Black Dirt Feast

Black Dirt Feast
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Black Dirt Feast at Scheuermann Farms

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Proceeds benefit local food pantries and the Black Dirt Scholarship Fund.

Ticket reservations can be made in person at the chamber’s regular monthly meeting, by email to, or by calling Janet and Jerry Zimmerman at 845.258.7008 on June 1st . Please scroll  for more details concerning tickets.

Black Dirt Feast: Each year the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates the collaboration of local farmers and restaurateurs with its popular Black Dirt Feast. Held in the picturesque fields overlooking the stunning Pine Island landscape as the sun sets over the mountains, this farm to table al fresco affair highlights the true bounty and beauty of the region. Guests enjoy an exquisitely prepared meal that incorporates local produce and foods served on fine china amid relaxing music from area musicians. In the past, the proceeds from this annual fundraiser went to local area initiatives, such as the Chamber’s Beautification Program and Black Dirt Scholarship as well as to benefit community food pantries.

Black Dirt Feast. August 7, 2018

August 7 will mark the Tenth Annual Black Dirt Feast. This Farm-to-Table celebration pairs a sumptuous al fresco meal with fine wines on the great lawn of Scheuermann Farms & Greenhouses. Guests sit at tablescapes of beautiful linens, china and crystal as they relax at sunset and listen to live music in the breathtaking Black Dirt region.

This year’s fare consists of a six-course tasting menu from local chefs with salads by Heather Kurosz of Pennings’ Farm Market, a summery soup from Eddie Cullari of Eddie’s Roadhouse, fish from Erik Johansen of Iron Forge Inn, poultry by James Haurey of The Grange, meat from Steven Ernst of Westtown Fare with desserts from Jean Claude’s Patisserie and Bakery. Shawn Hubbell of Amuzae will provide passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour, along with a raw bar sponsored by Hudson Valley Seafood, and The Conscious Fork will provide vegetarian alternative courses.

Dana Distributors is sponsoring beer for the sixth year, again featuring Scottish Ale and Pine Island IPA from Mike Kraai of the Pine Island Brewery. And Black Dirt Distillery will once again feature our signature cocktail, the Black Dirt Manhattan, along with perhaps another “surprise 10th Anniversary” concoction. Peck’s Wine and Spirits and Pine Island Wine and Liquors provide a selection of wines for the Feast.

The Hudson Valley String Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians who reside in the area, will provide dinner entertainment. Local jazz artist Gabe Valle, of Monroe will entertain during the cocktail hour. Custom vases by Sharon Galbraith of East Ridge Pottery will feature floral arrangements by Sally Scheuermann cut from the Farm.

The Black Dirt Feast is sponsored by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, and benefits the local community through its scholarship program for college bound students and donations to area food pantries. The Black Dirt Feast showcases products from local farms and the award-winning chefs who utilize them.


Tickets go on sale to the general public June 1st. Chamber members in good standing and sponsors can reserve tickets early, starting Tuesday, May 15th.

Tickets are $125 each for non members of the Chamber. Members can purchase tickets for themselves and guests at $100 each between May 15 and June 1.

Ticket reservations can be made in person at the chamber’s regular monthly meeting, by email to, or by calling Janet and Jerry Zimmerman at 845.258.7008 starting May 15th for members, or June 1st for the general public.

Orders for tickets can be left on the Zimmerman’s telephone answering machine, 845.258.7008.

Please be sure to:
Say and spell your name slowly and clearly.
State the number of tickets you would like.
Give the eMail address and telephone number you would like us to use to contact you.
Tell us the address to mail your tickets.
Let us know if you, or anyone in your party, wants the standard tasting menu, or prefers the vegetarian alternative.

Please mail a check to cover the cost of your ticket reservations A.S.A.P. as we get many more requests for tickets than there are tickets available; so, we cannot hold unpaid ticket reservations.

Mail your check to: Pine Island Chamber of Commerce,
PO Box 354, Pine Island, NY 10969.
Kindly write “BDF” in the check’s memo field.

Please note you can receive up to four tickets, an ad in the Feast Program and a prominent flyer at the Feast if you become a Feast sponsor.

Interested? Contact John Redman by email:
Thank you for your interest in Pine Island Chamber of Commerce events.

The Black Dirt Feast is an annual fundraising event sponsored by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, email the Chamber.