Thank You to Everyone who attended the 2016 Harvest Moon Dinner!
It was a sold out success!
Dinner guests will be able to take a docent led tour of the historical house build in 1786 by Noadiah Bissell.
Pricing is $125 per person (cocktails & wine included)
The menu is posted below.
The Native American Three Sisters Tradition of Agriculture
Maize (corn), beans, and squash of myriad varieties are plants indigenous to the Americas and were staple crops in most Native American cuisine. The Haudenosaunee, known as Iroquois by Europeans, called these three foods the “Three Sisters” and grew the three together in mounds. The foods were considered a gift from the gods, and their planting and harvesting were celebrated as such. Haudenosaunee and other tribes knew that corn, bean, and squash plants grew better together than they did separately. Bean plants fixed nitrogen in the soil, providing an essential nutrient to the other two plants, while corn stalks provided a support for the beans to climb, and squash, with their spreading leaves and vines, impeded weed growth and helped the soil retain moisture. The three foods complemented each other nutritionally as well, providing essentially protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins, and were often cooked together in succotash and other dishes.
This year’s Harvest Moon Dinner will be held outside on the site of the historic Town Farm located just off old Main Street. Set on the banks of the Connecticut River, it is also know as the “Ferry Farm” as it was the point of crossing for the Bissell Ferry. The magnificent house was once a tavern and was built in 1786.
Thank You to the following 2016 sponsors for their support of the Harvest Moon Dinner Event.
Silent Auction Donors
Alexia’s Pizza Manchester Family Dental Roberto’s
Battiston’s Mather Countertops Sakura Garden
Bonefish Grill Mexicali Steven Hintz, CPA
Broad Brook Florist Millwrights Tavern Stop & Shop
Burton’s Nowalk Family Chiropractic Sweet Pea
Charles Schwab Nutmeg Restaurant The Bike Shop
Geissler’s Post Road Stages The Mary Ann School of Dance
Hong Kong Restaurant Rasham Topstone Golf Course
Kim’s Nail’s Red Onion