Join us on October 1, as we celebrate good food, good music & good people.
Held on location at Vernon Family Farm, we’ll enjoy a 4-course meal prepared by chefs Zach Squier (Umami) and Joel Souza (Old Vines Wine Bar) in an open-air community table set in the field where the bulk of the food was produced.
Immediately following, we’ll feast on the lively sounds of Session Americana performing a full concert of their timeless music on an adjacent field stage (seating provided).
Prior to dinner, we’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and roots music from the whiskey-soaked, gravely voiced Jake Davis – making this a perfect musical and culinary experience.
Space is limited.
$80/person – includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, concert & gratuity
$120/person – VIP – offerings all of the above + complimentary drinks, premium reserved parking, & premium concert seating.
4:00pm – Hors D’Oeuvres, drinks, music by Jake Davis
5:30pm – 4-course dinner
7:30pm – Concert with Session Americana
See you at the table!
About the Farm: Vernon Family Farm is located on 33 conserved acres in Newfields, NH, where Jeremiah & Nicole Vernon raise a variety of vegetables, chicken, pork, mushrooms, and more using all-natural practices without synthetic chemicals, GMOs, hormones or antibiotics. Their farm store offers a celebration of the flavors of the farm and other local producers.
About the Chefs: Umami is a sustainable farm fresh café focused on celebrating savory, umami flavors in the heart of Northwood, NH. Chef Zach Squier’s pride in locally sourcing meats and veggies and working with local farms, while serving the most savory, umami flavors and dishes has put this unique place on the map.
Old Vines Wine Bar offers small plates and big flavors in the heart of Kennebunk’s Lower Village. Chef Joel Souza graduated from the New England Culinary Institute and was appointed the youngest ever sous chef at the stalwart Colonial Inn in Concord, MA, in 2011. Today, he leads the Old Vines Wine Bar’s expanded kitchen, adding his enthusiasm and creativity to their impressive menu.
About the Music: Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of some of the best musicians out of Boston craft a musical experience unlike any other.
On stage sits a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheelin’ modern hootenanny.
The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that’s not accidental or easily won; they bring a genuine ease to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into the depths of the American “song bag”.
It’s an experience unlike any other, packed solid with raw talent that will leave you wanting more.
Jake Davis shares his food for thought with a whiskey soaked, gravely voice, an acoustic guitar, and a few harmonicas. At the budding age of 25, Jake’s songs tell the tales of an old soul, who has survived the trials and troubles of labor, love, and loss; an old soul who has been molded by long nights, mild neurosis, ruckus-raising hootenannies, women, temptation, and American music.
Special thanks to our friends at Revision Energy – an industry leader in renewable energy with a location right next door in Exeter – for supporting this event.