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Farm supper at Rosaly’s Garden July 30

The second Peterborough-grown farm supper will take place outdoors at Rosaly’s Garden July 30, at 6 p.m. A garden tour will precede the meal.

Peterborough Grown, an independent organization that works in cooperation with the Peterborough Agricultural Commission, is holding the supper to celebrate the abundance, diversity and richness of local food in the region.

As guests arrive, they will be served a sparkling green tea with mint and honey. The meal will begin with miso beef Raman that will include soft-cooked egg, greens and lotus root soba. The main course will be Bo Ssam with two sauces —Korean roast pork lettuce wraps with a sweet chili sauce and a hot garlic sauce served with a grilled squash and jasmine rice salad. The meal will conclude with several ices — cucumber lime, blueberry elderflower and lemon mint — and orange flower shortbread for dessert.

Samantha Rule, chef for Peterborough Grown, has been preparing elaborate meals with innovative menus for 10 years. She is a strong believer in local food for multiple reasons. “You read about the commercial food processing industry and the quality isn’t there and it’s often not pure or nutritious,” she said. “When you are buying local food, at least you know where it was raised and who raised it.”

Rule also is interested in the historical aspect of preparing local food. She explained that many years ago, all people grew and prepared their own food and in doing so today, we “stay in touch with that.” Rule also says that she enjoys “exploring the versatility of the ingredients that we have available to us in our own town.”

Diners are asked to bring their own beverages and are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a farm tour. Supper will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40, cash only, and are available at Rosaly’s Garden and Steele’s Stationers.

For more information, email Peterboroughgrown@gmail.com.

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