The 2021 Foodshed Alliance Gala will be held in Perona Farms’ indoor and heated outdoor spaces. All CDC guidelines will be followed. Read in-depth details from Perona Farms

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6pm, Perona Farms

The Foodshed Alliance Gala is back, live and in person, at Perona Farms! Join us and enjoy:

>> More than 15 tasting stations with delectable locally sourced dishes prepared by our region’s best chefs!

>> Open bar with local wine, craft beer and hard cider tastings.

>> Silent Auction featuring local art, crafts, local experiences and luxury gift items.

>> Foodshed Alliance Honorees

>> Live Music


Sauteed scallops, tagliatelle, salumi crema, roasted squash, and sage
Duck, Duck, Foie Poutine: duck fat fries, duck confit, jersey girl cheese curds, foie gras gravy
Blue crab, poached farm egg, winter squash, adjika, crouton
Carpetbagger steak, mushroom XO sauce, scallions
Royal Trumpet pastrami over ryesotto, red kraut, micro mustard greens, stout mustard
Cochinita pibil (Yucatán pit roasted pork) tostada w/ pistachio molé, pickled shallots, cilantro, charred scallion, fresh Oaxacan cheese and sour orange & mezcal caramel
Smoked chicken, crispy brussels sprouts, heirloom tomato, black Italian rice, fried caper and Castelvetrano olives with preserved lemon, black garlic and honey agrodolce
Rabbit Rillettes, Bintje potato, arugula pistou and baby kale
Wood-fired “everything” pizza
Perona Farms smoked salmon, pickled onions and capers
Sweet flatbreads with almond cream, Jersey apple and maple syrup
Brick oven focaccia, preserved tomatoes and ricotta
Assortment of aged cheeses
Andre’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with maple syrup and whipped ricotta
White chocolate mousse, bourbon honey poached pear, almond brittle

Subject to change

Featured Chefs

Kirk Avondoglio, Perona Farms
Michael Carrino, Essex Country Club
Andre de Waal, Andre’s Lakeside Dining
Ben del Coro, Fossil Farms
Jeffery Galan, Fitzgerald’s 1928

Jessica Geanoules, Silver Birch Kitchen
Jake Hunt, Windy Brow Farms
Martin Kester, Sussex County Community College
Salvatore Pisani, Jersey Girl Cheese

Dan Rothman, The Butcher’s Daughter
Ben Walmer, Broadloom and Highlands Dinner Club
Florian Wehrli, Perona Farms

Farm and Local Food Partners

Aero Farms
Carton Brewery
Ironbound Farm
Jersey Girl Cheese
Jimmy’s Gourmet Mushrooms

La Belle Farm
Metropolitan Seafood
Race Farm
River Valley Grains
Roaming Acres

Sussex County Agriculture and Horticulture Student Farm
The Foraged Feast
Vacchiano Farms
Windy Brow Farms

Featured Local Spirits

NJ Winemakers Co-op (Beneduce Vineyards, Hawk Haven, Unionville Vineyards, William Heritage Winery, Working Dog Winery)
Tree City Distilling
Manskirt Brewery
Ironbound Cider

Brad Burke, Longmeadow Farm Farmer of the Year  

Corey Tierney, Warren County Land Preservation Partner of the Year  

Andre deWaal, Andre’s Lakeside Dining Volunteer of the Year