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413-230-9423 ~ Western MA

New Vegan Dishes for 2015

As we are preparing for our new season to begin we look to the world of vegetables to find inspiration for new flavors and dishes. This week we are thinking about anything and everything vegan. We take pride in being able to create delicious savory vegan treats that even the biggest meat lovers will enjoy.  These are two of our new favorites – Cauliflower & Spice with Roasted Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, and our tender Zucchini and Quinoa Medley.   We created these while sharing a lovely plant-based meal with our friends; we talked about sustainability and the joy of breaking bread with family and friends.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out about our other tasty creations old and new. :-) 

Local Cheese, Local Berries and Fresh Herbs.... Oh my!

At Heirloom Catering we are all about fresh, local and organic food. If you are getting married, having a reunion, retreat, or life celebration we have the custom menu and services to meet all of your tastes and needs.  We are here to help you plan the perfect menu and to take care of all the aspects you don't have time for.  Give us a call or send over an e-mail for prices and to brainstorm about what Heirloom can provide for your special meal.  

Have a yummy day!!

Spring, Summer and Fall... Catering in the Valley

Seasonal Spring Rolls ~ Local Cabbage, Apple, and Pork

Spring, Summer and Fall all you have to do is call.... We'll be here, to fulfill all your catering needs! Farm to table is about using what you have available from the local farmers and artisans in your community. We incorporate other products as well to insure variety, but we still make sure that at least 90% of our produce, dairy and meats are local and/or organic as well as being sustainably raised and cultivated.  If you're having a wedding, a celebration of life, a work function or a retreat we are here to help you create the perfect menu for your event.

Weddings !!!

New England Crab Cakes
(with a flare)

It's that time of year again...The holidays are just around the corner, family and friends are gathering...And weddings are being planned!  Please check out our website for menu ideas and additional photographs of our food. We have packages for you to look at as well as a la carte pricing for customized menus...Just send a quote request today. We primarily offer farm to table menus, which allows us to make a variety of abundant vegetarian and vegan menus as well as offer grass-fed beef and sustainably produced chicken and dairy. Yes, we have a concentration in local and organic but that doesn't mean you can't ask for our delicious portobello mushrooms (shown below) or our irresistible crab cakes for example.  If you have a budget in mind or want to go all out no matter the cost, don't be afraid to tell us (it helps in the planning)... We will be honest about the best plan of action to bring your vision to life!

Balsamic Glazed Portobello Mushrooms
(this dish is vegan, but would leave any mushroom loving meat eater very satisfied) 

What dip would you want in the middle?
(Caramelized Onion Hummus, Olive Tapenade, Creamy Pesto, Vegan White Bean Aioli )
Local Cheese, Glazed Organic Nuts, Local Cured Meats, and Heirloom Tomatoes
(waiting to round out our stationary feast appetizer table)

Wedding at Hyland Orchard and Brewery in Sturbridge, MA

Thankful the rain held out for this open sided pavilion wedding...We set the tent for a 4 p.m. start. Guests arrived by car and shuttle... And quickly moved into enjoying yard games, appetizers, and local hand crafted beer. The meal was vegetarian and highly concentrated in farm to table ingredients.  

Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Artisan Cheese from Vermont and Massachusetts,  Plump Berries, Purple "green" Beans, Carrots and Cucumbers all from Connecticut River Valley farms, and local specialty products such as Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Heirloom Apple Chutney (by Bug Hill Farm) graced the appetizer picnic table.  The wedding dinner was served buffet style and also focused on local farm fresh vegetables. Heirloom Tomato and Caramelized Corn Salad, Leek and Herb Rice, Pesto Pasta and Vegetables, Tofu with Peanut Sauce, and a simple Green Salad with Woodstar Bread.   

We served Pierce Brother's Coffee and Mapleline Cream to accompany the homemade desserts by the bride and cupcakes from Cafe Indigo.  The band played rocking music and the bar kept the beer flowing until 10.  We cleaned up quickly as the stars came out and the night's chill rode in. Wonderful people, food and drinks! 


Un-used CSA veggies...What to do?

Do you sometimes throw away some of your weekly CSA share? I know we have and it doesn't feel good... Well, there are some alternatives out there... Click the link for some starter tips on how to use your CSA veggies...  We are are currently crafting a book dedicated to solving this problem. Let us know if you would like to be placed on our pre-order e-mail list.

Have a wonderful and yummy day!

Farm to Fork

We are solid in our commitment to sourcing locally and sustainably produced ingredients. We are available for back yard parties, weddings, celebrations, corporate events, and more! If you are looking for high quality farm fresh food look no further. We are flexible about everything else! So if you need a drop-off, staffed event, or cooks-only we can accommodate your needs.  We have menus ranging from vegan and vegetarian to grass-fed beef and grilled local sausage.  We have sample menus on our website. Give us a call or drop us a line to discover options for your next event. Have a tasty day! :)