstable Sea Farms, dessert from pB Boulangerie, bread from Pain D’Avignon, beverages from Truro Vineyards, Orleans Wine and Spirit, Cape Cod Beer, and Beanstock Coffee. Music by Robertchez Jazz Trio

All Proceeds to Support Slow Food Cape Cod’s “Real Food In School Campaign“. To date we have made $2,200 in donations to Orleans Elementary, Wellfleet Elementary and Nauset High School in support of their efforts to get real food into the school lunch program.

Post Created By: Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader


Time For Lunch

Join Us for our National Day of Action to get real food in schools, Labor Day September 7th – and since this is Cape Cod, we are also including September 4th for those who may not want to travel Route 6 or 28 on Labor Day.

Here is the scoop – we are asking parents, teachers, students, and every responsible citizen to speak up and tell our National Leaders that a change can’t wait, it is time for REAL FOOD in schools. We have organized two “Eat In” Events on the Cape over Labor Day weekend. The idea is to band together to show our support of REAL FOOD in schools, so far 275 chapters across the USA are involved. This fall the The Child Nutrition Act hits the floor in Congress, it governs the National School Lunch Program. This law comes up for reauthorization only every 4 or 5 years, so now is our chance to ask for changes. We can raise the bar for 30 million children who eat a school lunch every day. Read our platform and support our effort since we all know we can do better (and we will have some fun while we are at it).

EVENT: Coonamessett Farm BBQ Buffet / Fiddle Music

When: Friday Night September 4th

Time: 5 till 8

Where: Coonamessett Farm Falmouth MA 277 Hatchville Road

What: Vegetarian Buffet and BBQ Pulled Pork Grill

Music: Fiddle and Folk Music by Amy and Jonathan Larkin

Cost: $18.95 per adult, $9.95 per child, under 5 free

RSVP: Directly to the Farm at 508-563-2560

Questions? – email me at

Last year Slow Food members and friends gathered together to share a meal at the farm, and we all agreed the spot was spectacular, the kids had a ball and we loved seeing the alpaca and babydoll southdown sheep. Coonamessett also hosts a classroom/science building for The Cape Cod Montessori Middle School, we sent them an invitation to join us. And Falmouth resident, Chef Lisa Holmes, is planning to come and chat about her adventures as a children’s culinary instructor and co-author of three books on nutrition and cooking, including “Lunch Lessons”.

EVENT: Pot Luck Eat In

When: Monday Septermber 7th 3:00 to 5:00

Where: Lower Cape Location – to be finalized shortly

What: “Eat – In” bring your own picnic supper or just swing by to mingle

Cost: Free

RSVP: (or just show up)

Let’s show our solidarity with all other Slow Food chapters across the USA on this day of action. Join us for an informal pot luck supper. We plan to hold the event at a school setting on the Lower Cape. Save the date and time and we will provide the location shortly. Gretel Norgeot, of Checkerberry Farm is going to join us and discuss the plans for plantings at Nauset High School in Eastham. Gretel runs the Orleans Farmers Market and has been a driving force in keeping farming alive and ticking here on the Cape. We can also discuss the idea of getting the green house operational, which in turn could offer so many opportunities for the students.

Blog Posted By: Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader