farm to table

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


Truro Vineyard – Barrel Room Dinner

by Slow Food Cape Cod on April 27, 2010

Please join us for a very special dinner in an amazing location all for a great cause, to support real food in schools

On Sunday , May 2nd  Truro Vineyards will host a Slow Food  “Farm to Table” dinner in the “Barrel Room” at the Vineyard. All proceeds from the dinner are being donated to Wellfleet Elementary School to support their efforts of installing a Hoop House. The hoop house will enable the school to grow their own vegetables and put real food back into the cafeteria and provide a great education for the children. Two outstanding Cape Cod chefs will be at the helm for our dinner, Gui Yingling of  Bubala’s by the Bay in Provincetown, and Eric Jansen of Blackfish in Truro. The 5 course meal will feature all local Cape Cod food and be paired with Truro Vineyards wines. We plan to open an estate bottled all-Truro grape Chardonnay. The event will take place in the Barrel Room at the Vineyard and provide us with an education of how their wines are made. The price is $75.00 per person, seating is limited, and advance reservations are required. Send an email to

Details: Farm to Table Dinner for Wellfleet Elementary School “Hoop House”
When – Sunday May 2nd

Where – Truro Vineyards

Time: 6:00 PM

Cost: $75.00 per person, includes wines

RSVP:  Mary DeBartolo at

Reservations needed in advance – payment at the door cash or check

Posted by Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader


Happy first day of spring, not only are the birds chirping loudly today,  it is also the day that  Outstanding in the Field puts their farm to table tickets on sale. They sell out fast, so if you have an inclination to join the culinary adventure on Cape Cod, get your tickets now. Outstanding In The Field is an interesting twist – instead of bringing the food to the people, they actually bring the people to the food.  They travel in a vintage red and white bus and set up farm dinners across North America, I have been a HUGE fan of Jim Denevan, founder of this “restaurant without walls”. Such a fan in fact, that I was sending them email since last October, inviting (hounding) them to add Cape Cod to the tour. Guess what – they are coming!!

Donna Eaton from Cedar Spring Herb Farm agreed to host two nights of incredible meals in the field. Thursday night, August 20th chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland (formally of The Juice and Enzo) will be creating the feast and on Friday the 21st chef Doug Ramler, of Cape Cod Sea Grille is at the helm. Both nights will feature local Cape Cod foods from the sea and land, a 5 course, farm-style, dinner. Each course will be paired with a artisan wines. Cost per person is $200, for this culinary experience at the source. To get tickets go to Outstanding in the Field registration, they accept pay pal for payment.

Dining at the source, in some cases, the food has been harvested within inches of your seat at the table. After a tour of the farm, our celebrated chef will cook our meal as we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing our food at a long linen-cloth table, set in the field. Together we explore the connection between the earth and the food on our plate, for an unforgettable experience.

Check out the web site, the photography is amazing, and you can see where the team is heading in their bus. Also, Jim has recently published a book: Outstanding in the Field, A Farm to Table Cookbook, where he shares his philosophy, and many seasonal recipes (yes, I already have a copy). Check out his website, and you will also find amazing artwork that is created right on the beach. Seeing that it is Cape Cod, Jim will be creating art on the 19th of August at Chapin Beach in Dennis. So stop and give him and the entire crew a big Slow Food Cape Cod welcome.

Hope to see you at the event, if you are interested in helping, send me a note. as we get closer to the date, I am sure we will need some extra hands to help.

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