Alessandra Rellini's passion for agriculture is palpable as soon as you set foot on her Panton, Vermont farm. There's no telling whether you'll be greeted by a guest chef stepping out of her 1800's farmhouse kitchen, a shy goose bolting from one barn to another, or a farm cat who refuses to let you enter the house without a proper greeting.
Well, despite the cat's wishes, we recommend that you do enter the house, where Alessandra and Stefano host monthly farm to table meals that will redefine what handmade, quality, and delicious mean to you.
In addition to raising the animals, Alessandra butchers them herself into traditional Italian cuts. Her reputation as a thoughtful butcher and cook is well established among the diners who come to her farm and her customers at the Burlington Farmers' Market. Her devoted followers enjoy artfully prepared meat dishes as well as homemade pasta and ravioli. Foraged mushrooms, edible native plants, and maple syrup from her sugarbush are always integrated into the meals as well.
Alessandra purchased her farm in 2013 after renting on several parcels around Chittenden County. She immediately set to work cleaning the barns and restoring fertility to the pastures where her heritage breed pigs, chickens, and lambs graze. Outdoors, your visit to Agricola Farm will bear evidence of Alessandra's tireless work to bring beauty and resilience back to a historically overworked parcel of land. Indoors, you will enjoy one of best meals you've ever tasted, prepared by Alessandra, Stefano and a guest chef.
Alessandra has been a good neighbor and mentor to Philo Ridge farmers over the past years. Philo Ridge Farm owners and staff been fortunate to enjoy Alessandra's delicious cooking on occasion, and we are eager to share this hidden gem, just a few miles south of Charlotte.
The next farm dinner is a special New Year's Feast, a traditional Italian Cenone! This feast features multiple courses made with products from the farm. Sit for dinner at 7 and enjoy course after course until the new year! They can accommodate large groups, a perfect opportunity to celebrate with family or for a holiday party for you and your co-workers.
December 31st 7pm - 12+ Midnight.
2674 Jersey St. in Panton