Farm Pollinator Dinner & Soirée | A Sugar & Olives Dinner Party For CT NOFA

06/02/2018 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET


Organic Farm Pollinator Dinner & Soirée

Saturday June 2, 2018 | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
A Dinner Party by CT NOFA and hosted by Sugar & Olives
21 Lois Street, Norwalk, CT


Join CT NOFA on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Norwalk to celebrate bees, butterflies, and local organic farmers who provide pollinator habitat on their farms. Special Guest speakers include farmers Bill Duesing (CT NOFA founder) and Dina Brewster (The Hickories)! ... Plus other guests for a tell-all all about Connecticut's new anti-pesticide laws and CT NOFA's new three-year project enhance pollinator habitat and soil health on Connecticut Farms.

Our fine meal by Executive Chef and Sugar & Olives Owner Jennifer Balin will feature a wonderful selection of local, organically-grown produce harvested to achieve maximum nutritional value. Menu below can accommodate all dietary needs. Just let us know.

Dinner to be followed by dancing into the evening. We hope you'll join us Saturday, June 2! $150 per person. Questions? Call 203-308-2584. Email:

All Funds Raised Will Support CT NOFA's Farm Pollinator & Soil Health Initiative for 2018-2020. Come learn about it on June 2nd!

The Menu

Passed In The Beginning

  • Whipped ricotta on chocolate bread with honey and radish
  • Beef cheek tostadas with sriracha slaw and Noe's special sauce
  • Radishes with bacon butter and bee pollen
  • Rosemary flatbread with smoked bluefish pate


Followed by your Choice of Entree

  • Lamb, Fish, Vegetable


Dishes Served Family-Style

  • Purple cauliflower fritters with green goddess dressing (watercress from steizel family farm, tarragon and chives from gilberties)
  • Kale ribbons with honey, sriracha and mint
  • Hickory smoked beets, pimento goat cheese, toasted pistachios, rhubarb ginger vinaigrette


And For Dessert

  • Rhubarb slab pie with honey mascarpone ice cream
  • Vegan matcha green ice cream cones


The Farms
Ingredients for the Farm Pollinator Dinner will come from these and possibly a few other fine local farms. Come enjoy their fresh offerings on June 2 at Sugar & Olives in Norwalk!

  • The Hickories
  • Gilbertie's Herb Gardens
  • Fort Hill Farm
  • Sport Hill Farm
  • Stone Gardens
  • Millstone Farm
  • Sepe Farm



Music and sound support kindly donated by radio personality
John Voket and
99Dollar DJ & Entertainment Services. Thank you, John!