Painted Hand Farm is a 20 acre Civil War era farm located in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. We raise meat goats, veal calves, turkeys and organic vegetables using humane and sustainable agricultural practices.
For those lucky enough to get one of the 200 tickets to this event, this was just some of the awesome locally grown foods & drinks available at the Summer Farm Start dinner for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. While the event is open to the public, everyone knows PASA puts on the best dinners around and tickets always sell out quickly.
James Woltman was the Executive Chef for the event. His father, Harry, graciously traveled to many of the farms picking up ingredients.
The event was held at the Milestone Inn overlooking the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg.
The evening was kicked off with beer from Elk Creek and wine from Chaddsford to wash down tasty Pennsylvania farmstead & artisan cheeses. The trout dip with handmade lavash crackers was mighty tasty, too. Guests enjoyed a variety of dishes...
...such as lasagna and a variety of meats
There were salads galore. Mushroom Wellington hit the spot. The potatoes stuffed the the Birchrun Hills Farm blue cheese were my favorite and the ash-coated chevre medallions from Pipe Dreams came in a close second.
PASA Executive Director Brian Snyder introduced Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding to speak to the guests for a few minutes.
Sandra is a witty writer, farmer and damn good cook who has been slicing her finger open on the cutting edge of the sustainable agriculture and local foods movements for the last twenty five years. Her books, How to Sell At Farmers Market and How To Kiss A Chicken On The Lips will be published in Spring 2013.