News Release — The Naked Table
July 30, 2015
Karen J Irvine
What: 7th Annual Naked Table Locavore Luncheon On Covered Bridge to Benefit Sustainable Woodstock
When: Sunday, August 16, 12:30 $65 per person
Where: Luncheon-Middle Bridge, covered bridge, Mountain Avenue, Woodstock, Vermont,
Woodstock, Vermont – The 7th annual Naked Table Locavore Lunch will be held on Sunday, August 16 at 12:30 p.m. on the Middle Covered Bridge located next to the Town Green, Woodstock, Vermont. Tickets are $65 per person with proceeds benefiting Sustainable Woodstock, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental and conservation education and projects.
The ‘naked’ tables are actually solid maple dining tables, which participants constructed the day before at a hands-on workshop led by local master craftsman Charles Shackleton of ShackletonThomas. Wood used for the tables was harvested from the nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. The workshop day also included a tour given by Park foresters who explain the harvesting procedure and the importance of forestry management.
On Sunday the newly made tables are brought to the covered bridge in the center of historic Woodstock and lined up, end-to-end, in preparation for the Sunday feast where table makers and members of the community come together. The luncheon, prepared by Woodstock Farmers’ Market, is made entirely from locally sourced foods. This year’s Keynote speaker is Professor Lee Rybeck Lynd. Professor Lynd is a visionary and leader in the field of Biofuels and sustainability.
The meal will be served by volunteers from Sustainable Woodstock. Tickets can be purchased by visiting their website www.sustainablewoodstock.org or by calling (802) 457-2911.
2015 NAKED TABLE LUNCH MENU
VTDigger is underwritten by:
Pepper-Encrusted Boyden Farm Beef Tenderloin
Cantaloupe, Watermelon Radish, Aïoli, Crostini, Vermont Shepherd Verano Cheese
Misty Knoll Stuffed Chicken Breast
Spinach, Herbed Chèvre, Mesclun, Confit Vegetables, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Peach and Raspberry Mousse
Pâté Sucrée, Chantilly Cream, Red and Black Currants
Local Vermont farms who supplied food for this year’s lunch include Boyden Farm in Cambridge; Hurricane Flats in South Royalton; Crossroad Farms in Post Mills; Vermont Shepherd in Westminster; Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex; Misty Knoll Farm in New Haven; Caledonia Spirits in Hardwick; Vermont Creamery in Websterville; Ken Woodhead in Woodstock; Wellwood Orchards in Springfield; Newhall Farm in Reading; Champlain Orchards in Shoreham; Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center; and King Arthur Flour in Norwich.