Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Pavilion in the Woods at Longhaul Farm

On a recent trip to New Hampshire I stumbled upon a wonderful organic farm named Longhaul Farm. This farm was complete with a New England specialty shop offering a wide variety of products from local farmers and artisans. In addition to being an organic farm, it offers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). As I was poking around, the farmer approached me to introduce himself. We had a wonderful conversation and I learned all about the Farm and discovered a hidden treasure, its Pavilion in the Woods!

The Pavilion in the Woods offers a unique dining experience to the public. Whether its a Farm Dinner complete with local farm to table foods, a BBQ or brunch the experience is amazing. Set in the woods the pavilion is spacious and offers a rustic building for inside dining as well. When we arrived we were excited to hear a local band playing, a camp fire blazing and a very festive atmosphere.

We settled in and chose to try the local ribs and shrimp. The food was fresh and delicious. Sides were amazing, the salad had nasturtium from the garden offering a peppery flavor. The kids loved roasting S'mores after dinner. The dinner was BYOB but they offered locally brewed sodas, I tried the Blueberry and it was delicious.

As we gathered around the camp fire we got to meet people local to the area which was a real treat. Feeling close to nature and full of the local flavors of New Hampshire we left the dinner as happy campers.

Longhaul Farm will be offering public events in the winter. "Snowshoe, Walk, Hike...and Real Food Lunches" will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from January 1 to March 16.  "Full Moon Dinners and Moonlight Hikes" will be held monthly.

If traveling to the Squam Lakes region of New Hampshire, The Pavilion in the Woods at Longhaul Farm is a unique dining experience not be missed.

Longhaul Farm at Squam Lake