WOLFEBORO — Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) will hold a farm to table feast Tuesday Aug. 14 at the Barn at Moody Mountain Farm in Wolfeboro. from 6:30 and 10 p.m.
This event celebrates the seasonal summer abundance by enjoying a fully catered, locally-sourced meal accompanied by live music, cottage industry silent auction, and keynote speaker, Naomi Starkman, founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Eats. Starkman is a food policy consultant to Consumers Union and others, as well as a founding board member and the Strategic Communications Advisor to the Food & Environment Reporting Network and FixFood. She served as the director of communications & Policy at Slow Food Nation '08 and has worked as a media consultant at The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQand WIRED magazines. She works with clients on food policy and advocacy and is an aspiring organic grower, having worked on several farms.
Attendees dine on a hand hewn 60-foot white pine table crafted specifically for this event by Build it Green New England. Area restaurants and chefs have created unique and imaginative dishes using ingredients sourced from area farmers and producers to serve up the delicious and nutritious menu for which this popular community event is renowned. Partnering to create a hallmark dish and accompaniments for each of the five courses are Chef Perrin Long, Black Bear Micro Roastery, East of Suez, La Boca Bakery, Lydia's Meeting House, Sumner Brook Herbals, Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery, Windy Fields Farm, and the Wolfeboro Inn. The freshly-picked produce comes from a variety of producers including Brookford Farm, Carriage Hill Honey, Crooked Pine Farm, Moody Mountain Farm, Pork Hill Farm, Via Lactea Farm, Wake Robin Farm, Wild Miller Farm, and the Wotton Family Farm.
One of the common values both Civil Eats and G.A.L.A. share is creating stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities. The evening will also feature local musicians and entertainers, homesteading demonstrations, a silent auction with prizes of a sustainable nature and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Tickets are $60 for G.A.L.A. Members and $75 non-members, and they may be purchased by calling Carol at G.A.L.A. on 539-6460.