I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about something awesome and local. Unless you do not live in Vermont, in which case I would like to tell you about something awesome and far away that you will probably never experience. What is this exciting thing?! Why, it is my new place of employment run by my friends and serving up food and fun all summer long!
Now that I am back from New York I have agreed to help out as the grill cook at Bread and Butter Farm for their weekly (soon to be twice weekly!) Burger Nights! The owners of the farm have a son who is in Ruby’s class at school, and I cannot say enough nice things about them. First of all, they own a farm. That is awesome in and of itself. And they are also musicians! Well, at least one of them is. I have never heard the other one sing anything, so I can’t vouch for her. But the point is, they have put together a really fun event that I will now tell you about in greater detail.
Every Friday evening from 4:30-7:30 the farm (located off of Cheesefactory Road) hosts a Burger Night, with live local music, homegrown organic food, and an old-timey sense of community and fun. They probably don’t need any free advertising, as last Friday we ran out of parking and, eventually, food, but I wanted to let all of my friends in on the awesomeness.
Kids climbing on hay bales. Cows roaming the fields, mooing left and right. A live band playing off to one side, people sitting at picnic tables eating grass-fed beef on fresh baked bread off to the other. A flash mob dancing in the middle of it all. Could there be a better way to spend a Friday night? Admittedly the flash mob was probably a one time thing, but it was pretty cool. Oh, and did I mention that I will be at the grill serving up food? There’s the best part right there! You get to see me!
Anyway, I’m having a lot of fun and I wanted to share that fun with all of you. I love the food. I love the people. I love that it’s local. And most of all, it beats standing next to a hot pizza oven all summer in a small kitchen with no windows. I’ll be at the farm again on Friday, and in a few weeks they’ll start hosting them on Mondays as well. But get there early if you want a parking spot and some food. Maybe I’ll see you there.