Feeding Friends-y

Over Memorial Day weekend, Ravenwood celebrated the start of summer with its first farm-to-table dinner. The Olivebridge farm’s owners, chef/grower Chris Lanier, and his wife, artist/ designer Dana McClure (shown standing at right), bought the four-acre cow pasture in 2010 and relocated there from New York in 2014 with the birth of their daughter. Since then, they’ve been transforming the property into a vegetable farm and venue for integrating agriculture, culinary arts, and the local makers’ movement. To kick off their first growing season, Lanier and McClure hosted 30 guests from New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley, seated them in the 1850s barn at a long table graced with locally sourced flowers and candles, and treated them to five courses featuring local produce, meat, cheese, grains, wine, and cider. “To feel the barn full up with such gracious, creative, inspiring people, all gathering to celebrate our region and the community growing within it, was truly a gift,” says McClure. Share the local harvest at dinners on August 25 and 26, September 22 and 23, and October 6 and 7. RavenwoodNY.com.

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