The Schoolhouse at Cannondale will host this year’s fourth Farm to Fork dinner at Millstone Farm on Thursday, July 17.
“It is a four-course meal that we do under the stars, if the weather cooperates,” said Francesca Kirwan, event coordinator.
Farm to Fork starts with a cocktail hour at 6, said Ms. Kirwan, and a specialty cocktail is featured at each event.
“This month, we’re doing a ‘Schoolhouse Spritz,’ which is a really great celery syrup-based gin drink,” said Ms. Kirwan. “That’s going to be delicious and refreshing for July.”
Following the cocktail hour is an optional tour of Millstone Farm at 6:30.
“People who go on the tour have a great time. The leader farmer brings them around and shows them how the farm works,” explained Ms. Kirwan.
“Once they come back from that, we sit down for dinner, which is B.Y.O.B. It’s a very casual, fun evening with some great drinks and lawn games.”
Farm to Fork was started years ago by Tim LaBant, executive chef at The Schoolhouse, said Ms. Kirwan.
“He’s from Wilton and he’s been around here, around Millstone Farm and all these other great farms for a while,” said Ms. Kirwan.
“I worked at Millstone for a while when I was in high school with my sister Emma, who is on Food Network Star right now, so we’re all a bunch of foodies here.”