52 Dinners - Week 34: Jazz on the Farm

52 Dinners - Week 34: Jazz on the Farm

Pure magic here at Ardelia Farm

NYC-based Mimi & The Podd Brothers returned to our party barn for our second annual Jazz On The Farm event.
It felt pretty surreal to be listening to this incredible music and then look out to see our weedy veggie garden and grazing pigs.
During one song, the sky opened up and it down-poured for a few minutes. But under the metal roof it only added to the ambiance.
At one point I was even brought to tears when it hit me how special the whole scene was and how much love and joy was on our farm that night.
I know I’m sometimes prone to hyperbole, but that’s not the case here. Their performance was really that extraordinary.
40 people came early for a pre-concert dinner. I served a traditional summer BBQ: grilled burgers and zucchini, maple bacon baked beans, herbaceous roasted potatoes, kale salad, good old-fashioned slaw, and a nice lemony cucumber salad with yogurt and dill.
And for dessert I made ice cream sandwiches! I was able to prepare everything in advance and it was pretty easy to throw it all together for service.
Our friend Lee from Blackbird Bar Catering was there with her mobile bar selling tasty cocktails, wine, and beer. She does such a great job, and her presence really elevated the evening.

Big thanks to Andy of Borderline Entertainment for producing the event (he also snapped these couple photos of Bailey and me at the grill).
We’re talking about maybe having a bluegrass band here in the fall, and can guarantee that Mimi & The Podd Brothers will be back next summer. I think we may need a bigger party barn.

Until we can gather again, get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner delivered  Kingdom Direct, providing Ardelia Farm fresh food to hungry Vermonters. Sign up to be notified when you can place your order!

- Thomas

 

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