A Beautiful Farm-to-Table Dinner

Photos by Weavers Way Prepared Foods Chef Jenna Balaban.

Editor’s note: We were going to include a short explainer to run with these photos of the Aug. 15 dinner at Weavers Way’s farm at Saul High School in Roxborough. But then Co-op member Carol Weisl sent us this great letter that pretty much says it all. Thank you, Carol!

I just want to say thank you for a wonderful evening at the Farm to Table Dinner at Henry Got Crops Farm in August. The stars were truly aligned to grace us with beautiful weather as we sat family-style under the huge cherry tree draped with soft lights. I’m sorry to have to admit that this was my first time at this amazing farm with its acres of vegetables, fruit and flowers. I learned that in addition to filling our plates that night and growing produce for sale at the Co-op, the farm is home to a CSA, provides food for the community and offers educational opportunities to the students at Saul High School through the Food Moxie program.

Our meal was beyond delicious. We began with beverages that made fine use of the farm’s herbs and fruits. An assortment of cured meats and cheeses came next. A green salad filled with a rainbow of leaf lettuces, a caprese salad of heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, and crisp pickled vegetables highlighted the mid-August bounty of the farm. A Thai-inspired seafood stew and beef bourguignon showcased Weavers Way Executive Chef Bonnie Shuman’s inspired cooking. A fresh berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream rounded out the meal.

My friends and I enjoyed the food and the ambience as well as the camaraderie of our fellow diners. The evening was a wonderful way to showcase the beauty and importance of Henry Got Crops Farm, Weavers Way and Food Moxie.

Thank you for this opportunity!