On September 8th, the night of the Harvest Moon, we hosted 45 guests for a dinner catered by Ladleah Dunn, who owns and operates Sailors Rest Farm in Lincolnville, Maine. The theme was island-sourced farm-to-table dining. HIF staff have worked hard this year to grow more of our own food on island, and this supper was a great way to celebrate our own garden efforts. Ladleah did a superb job of sourcing the ingredients for the meal from the mid-coast area.
Guests enjoyed a ride out to Hurricane on the Equinox and the Reliance and were welcomed with an Elderberry Kir Royal. After a walk around the main campus and up to the gardens, guests sat down to a four-course meal. As dinner came to a close Ladleah introduced herself and her staff, and explained her love for Hurricane Island, which started when she was a student on Hurricane 15 years ago. As the Harvest moon rose over Greens Island crème brulee and coffee were served for desert.
We are very grateful for those who joined us for our Farm to Table dinner this fall, and hope to continue the tradition in years to come as we continue to expand our gardens and grow more of our own food on Hurricane. Thank you to all of the local farms and venders, and especially to Ladleah and her fantastic staff for making it such a memorable night.