Farm-a-Q: Heirloom Foods Picnic and BBQ 2012

Slow Food Seacoast & Heirloom Harvest Project



Sunday, July 15, Noon – 4 pm.

As of July 13, this event has sold out! If you already have your ticket,

Click here to download an informational .pdf with directions and more

Summer SaladPlease join us on Sunday, July 15th for the first annual Farm-a-Q, a family BBQ and picnic at Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH. If you’ve been a fan of our annual Down on the Farm Potluck Picnic, you will love this new twist on a great gathering. Slow Food is once again partnering with the Heirloom Harvest Project who’s mission is to promote regional heritage foods,  agricultural diversity and the connections among farmers, chefs, and consumers in our community.

We think that mission sounds pretty darn good and so will you, when you get a taste of the delicious, multi-course, buffet style picnic meal that will be offered at this event! We can’t tell you just yet exactly what is on the menu because it will be whatever is fresh and ready in the fields of local farms that week. Similar to the September Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner,  farmers have been teamed up with chefs to grow out and cook up the best of what’s fresh and ready in mid-July. You can be assured it will be incredibly tasty, impeccably prepared and feature both heirloom vegetables and locally raised heritage breed animals.

TICKET HOLDERS: Click here to download an informational .pdf with directions and more

THE MENU IS OUT!! Look who’s cooking…

  • The 100 Club and Strawbery Banke–- Heirloom Salad
  • Beach Pea Baking Co. — Veggie Burger Slider, Cornbread and Berry Shortcake
  • The Black Birch –- Smoked heritage pork belly sandwich with boothby’s blond cucumber kimchi and fava bean schmoo
  • Black Trumpet -– Smoked Bluefish Taco with chiles and crème fraiche
  • Epoch at Exeter Inn – Grill-popped Oysters with condiments
  • The Kitchen on Islington – Split Grilled Rare Breed Chicken Diavolo
  • The Oaks Country Club – Pork braised greens with soft boiled egg, Sticky New
    England Barbecued Beans with Homemade Kielbasa and Kingston Black Cider
    Spicy Boothby blonde mustard pickle
  • Popper’s Artisanal Meats – Bratwurst on a stick, dill pickles …And featuring the award-winning barbecue of Pitmasters Charlie Cicero and
    Alan Lantz of Mighty Swine Dining

The setting is beautiful Tuckaway Farm in Lee NH, hosted by  farmers Chuck and Laurel Cox.  Featured activities include a farm tour, children’s crafts, nature exploration and games, wild edible plant walk and more!

tuckaway_picTickets must be purchased in advance. Adults $20;  children 3 –  12 $10; children under 3 are free.

CLICK HERE to access the event registration page and purchase your tickets now.

When: Sunday July 15, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; picnic buffet served from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Games and activities all afternoon

Where: Tuckaway Farm, Randall Rd, Lee, NH 03861. The farm is accessed from Route 155, across from DeMerritt Hill Farm. Signs will be posted.

Contact: Denise Mallett, Black Trumpet Bistro/ HHP 207-807-4282

Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in helping out with this event, we would love to have you! People are mostly needed to help with logistics the day of the Q – a wide variety of volunteer slots are available:
Set-Up: 9 – 12
Guest Registration Table: 12 – 3
Parking and Foot Traffic Assistance: 11 – 2
Kids Crafts and Activities: 12 – 3
Breakdown and Clean-Up: 4-6

Contact Please specify what you are interested in doing.  Thanks!