LOCAL FARM & DISTINGUISHED CHEFS CREATE UNFORGETTABLE DINNERS
Grass-fed meat, organic produce highlight culinary backgrounds on picturesque Bucks County farm
Pipersville, PA - With a focus on quality, culture and community, Plowshare Farms aims to celebrate all that is deliciously righteous in the local food scene during the owners, Teddy and Faith Moynihan’s, first ever on-farm dinner series. Each on-farm dinner in the five part series, kicking off on Saturday, June 23, at 4:30 PM, will present guests with the opportunity to tour the land, meet the folks who grow their food, and indulge in a meal prepared by notable Philadelphia chefs that’s likely to make your “best dinners ever” list.
“Terroir is having a well-deserved moment right now, as we begin to understand how the minerality of soil, microclimate, and native microorganisms affect foods and wines of specific regions, but to me the most profound expression of terroir is not the flavors it creates, but the families it grows and the communities it sustains. Growing our own food has given us a stronger connection to the land that supports us, as well as a deeper appreciation for the nourishment that food can offer. Our dinner series is an attempt to share that connection and appreciation with our guests. A dinner at Plowshare is not just a celebration of food, but of the soil that creates food, and the community that food sustains.”
The schedule is set as follows:
Saturday, June 23: Chef Eli Collins of a.kitchen (Contemporary American)
Saturday, July 21: Chef Ange Branca of Sate Kampar (Malayasian)
Saturday, August 11: Chef Will Eberhart of Suraya and Chef Mike Joyce of Root Restaurant & Wine Bar (Lebanese)
September 8: Chef Chad Williams of Friday Saturday Sunday (Contemporary American)
SOLD OUT - September 22: Chef Andrew Wood of Russet with Outstanding in the Field
Each dinner will include a welcome reception and a cocktail hour featuring passed hors d'oeuvres and farm-fresh drinks from Danny Childs of Slow Drinks. A former Plowshare farmhand, Danny creates shrubs, amari, cocktails, and sodas that reflect the freshest flavors on the farm.
On Saturday, June 23, the cocktail hour will run from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, with welcome remarks by Plowshare Farms’ owners and Chef Eli Collins of a.kitchen to follow. Afterward, guests will enjoy a short walking tour of the farm, where they’ll have the opportunity to see and taste much of the produce that will be served at dinner, as well as partake in friendly conversation with the farmers.
At the tour’s conclusion, guests will dine on a four course, family-style meal amidst the picturesque Plowshare Farms nestled in the hills of Bucks County, PA. A stone's throw from the Delaware River and just a short scenic drive upstream from sister towns, New Hope and Lambertville, Pipersville is a tiny piece of paradise. The tucked away town boasts serene farm fields trailing off into a backdrop of mature forests, blanketed by a panoramic sky.
In true farm-to-table fashion, the delightful cuisine will be composed of ingredients from Plowshare, many of it picked that very day. Plowshare’s grass-fed lamb and pastured pork will anchor the meal, but vegetables might steal the show with their wide range of meticulous flavors. A brief introduction and personal narratives will accompany each course, adding a depth to the meal that is rarely achieved during dining experiences. Wine pairings by Alba Hills of Warren Hills, NJ and beer from Free Will Brewing Company of Perkasie, PA will complement this fine local fare.
Guests will round out the dinner near sunset with a selection of PA Cheese Guild cheeses, curated by Ann Karlen of 3rd Wheel Cheese Co., with Plowshare Farms’ comb honey, and iced-coffee service by Philly’s iconic Rival Bros. Beyond the food and drink indulgence, these dinners will offer a special opportunity to relish in the camaraderie of a thriving local food scene and connect with a fun-loving and thoughtful community. Tickets are available at http://plowsharefarms.com/events/ on a first come, first serve basis as seating is limited.
Plowshare Farms was founded in 2013 by Teddy and Faith Moynihan on a half-acre plot in a friend’s backyard, with the intention of growing enough food to bring friends and neighbors together in a small CSA. Expanding in land and vision, Plowshare is now located on 16 acres in Pipersville, PA and specializes in ethically raised livestock, organic, chemical-free produce, and staple crops, such as polenta corn and dry beans. Plowshare offers a connection to their farm through a weekly CSA from June through November, with pickups in Bucks County and Philadelphia.