Rhonda McCarron of Antigonish, Nova Scotia
An annual event, we gathered together with 10 friends and enjoyed an entire menu of local food and wine! These friends are fello sheep and dairy farmers, and now that first cut hay is in, enjoyed an evening out.
They will be serving: We began with an appetizer of St. Mary’s Smokehouse smoked local salmon. Followed by slow roasted beef roasts, grilled on the barbeque rotisserie for five hours! Potatoe salad, made with PEI spuds and eggs from a St. Andrews, Antigonish Co. producer. Marinated Annapolis valley carrots and romaine and strawberry (local) salad. To add to the meal Jost wine, made in Malagash, NS was served; a Comtessa white wine and Cote de Bras d’Or red, made with grapes grown in Marble Mountain, Cape Breton. Dessert was a choice of fresh strawberry shortcake, all local and unfortunately the last berries of this season, or blueberry pie made with Cape Breton blueberries with local dairy whipping cream. We are lucky in this area of Northeastern Nova Scotia in that there is a great deal of local meat, seafood and produce. The salmon is available in grocery as well as speciality stores. The beef from a fellow farmer who raises grass fed cattle. The carrots and potatoes are too readily available at grocery stores. The strawberry’s were from two local producers, of which there are a number within a close area. One producer is organic! The blueberries were frozen from the crop of last August. The wines, both very local, can be purchased at Nova Scotia Liquor Commission stores or on site at Jost Vineyards in Malagash, NS