The Black Dirt Feast is presented by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce to showcase the high quality produce from local farms and the award-winning chefs who prepare gourmet meals from these foods, while raising funds for the local community. Over the years, the Black Dirt Feast proceeds have been donated to several area food pantries, to the Chamber’s Beautification Fund and to the Chamber’s Black Dirt Scholarship Fund which is awarded annually to a Town of Warwick graduating senior who will be enrolling in college studies for agriculture, hospitality or culinary arts.

Black Dirt Feast Tasting Menu


Dinner served on the Great Lawn of Scheuermann Farm


Cocktail Hour
Wine, beer and soda, lemonade and iced tea
“Black Dirt Manhattan” a Signature Cocktail from Black Dirt Distillery
Passed hors d’oeuvres from Stephen Ernst of Westtown Fare
Fresh local corn salad with pea pesto on endive
House cured salmon with Bracco Farms potato pancake & horseradish crème fresh
Local Mangalista cured pork, fresh local strawberry kabob, balsamic reduction drizzle
NY State Farmers cheese & zucchini turnovers, yellow tomato puree
Note: Vegetarian Options are available for each Course

Course 1
Salad from Heather Kurosz of Pennings Orchard & Farm Market
Roasted Peach Salad, baby lettuce, rice cracker, paneer, chai yogurt
with grilled leek & Lime vinaigrette

Course 2
Soup from Erik Johansen of The Iron Forge Inn
Chilled carrot soup with house made smoked ricotta & basil.

Course 3
Fish from Shawn Hubbell of Amuzae, LLC.
Mixed Grilled Seafood plate with Bouillabaisse Broth and Mixed Vegetables.

Course 4
Poultry from Gunnar Thompson of the Glenmere Mansion
‘The Egg’
Hudson Valley Duck, Blackberry, Pine Island Onion

Course 5
Pork from James Haurey of The Grange
Lowland Farm Slow Roasted Pork Belly
The Kitchen Garden Organic Vegetable Ragout
Tonjes Farm Buttermilk & Organic Herb Vinaigrette

Course 6
Dessert from Jean Claude Sanchez of Jean Claude’s Patisserie
“Pine Apple Island”
Featuring local apples from Pennings Orchards complete with “Black Dirt”.