FREEPORT — Wolfe’s Neck Center has announced the lineup for its annual Farm to Table series.

This is the sixth year the center is offering the dinners, each of which features a different local chef and highlights produce and pasture-raised meats, often harvested from Wolfe’s Neck or other area farms.

The cost of each dinner includes live music and beverages from Maine Beer Co. and New England Distilling.

“If you just go out to dinner in Portland and try to get drinks, dessert and dinner, you are paying a lot more,” Andrew Lombardi, event coordinator at Wolfe’s Neck, said. “Plus you are getting a good, hearty meal and you know right where it is coming from and who made it.”

According to Lombardi, proceeds from each Farm to Table event support the center’s mission of educating the community on sustainability and agriculture.

“Our Farm to Table series is more than just getting a good meal,” Lombardi said. “We are supporting our local farmers and supporting food education.”

Lombardi said the center relies on community support of the Farm to Table series as it is the nonprofit’s signature fundraising event of the year. 

“The outpouring of support of this series helps us to train new farmers and educate people of all ages about the source of their food,” he said. “All the proceeds go straight to our mission in maintaining and growing the support for the farm. Our constant goal is to connect people to farming and food and that’s what the Farm to Table events do.”

The first Farm to Table event will be June 23, featuring summer-themed cuisine by Masa Miyake of Portland’s Miyake. There will be tasting stations for patrons and seating is available inside Mallet Barn. Tickets are $100. 

On Aug. 18, there will be an ice cream social, where MDI Ice Cream will be serving flavors with toppings from the farm. There will activities and crafts for kids and adults. Tickets are $10 per person and children 4 years old and younger under free.

On Sept. 15, there will be a tasting featuring Southeast Asian street food with Big Tree Hospitality, the Portland restaurant group of Hugo’sThe Honey Paw, and Eventide Oyster Co. Tasting stations will be set up throughout the farm and seating will be available in Mallett Barn or on the lawn. Tickets are $100.

The final dinner in the Farm to Table Series feast features a harvest of the season, with tastings from Piccolo restaurant. For this dinner, patrons can enjoy a family-style dinner and dessert in Mallet Barn for $120.

This is the sixth year Wolfe’s Neck Center is offering a Farm to Table series of dinners feature locally sourced and prepared meals.


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