Our dear friends were in town for a few days last week. We celebrated their final evening in Maine at the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Family Farm Feast. The Freeport-based, farm-to-table dinner featured local fare from two of our favorite restaurants, Gather and Frontier, plus music from North of Nashville. We loved the idea of a farm dinner devoted to families, and couldn’t wait to see what was in store.
The farm-to-table event is located just past the entrance to Wolfe’s Necks Woods State Park. There are lush fields of high grass and beautiful views of the sky. North of Nashville played an infectious cover of “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, making it impossible not to sing along. Kids jumped from stacked bales of hay. And under a large tent, to the kids’ delight, we found board games and markers on our paper-covered table.
For us thirsty parents, there were several choices for libations: wine, Maine Beer Co. Peeper on tap, or specialty cocktails from New England Distilling. MP treated herself to a refreshing summer cooler made with gin, elderflower liquor, club soda, and lime. The kiddos enjoyed ice water and fresh lemonade served in glass dispensers.
The generous dinner menu featured Wolfe’s Neck Farm grilled chicken, veggie kabobs, Farmer’s Gate hot dogs, and a colorful array of salads. CP#1 was thrilled to see thick slices of homemade cornbread on the table. And MP filled her plate with gorgeous sides of marinated cabbage slaw and saltwater boiled new potatoes. Note to the talented chefs: Best. Slaw. Ever. Our friends fawned over the grilled chicken, amazed by its freshness and flavor.
We would have returned for seconds, had it not been for the desserts, which were plentiful. Yarmouth’s Friday Pie Club served slices of their delicious blueberry pie. The kids bee-lined for the barn when they heard there were popsicles from Portland’s Pure Pops and Wicked Whoopies.
And if all of those treats weren’t enough, we completed our summer evening of decadence with make your own s’mores and dancing. What a way to celebrate a great four days with good friends. Many thanks to Wolfe’s Neck Farm for hosting such a fun event!
To learn more about Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s farm-to-table dinners, visit here. Proceeds for this event went to the farm’s Teen Ag program, which teaches young people the benefits of farming, while also supplying local food pantries with their harvest.