9th Annual 25-Mile Thanksgiving Dinner

IMG_0021Our 9th Annual 25-Mile Thanksgiving Celebration will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 22, from  5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Kittery Community Center Star Theater, 120 Rogers Road in Kittery ME. Slow Food provides the heritage turkey and guests bring the side dishes. This year we’ll have a special treat from the sea to accompany the traditional harvest fare!

We welcome founding member of Slow Food Seacoast, John Forti as our featured speaker, who will inspire us with a presentation entitled “ Giving Thanks For, and Celebrating our Regional Food Heritage ”  As former horticulturist at Plimoth Plantation Forti,  became one of the leading national specialists on the heirloom/Native crops of the early America.  Today he serves as a biodiversity expert representing the Northeast for Slow Food USA, and as the Director of Horticulture for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Guests are requested to bring a potluck dish that contains at least one ingredient sourced within 25 miles of your home. Some local food options include fall greens, onions, potatoes, IMG_0056squashes and pumpkins, turnips and rutabagas, apples and cider, dried beans, fish, eggs and cheese. You can easily procure your ingredients at the first Seacoast Eat Local Winter Market that morning at the Wentworth Greenhouses, Rollinsford NH

To minimize waste and cleanup time, please bring your own “dining kit” (plate, bowl, drinkware, cutlery, and napkin) and non-alcoholic beverage. A cash bar operated by Black Birch Restaurant, will be on site selling local beer
and wine.

Tickets: $12 adult;/ $10 Slow Food Members/Students;  no charge for children accompanied by adults. Ticket includes locally raised turkey, the potluck buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note: BYOB is NOT allowed at this venue.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:
Setup (4:00 – 6:00 pm; set up tables and chairs, decorate)
Service (5:30 – 7:30 pm; organize and replenish potluck dishes, bus tables)
Cleanup (7:00 – 9:00 pm, approximately; wash dishes, put away tables and chairs).
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