In early fall each year, Arcadia Farm hosts a special Fall Harvest dinner benefitting Veteran farmers. This kind of food event is one of my favorite ways to transition to Autumn here in DC.
This particular afternoon was PERFECT.
The afternoon started with delicious drinks around 4:30 pm. They had wine and beer, but the Huckleberry Juice Punch called my name. Similar to cranberry, this punch was tart and and refreshing, made with infused herbs and vodka.
Because they started running out of the Huckleberry punch, I switched to champagne, which I enjoyed while sampling oysters and trays of passed appetizers.
Soon, we all sat down for dinner at a long family style table, and feasted on 3 scrumptious courses of meats and vegetables.
Everything served was local, either grown on this exact farm or nearby.
This dinner was a true indulgence, and it was made better by all the fun conversations with people nearby.
As the afternoon sky slowly turned from golden to lavender, the moon come out overhead.
That meant it was soon time for DESSERT!
This day was the perfect welcome to fall.
And guess what I learned, ya’ll?
While I absolutely cannot wait until I can attend this dinner again next October, I found out Arcadia Farm hosts a summer dinner harvest too.
I’ve got my sights set on the next Farm dinner in May 2018!