East Greenwich, Rhode Island (near Providence)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 3PM
Host Farmer: Pat McNiff, Pat's Pastured, East Greenwich, RI
Guest Chef: James Mark, North, Providence, RI
Guest Vintner: Ken & Akiko Freeman, Freeman Winery
West Sonoma Coast in California's Northern California is home to Freeman Winery. The ocean proximity creates an ideal climate for growing their small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Winemaker Akiko Freeman uses a light, elegant touch to craft small lots from estate grown fruit and other local small vineyard neighbors. This family owned winery has made premium quality consistently awarded wines since 2001.
“…Every wine in the range is well worth taking a look at…The wines are done in a forward succulent style that balances the natural generosity of the Russian River with a real sense of finesse and restraint..." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, March 2017
Happy, healthy animals, sustainable soils and grass-fed goodness - these are the goals of farmer Pat McNiff. Pat provides livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts in a pasture environment. That means pigs get to root, run and play; chickens peck, scratch and crow; turkeys gobble and strut, and cows roam around eating grass out in the open air (not corn in confinement). Returning guest chef James Mark is a friend of the farm and a friend of OITF. We will set our long table in celebration.
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