Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Farm To Table Special Chronicle TONIGHT and Sunday on WCVB Channel 5



farm to table, eric brennan, post 390, Jennifer Amero, jamero marketing, chronicle, alchemy, organic,cape ann, farmer's market, boston, cambridge, restaurant weekAfter decades of being blinded by mass produced, shiny packaged no-longer-recognizable as anything formerly known as an animal or vegetable, rainforest clearing nutritionally bankrupt JUNK that we've been duped to call food, a renaissance of sorts has begun, thank Gaia.

We are demanding the end of Monsanto, the funding and growth of farmer's markets, the tightening of regulations around what can actually be called food, the return to eating things close to home and in season - in essence, we are once again embracing something that is essential to the nourishment of body and soul - the love and respect for real good food. 

The world is finally shifting back to "Food from Farms" and away from "Food from Labs". More Farm to Table Venues are popping up and more organic and chem free foods are becoming mainstream in a way that makes eating clean both delicious and affordable. This is HUGE good news. And here's a way to "get up to speed" on what's happening on farms in in farm-to-table eateries right here in Beantown.

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Chef Eric Brennan at Post 390
Super Excited about this.....Tonight Boston's own Chronicle is running a special on the local Farm-to-Table movement featuring Chef Eric Brennan of Post 390 ( part of the Himmel Hospitality Group who also own and operate Grill 23 and Harvest). The details on what to expect from this program are below. I'd DEFINITELY check it out tonight, then hit up the Cape Ann Farmer's Market to fill up your (recycled) bags of local earthy goodness for the weekend.

Oh yeah, and also make a reservation for a table at Post 390 next week. Because my Boston foodie friends know it's Boston Restaurant Week and Post 390 has a bumping Prix Fixe ;-)


CHRONICLE Wednesday, Aug. 14 (7:30-8pm) and Sunday, Aug. 18 (11:30am-12 pm) on WCVB-TV Channel 5.

Their farms to your table; talk about a tasty route! Tonight we celebrate the people who make eating local a delight, as we visit a fruit farm that is a favorite among Boston chefs; meet a self-professed tomato snob who's making very popular pastas and sauces; see a unique program in action that introduces city kids to the joys of farming; and discover that the milkman is not just a thing of the past!

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Valicenti Organico Pasta
For all you foodies out there, it may come as no surprise to you that Chef Eric Brennan advocates for the farm to table movement. Rest assured, he is not just riding the wave of this trend. In fact, every month he partners with a farmer or fisherman to prepare a multi-course dinner at the popular Boston restaurant Post 390. Chronicle will follow Chef Brennan's partnership with Kimball Fruit Farms of Pepperell, MA, as they collaborate on this month's meal.

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Anthony Everett at Hornstra Farms
Meet a couple that is making spaghetti sauce and ravioli from ingredients grown on their family farm, Valicenti Organico in Hollis, NH. Their pastas and Valicenti Organico “Red Gravy” are get rave reviews and sell like hotcakes at farm stands and farmers markets throughout the NE region.

Also, take a look at a hydroponics program on the Boston College campus led by a B.C. professor of education. The program welcomes inner-city kids, getting them off the streets and onto the farm, and gives them a unique and fruitful opportunity to learn.

Plus... the milkman is back! Anthony Everett visits Hornstra Farms of Hingham and Norwell. Anthony uncovers this local farm’s roots, founded by Dutch immigrants in 1915 and has yet to miss a delivery throughout their 98-years in business. This South Shore favorite now has seven refrigerated delivery trucks serving more than 3,000 customers about 2,600 gallons of milk each week, plus ice cream juices and other products.

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As a UVM girl born of hippy parents, a high school and college health store food sack monkey,  the former director of marketing for a farm-to-table group, a fitness enthusiast, a mommy really concerned about not hopping my family up on ingestibles I can't pronounce, and a FOODIE -  this is the moment I've all been waiting for

So watch this program. Check out the links and stay tuned for a WHOLE BUNCH of great foodie fetes featuring good honest grub - there's a tons coming for September. I'll be attending ALL of them. 

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