Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vacation over! Back to RI

THIS WEEKEND: A Chefs Collaborative team, led by Matt Jennings of La Laiterie/Farmstead ( is presenting a "down-on-the-farm" cookout this Sunday, September 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Schartner Farms (, Route 2, Exeter. It's a fund-raiser for RAFT Heirloom Grow-Out, an organization which works on building community through chef-farmer collaboration. The dinner features barbecue dishes;  locally-grown produce and locally-raised meats will be served with, of course, local wine and beer. All to be prepared by local Rhode Island and Massachusetts chefs. Tickets are $50 for adults, $10 for kids over four and $25 for students and farmers. For tickets call the Chefs Collaborative (616-236-5258) or email And check out the website

NEXT WEEKEND The German American Cultural Society (78 Carter Avenue, Pawtucket  401-726-9873) is holding an Oktoberfest - Saturday, October 2 (3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. for the Ratskeller and music) and Sunday, October 3 (noon to 6:00 p.m.) The food and beer are Oktoberfest fare. Alpenblumen Musikanten performs. Entry fee is $5.00.

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