The second Northeast Kingdom Localvores potluck was held on Valentine’s Day at the West Danville home of Janet, Woody, and Mildred. We had several new participants from St. Johnsbury. I thought that having a balanced meal would be difficult as we are almost out of our local veggies and, and locally grown produce is hard to come by these days (although the co-op now has local black beans! Yay!). Thankfully, I was proven wrong, because others are much better planners than I am! We feasted on a delicious vegetarian dish made with homegrown beans, pumpkin, sun-dried tomatoes, and other veggies; a roast chicken with stuffing and roasted homegrown carrots and parsnips; meatloaf made with Lyndonville beef and pork; and carrot-ginger soup made with homegrown carrots. For dessert there was bread pudding and, since it was Valentine’s Day, local chocolates! Woody gave us a tour of his very impressive root cellar, which still held a respectable amount of root vegetables.
Our next potluck will probably be after mud season. If you would like to participate, email or leave a comment. New localvores are always welcome!