It pretty much pains me to write this post today, because as of last weekend, The Well at Jordan’s Farm has closed for the season… so after you see these fantastic photos and hear about the delicious meal we were lucky enough to enjoy last week, you’ll have to wait all the way until next summer to enjoy the same for yourself. Let me make one thing clear though, it’s worth the wait.
A dinner doesn’t get much more farm-to-table than when you’re enjoying it at a picnic table on the farm where much of it was grown (and a community from which the rest is sourced), but don’t let it’s understated exterior and outdoor seating mislead you, the food prepared within the screened-in kitchen rivals that of any of the meals we’ve had in town. The menu is brief, but easily holds its own. There is always a chicken, seafood, and vegetarian option – based on the freshest seasonal ingredients available – and the handful of other choices follow suit. Meredith and I both started with the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, with toasted almonds, and chive oil (the small mason jars it came in were a fun nod to the rural setting). Meredith followed with the vegetarian dinner of pumpkin agnolotti, wilted spinach, and sage cream, and I settled on the lamb dish, with potato gratin and cider braised red cabbage (which I’m pretty sure I saw growing just outside the door). Our meals were delicious, and we were both filled with immense regret that we’d only have the opportunity to eat there just once this season. No worries though, you can guarantee that we’ll be there shortly after they reopen next June!
What better way to make an excellent autumn evening and delicious meal even better than by including Orvis! It was hard to say no to the opportunity to have him join us at the table, and although it was difficult for me to spare a bite, Orvis might have used those irresistible begging eyes to win a taste of my lamb – he definitely approved.
You should go ahead and bookmark this page, or make a note to eat at The Well in June of 2013 – you truly won’t regret the wait.