Help the garden grow

Here’s a unique opportunity to help out a great local gardening cause while enjoying some terrific local food from the Bucks County foodshed.

Slow Food Bucks County and Dish Catering of Frenchtown, NJ, are hosting a benefit on Friday, June 25th for the Neshaminy Manor Long Term Care Facility where a therapy garden is being sown this summer. A vegetable garden is part of the plan and will be maintained by the residents as part of a horticulture therapy program. The harvest will be served in the dining halls.

The benefit was the idea Slow Food Bucks County member Amy Popkin of Dish Catering. Ordinarily Slow Food does not ask for food donations from local farmers because their events are about raising awareness and helping to sustain local farming. But since this is for a community project, they have asked some farmers to help in donating food to make the donation portion larger and boy have they ever come to the table!

Local food producers contributing include: Milk House Farm Market, Blue Moon Acres, Ducky Life Tea and Bobolink Farm.  The event will include a local beer and wine reception, but bring your own bottle for dinner.

Here’s the delicious menu, conceived and prepared by Dish Catering:

Appetizer Reception
Cheese and Artisan Bread Table provided by Bobolink Farm
Dish Catering’s Own Cuban Pork Sandwiches made to order served with Grilled Red Onion and Garlic Aioli

First Course 
Blue Moon Farm Baby Lettuces with Orange Slices and Fennel in a Dijon vinaigrette

Main Course
Bedminster Farm Raised Bison Braised in Local Red Wine, or,
Portabello Napolean with Classic Corn Spoon Bread Pudding
Grilled Farm Vegetables from The Milk House Farm Market
Brandied Cream Mushrooms

Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream and Mini Crème Brulees
Ducky Life Tea and Coffee Service

The dinner will be held at the Tinicum Barn in Tinicum Park in Erwinna on River Road, Friday, June 25th at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $80 per person. Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets at

UPDATE: Sorry. Due to low ticket sales this event was cancelled. We’ll have to find another way to help out this great project. Anyone in a garden club?

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