Field to Fork Dinners

Our special dining series has come to its conclusion. Thank you to all of our Chefs for working with us, during these challenging times, to put together the 2020 Field to Fork dinners. It was certainly challenging at times, and we hit a few bumps in the road, but for the dinners that got off the ground, they were a resounding success. A special thank you to everyone who supported the dinners this season and to our staff, who navigated uncharted territory this year. Thanks to Sam Anderson and Swigg Wine for providing great natural wine selections to match the diner menus. We look forward to working with all of our esteemed artisans again next year. We did it!

Looking forward to seeing you at the farm in 2021.






Feel free to reach out to us with any questions at torig.siw@gmail.com

Hill Girt Farm Barn Dinner FAQs 
How do I get to the Farm? 
The Farm is on Creek Road/Route 100 in Chadds Ford, just north of the Delaware-Pennsylvania state line.  If you’re traveling north on Creek Road, prior to reaching 4317 Creek Road, turn left onto Cossart Road and then make your first right into the farm’s driveway.  If you’re traveling south on Creek Road, immediately after passing 4317 Creek Road, turn right onto Cossart Road and make the first right into the farm’s driveway.  Signs will direct you to the grassy area near the barn.

What is the history of the property? 
Sections of the massive barn date back to the 1660’s.  Parts of the main house date back to 1816.  Over time it’s gone by many names, including Pyle Farm and Hill Girt Farm. There are currently multiple conservation easements on the 700 acre farm dating back to the first one placed on the flood plain in 1969, permanently preserving its natural beauty and contributing to local sustainable agriculture. HG grows approximately 50 acres of vegetables of more than 50 different types and hundreds of varieties. SIW Vegetables was founded in 1986.
Fun Fact: Director M. Night Shyamalan filmed his 2004 movie “The Village” on the farm.

Who owns the Farm?
The farm has been owned by the Haskell family since 1910 when it was purchased by Harry G. Haskell, the du Pont executive for whom the company’s Stine-Haskell Research Center in Newark was named. Harry’s son, Hal Haskell, a former Delaware congressman (1957-1959) and mayor of Wilmington (1969-1973), who still lives on the property, placed the farm on a conservation easement with the Brandywine Conservancy in 1969.  The current owner, H.G. Haskell III, Harry Haskell’s grandson, continues his families legacy by operating SIW Vegetables, which supplies more than thirty types of fruits and vegetables to area residents, restaurants and visitors to the Brandywine Valley.  For more information and details about the farms produce market and events, we encourage you to visit our social media pages: 
Facebook @siwveggies / Instagram @siwveggies / Twitter @siwvegetables 
  
Are there animals on the farm? 
Although the farm is primarily focused on growing produce, it hosts a number of horses, including some that came to the farm through a rescue program.  The stables are behind the barn.

What happens if the weather is bad?
The interior of the barn is a great party space rain or shine.  Keep in mind, if raining, the grounds from the car to the barn will be muddy.  Bring an umbrella if raining to get from parking area to the barn.
 
What’s the dress code?
The dress code is casual. Please feel free to wear jeans. Casual footwear is strongly encouraged-boots, flats, shoes that allow you to comfortably navigate the historic barn and the surrounding farm.

Is the site accessible for those with mobility issues? 
Guests can access the barn and surrounding paths without navigating steps.  There is an incline to get into the barn.  The restrooms, which are house in a trailer, near the barn require walking up two steps.  If you have mobility concerns, please contact torig.siw@gmail.com for more information.  

When should I arrive? 
We’ll be gathering at 6 pm.  We’ll have seating for dinner to begin at 6:30 pm.
  
Is this a sit-down meal? 
Yes.  We will have a delicious dinner with vegetables from the farm served family style.  The menu will showcase locally sourced ingredients and will include vegetarian and gluten-free options.  If you or your guest has allergies that you would like the Chef to be aware of, please email torig.siw@gmail.com.  
Will there be alcohol served? 
Field to Fork dinners are BYOB, so please feel free to bring a special bottle of wine to enjoy!



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