Twilight Dinners and Events
Cultivating Community's 2014 SUMMER TWILIGHT DINNERS!
“Eating is an agricultural act.” –Wendell Berry
Join Cultivating Community for what we’re confident will be one of your most delightful and delicious evenings this summer!
You are warmly invited to join Cultivating Community for a memorable evening. Please take part in our 2014 season of casual, three-course Thursday night Twilight Dinners. This year, we will feature dinners in urban sites as well as in the orchard of Turkey Hill Farm on Cape Elizabeth (cooked with fresh produce grown by the youth growers and New American farmers in our programs).
We eat every day, but it can be hard to remember all our joyful and restorative options for eating as we swim against a sea of processed products hyped for convenience and artificially low cost. With industrial agriculture, the essential nature of food, its capacity for grounding people in their humanity, their connection to the land, and to each other, can easily become lost.
At Cultivating Community, we build diverse community participation in food production, and, at the same time, we believe, along with Wendell Berry, that eating is an agricultural act. We need to remind ourselves and our friends of the fact that sharing and eating locally grown food while we enjoy each other’s company is at the heart of our mission. Over the years, we have developed a summer celebration that allows us to do just that.
Each Twilight Dinner is prepared by a southern Maine star chef. Your participation, at the cost of $40 per person (BYOB), will not only support our work, but will also, we hope, provide you with one of the most memorable nights of your summer season.
Join us this year—and please share this opportunity with your friends. Of course, please call us at (207) 761-GROW if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you and to eat supper with you!
2014 Schedule of Twilight Dinners:
July 17th at 6:30pm - Urban Grazing Event at Urban Farm Fermentory at 200 Anderson Street in Portland; chef Brad Messier of Rosemont Market. Pairings provided by Urban Farm Fermentory. No BYOB. Other libations available from Urban Farm Fermentory. Sponsor: Rosemont Market & Bakery - Click HERE for tickets!
July 31st at 6:30pm - Twilight Dinner at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth; chefs Meg Schroeter and Austin Miller of East Ender in Portland. Pairings provided by Banded Horn Brewing Company. BYOB optional - Click HERE for tickets!
August 7th at 6:30pm - Twilight Dinner at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth, chef Leslie Oster of Aurora Provisions in Portland. Parings by Allagash Brewing Company. BYOB optional. Sponsor: Allagash Brewing Company - Click HERE for tickets!
August 28th at 6:30pm - Twilight Dinner at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth, chef Emmet Helrich of Local 188 in Portland. Pairings by Bunker Brewing Company. BYOB optional. Sponsor: Maine Brew Bus - Click HERE for tickets!
Turkey Hill Farm is located at 120 Old Ocean House Road, off of Rt. 77 in Cape Elizabeth.