One of the rare treasures of late summer is the arrival of fresh figs. My Italian American grandmother kept three bushes of turkey figs in her garden in Pittsburgh, Pa. I remember the ripe figs sticky with honey sweetness and always readily gobbled up fresh in the garden.
If you haven’t been so lucky to have such an experience, now is your chance!
Saturday, September 10th from 12:30pm to 5:00pm, Ticonderoga Farms will be hosting a Fig Lover’s Feast! The 5th generation, family-owned, family-run farm will be taking visitors on a hayride to the fig groves, and will be indulging us in fig-tastings and pairings, including special cooking demonstrations by Chef Vaughn Skaggs, and one pound of a variety of figs.
Slow Food members are encouraged to RSVP as we get $5 off the admission price of $35 dollars!
Here’s the Details
Saturday, September 10, 2011 Saturday, September 24, 2011 (rescheduled due to Irene)
Time: 12:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: 26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly, VA
Admission: $35 ($30 for Slow Food members – mention the announcement when you call)
RSVP: 703-327-4424 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain Date: September 25, 2011
12:30 – check-in
1:00 – intro & overview
after: hayride to fig groves
Fig Tastings & Pairings:
Special cooking demonstration by Chef Vaughn Skaggs
Frey White, Red & Verde Champagne
Local Cheese & Cracker
Fig Recipes – Sorbet – Preserves
1 lb of complimentary figs
More information at Ticonderoga Farm
Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Snail of Approval awards! Details coming soon…