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A Wintry Warm Farm-to-Table Supper with Chef Josh Fidler

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Lisa Cadigan

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According to the groundhog, spring is not so far away. On Sunday, February 28, Chef Josh Fidler of Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen and Grocery also invites us to brave our shadows and come out for an evening of upscale rustic cuisine. The event will include a four-course meal of wintry comfort foods, beginning with an amuse-bouche (appetizer), followed by a warm Brussels sprout salad, Josh’s signature “Pork & Grits,” which uses pork from local Rettland Farm, and crème brûlée for dessert. This cozy supper will also feature local cheeses, dairy and eggs, and a few surprises.

“I love doing these dinners,” says Josh. “Interacting in an intimate dinner situation is amazing, and I love raising awareness of the great variety of local products that are available in our area.” Josh is excited to offer this particular dinner to support the Adams County Arts Council. “The arts have always been a huge part of my life, and I think it’s of the utmost importance to promote creativity.” Josh’s creativity is certainly apparent in the beautiful presentation of his dishes, as well as with the combination of ingredients he uses to produce such delicious meals.

Why local farms?

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Pork pastrami from Rettland Farm

Josh feels it’s important to build long-standing and trusting relationships with one’s purveyors. He has been working with Beau Ramsburg at Rettland Farm (located right here in  Gettysburg) for the past four years. They share a strong working and personal relationship based on a mutual admiration of and commitment to responsible husbandry. All of Rettland Farm’s animals are pastured and free-range, and the farm does not use antibiotics. Ramsburg rotates his grazing plots so the land and vegetation can sustain itself, and he supplements the feed with non-GMO soybeans. “Beau does things the right way even though it’s not the easy way,” says Josh. All of Josh’s pork and chicken dinners served at Fidler & Co. feature meats from Rettland Farm. You learn more about Fidler & Co., including additional information about the local purveyors of their ingredients here.

Pomona's Trio Bret Crawford, saxophone; Lisa Cadigan, vocals; Marc Jalbert, guitar

Pomona’s Trio
Bret Crawford, saxophone; Lisa Cadigan, vocals; Marc Jalbert, guitar

For an additional dose of cozy atmosphere, this evening will also feature live music by local jazz group, Pomona’s Trio. Marc Jalbert (guitar), Bret Crawford (saxophone), and Lisa Cadigan (vocals) have been playing a combination of original tunes, jazz standards, and creative arrangements of popular music on Thursday nights at Fidler & Co. (formerly Pomona’s Bakery Café) since 2011. All three musicians cherish the time they spend together making music, so they jumped at the opportunity to support the ACAC with an evening of jazz alongside their friend and regular Thursday-night host, Josh Fidler. The group is very excited to have recently produced their first CD, which will be on sale at the event. You can also purchase it at Fidler & Co., the Gettysburg Baking Co. downtown, or online.

For more information or to make your reservation over the phone,
call (717) 334-5006.

You can also register online:  Mark your calendars and make your reservation for this event today!

Sunday, February 28 from 6 – 8 pm

Adams County Arts Council

125 S. Washington Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

$80 members/$90 non-members

From Summer to Fall …

Posted on: September 1st, 2015 by Lisa Cadigan

There’s been a crispness to the mornings recently, signaling the transition from summer to fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. I often bound forward into the autumn without looking back. However, this year seems a bit harder — How do you leave behind such a wonderful summer? ACAC Education Coordinator Wendy Heiges orchestrated a phenomenal summer of creative camps for our community. With all of the offerings, ACAC received glowing evaluations and cheers for wonderful teachers and projects. We’re so grateful for the treasures created and shared with the ACAC by our community of teachers and students. ACAC hosted 35 camps this summer for students ranging in ages from 3 to 15. Offerings included work with clay, paint, textiles, performing arts and culinary arts.

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The pace in the halls of the Education Center will change with the seasons, of course. The mornings might be a bit quieter with children in school rather than cooking in our kitchen and dancing in the studio, but there’s plenty in store at ACAC for the fall, too. If your kids are back at school and you have some free time during the day, or if you need a break in the evening, you may want to check out a painting class. Can’t commit to a class over several weeks? Drop in for yoga on a Friday morning, join us for a paint and wine night, or register for the upcoming culinary event featuring Food 101’s Chef, Jennifer Williams, the local produce of 5 Points Market, RelishThis, Wine pairings by Caryl Schmitz and dessert by Beeman’s Bakery. This farm-to-table class and celebration, scheduled for October 8 from 6-8 p.m., is sure to be a deliciously fun evening, and it’s just one of many special events ACAC has planned for the fall.  Call 334-5006 or keep checking the web site for more information.

And of course, the halls will be bustling after 3 pm with plenty of after-school opportunities for our younger students. There’s never a shortage of creative activities to engage the kids after school. Click here for a list of after-school offerings.

As we transition from summer to fall, we thank you for your support and participation in the community treasure that is the Adams County Arts Council.

Onward!

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