Contact us for local, seasonal, and farm to table catering

413-230-9423 ~ Western MA

Wedding Season 2017

It has been a wonderful wedding season, with top notch couples. Our last wedding of the year is at Woolman Hill, Deerfield Ma. this Saturday.  

The menu is classic Autumn in New England:

Cole Slaw, Kale Salad, Macaroni and Local Cheese with Broccoli and Red Peppers, Sweet Potato Corn Bread, locally raised Chickens and a Pig roasted in a ground pit served with Apple and Onion Compote and Creamy Country Mustard Sauce.  

All the produce was grown at Riverland Farm, in Sunderland Ma. where the bride is a farmer. 

The smells of the season waft around as we begin to prepare the roasted sweet potatoes for the corn bread, the bounty of apples pair nicely for an added sweetness to the delicious smell in the air.  Excited for the nice, dry and mild weather - perfect for the bonfire later in the evening after music and dancing.

2 Steps to insure an enjoyable trip to your wedding day

It takes a lot of precious energy planning one’s wedding. Of course it does, it’s once in a life time...And it should be enjoyed.  We understand that there is a certain magical balance that allows the wedding planning process to fully be breathed in. What 2 steps need to be taken to insure an easy flow into the wedding day?

First, finding the right people to work with. The kind of vendors that share your vision and values. It always makes the process calmer and more complete when there is open and honest communication, something that is easily achieved when there is like-mindedness in the mix. 

Secondly, making sure to have people around that can "carry the ball" for you on your big day.  That might mean a caterer that offers full service or an amazing plan of action and super great friends that want to pitch in. But, one thing is for sure… You need to be able to know your work is done and there is room for you to relax and feel all the beautiful moments of this most extraordinary and memorable day! 

As you find these people you will begin to find comfort that you are in this crazy amazing creative process together... Full of smiles and laughter.

Happy planning!

Simple and delicious - Local cheese and honey

Local New England Cheese with Honey Comb 

Keeping it simple is often the best option when artisan products are in hand. We love the comforting flavor combination offered with grassy raw milk cheese and local wild flower honey. Garnished with fragrant thyme and musky sage.

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)