Sagra del Riso at Blue Moon Acres

Pennington, NJ / Sept. 14, 2014  Everyone in the Max Hansen Caterer kitchen was excited when we got several  boxes of freshly harvested ingredients from our friends at Blue Moon Acres  in preparation for tonight’s Sagra del Riso. A “sagra” is a traditional Italian festival celebrating the harvest. In this case the harvest included several types of rice grown here at Blue Moon Acres in Pennington, NJ. It was inspiring working with extraordinary ingredients like Blue Moon carnaroli rice, heirloom tomatoes, ripe local peppers, and more. This festival was organized to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.We thank all the friends, neighbors, and fantastic volunteers who helped make this one of the great occasions of the summer.

Jim Lyons of Blue Moon Acres

Jim Lyons of Blue Moon Acres enjoys a late summer afternoon with friends and family.

Chef Max Hansen

Chef Max Hansen

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DSC07411 Slow Smoked Pork Belly Rillettes with Onion Crostini, Blue Moon Acres Sweet Corn Relish and Blue Moon Acres Organic Sage and Micro Mustard Greens

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Classic Arancini made with Organic Blue Moon Acres Carnaroli Rice, Porcini Mushrooms, Cherry Grove Farm Havilah Cheese, Blue Moon Acres Micro Celery

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Classic Bruschetta with Blue Moon Acres Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fulper Farms Fresh Mozzarella, and Blue Moon Acres Micro Basil.

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Max Hansen Smoked Salmon Tartare, Lemon Caper Vinaigrette, Fresh Dill, Blue Moon Acres Micro Onion Greens.

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Special thanks to Walt, Mia, and Jay from Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T.A.S.K.) for representing one of the region”s greatest community resources.

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Organic Carnaroli Risotto, Shibumi Farm Mushroom Ragout, Cherry Grove Farm Havilah Cheese, White Truffle Whipped Cream, Frizzled Blue Moon Acres Leeks, Blue Moon Acres Micro Beets

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