From Farm to Table

Farm to Table Dinner to be Served in a Meadow Overlooking Winnipesaukee

GILFORD — Beans and Greens Farm of Gilford will once again host a Farm to Table event featuring foods grown right on the farm and prepared by Chef Kevin Halligan of The Local Eatery in Laconia. This dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, July 24, in a meadow with views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains.
Guests will park in a designated area on Gunstock Hill Road by 6 p.m. for a hayride to the field where they will be greeted by a musician playing bagpipes. Other musicians will provide quiet background music during the meal.
Appetizers starting off the event will include grilled jumbo scallops, pork belly, a gazpacho shooter, watermelon ceviche, cashew chicken, veal meatballs, beef tartar and more.
Guests, seated at a long table, set with china, crystal and linens, will be treated to main course choices featuring a whole roasted maple pineapple pig; roasted steamship round with chimichurri sauce, barbecued chicken or a vegetarian selection. A large selection of fresh vegetable accompaniments will round out the dinner which will be topped off by a
dessert bar.
"No one will go away hungry, that's for sure", states Andy Howe, one of the farm's owners.
In keeping with the local theme, the coffee will be provided by the Lakes Region's own Woodshed Roasting Company. Other New Hampshire businesses, including Woodstock Brewery and Hermit Woods Winery will be on hand to offer samplings of their products during the appetizer portion of the evening.
"Kevin's business model shares our passion for locally grown foods, so we wanted to continue that through to the beverages we serve as well," explains Martina Howe.
The dinner itself is BYOB as it does not include alcohol. Coffee is included with dessert.
Those who wish to stay late will enjoy a bonfire in the meadow.
Seating is limited to 100 guests. Tickets are $100 and must be purchased by July 21 at either Beans and Greens Farm in Gilford or the Local Eatery in the old train station in downtown Laconia. For more information, including the full menu, go to and click on the Blog link. By phone please call (603) 293-2853.