Archive for June 12th, 2011

Summer Solstice Celebration at Clay Hill Farm, June 19

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

243.jpgClay Hill Farm is holding its first Summer Solstice celebration on Sunday, June 19th, from 11 to 2 p.m. This free, family event is the newest addition to the restaurant’s Eco-Reach initiatives. On the same day, Clay Hill Farm will also be debuting its new Made-in-Maine Menu Specials based on Maine ingredients, products and produce:

Summer Solstice at Clay Hill Farm

Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Rd, York, ME

Sunday, June 19, 2011

11–2 p.m.

Free and open to the public

 

On Sunday, June 19th, from 11–2 p.m., Clay Hill Farm will host a family fun day to kick off the summer season and celebrate the great outdoors. Honoring Father’s Day, families and Mother Earth, Summer Solstice at Clay Hill Farm will include kids activities, family games, local food and music. This is a FREE community event, and community organizations supporting kids activities and eco-outreach are encouraged to attend.

 

In response to the growing ‘Locavore’ movement and the momentum of Maine-only food diets, Clay Hill Farm will also debut its NEW Made in Maine summer insert menu featuring 100% Maine ingredients, products and produce. Having recently purchased three CSA shares from Maine farms and supporting the local school program with the purchase of Maine-raised beef, Clay Hill Farm will launch the menu with both tourists and locals in mind. “There is a curiosity factor about Maine food among our seasonal visitors,” said Jennifer Lewis-McShera, co-owner of Clay Hill Farm. “Maine is, of course, known for lobster, but there is so much more about what we produce in this great state that we can showcase with our daily specials. We think honoring our local growers with ‘Made in Maine’ menu options will be a nice novelty for tourists, but also a fun, daily treat for locals who enjoy farm-fresh seasonality.”

 

Participating Maine farms include: Moondance Gardens in South Berwick; Touching Earth Farm in Kittery; Archer Angus beef in Chesterfield; and Spiller’s Farm in Wells. Local farm products and Maine raised meats will be featured at the celebration to encourage support for eating local. Maine growers and product producers are welcome to contact Clay Hill Farm to discuss involvement. Homemade ice-cream from Sundaes at the Beach in Wells will also be featured on the menu, with an exclusive Clay Hill Farm flavor being debuted at the Sumer Solstice Celebration.

 

For more information visit Clay Hill Farm’s website: www.clayhillfarm.com.

NH Fresh & Local Seafood Dinner Cruise, June 27

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

nhs-red-draft-rgb_002.jpgEnjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Isles of Shoals Steamship, featuring locally caught seafood, Monday June 27th:

 

NH Fresh & Local Seafood Dinner Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship, Portsmouth, NH

Monday, June 27, 2011

6 – 8 p.m.

 

This is a joint event hosted by NH Sea Grant as part of the “Reconciling Spatial Scales and Stock Structures” workshop to discuss the management of our fisheries, and a sustainable seafood program event highlighting seafood caught by our NH Commercial Fishing Industry.

 

Enjoy locally caught seafood prepared by the Blue Mermaid, Portsmouth, NH (NH Fresh and Local Brand partner) while participating in a poster session which will highlight fisheries research conducted in the Northeast. For menu >

 

Tickets are only $25 per person. To purchase cruise tickets online >

 

For more information: http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/NHSeafoodCruise_000.htm