Pop-up dinner series in historic Unity grammar school
Unity. Maine Farmland Trust will kick off a new pop-up dinner series in Unity at the end of this month. The series, called Schoolhouse Suppers, will bring a rotating cast of chefs and flavors to the Unity Food Hub, a recently renovated 1898 grammar school in downtown Unity. The first dinner at the Hub will be held on Wednesday, June 29 and will feature local chef Frank Giglio of Three Lily Farm in Thorndike.
In addition to being a chef and caterer, Giglio is an advocate for local and sustainable foods, and teaches cooking classes throughout the state of Maine and beyond. He recently became the kitchen manager at MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association) and is a local chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. Giglio’s adventurous culinary offerings have been showcased far and wide through the online health food community, and Frank was the featured chef for NY Times Best-Selling “Clean Eats” cookbook by Dr. Alejandro Junger.
In addition to a beautiful community event space, the former schoolhouse is also home to Unity Food Hub LLC, a start-up that aggregates, stores, and distributes products from dozens of local farms through farm shares and to wholesale markets. UFH was created by Maine Farmland Trust to help smaller farms and producers access new markets. The ingredients for the Schoolhouse Suppers will be sourced from Maine farms through UFH.
The Schoolhouse Supper series aim create a fun, casual, and unique dining experience for Waldo County area residents. The menu for the supper on the 29th will be posted a week before the event, and is sure to showcase Maine’s early summer bounty from local farms.
The Schoolhouse Supper with Frank Giglio will be on Wednesday June 29 at 7PM. Tickets are $40, and include a hearty 3 course meal (appetizer, choice of 2 entrees, dessert). Suppers are BYOB. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit MaineFarmlandTrust.org, or contact Meg at 207-338-6575 or email@example.com.