Taino Smokehouse Whole Hog Pickin’ Extravaganza Fundraiser

Featuring Killam & Bassette Farmstead’s farm fresh products created just for you by Chef Van Hurd of Taino Smokehouse in Middletown!

Join Taino Smokehouse & Killam & Bassette Farmstead for a Fresh from the Farm “Whole Hog Pickin’ Extravaganza” Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, 8/6 at 3:00.  This farm dinner promises to delight the senses in every way as participants enjoy nature’s bounty in the beautiful fields of South Glastonbury, an historic and scenic pastoral landscape on the banks of the Connecticut River.  Locally roasted coffee from SoG Coffee Roasters, Hayrides, live music of John Maze, The Farmer’s Cow drinks, NoRA Cupcakes for dessert (made with Killam & Bassette’s award winning jams), & Wine Tasting all evening provided by South Side Wine & Spirits.

Customers have another reason to feel good about supporting this event – 100% of the proceeds of this Fresh from the Farm Dinner will benefit The Judy Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund, a scholarship with a difference. While most post-high school scholarships focus on high academic achievement and are given only once, The Judy Lynch Memorial Scholarship, named for Judy Preli Lynch, bases its awards on merit of a different sort and seeks to support recipients throughout their entire post-high school college or training program. The scholarship is based on the character of Judy Lynch, a life-long South Glastonbury resident and mother of Christine Bassette of Killam & Bassette Farmstead, LLC, who was known by all as someone who worked tirelessly to care for the people around her.

“Judy had a loving, caring soul, and gave selflessly to her family and friends, hoping only to make a difference for those in need.” explains Chris Bassette, co-owner of Killam & Bassette Farmstead, LLC, regarding her mother. “Not only was she there for family & friends, but she tirelessly offered her services up to her church, local soup kitchens, and food banks whenever possible. “

“As a mother, she taught us always look out for others,” Bassette explains. “She lent an extra helping hand whenever needed. That’s why, to honor my mother’s extraordinary sense of giving, we created The Judy Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund. The goal of this scholarship is to assist 2 Glastonbury students who demonstrates the same type of work ethic and spirit of caring for others that my mother did. The purpose of the scholarship is to help Glastonbury high school graduates complete the training they need in order to make a difference in the world, whether it is through a college degree, a trade school, or other training,” Bassette continues. “Just as Judy Lynch invested her time and energy to uplift the people around her, this scholarship seeks to support those students who have shown that they, too, are willing to work hard and put others before themselves in order to make the world a better place. “

“We’re thrilled to be able to support this scholarship with an event that brings good food and great people, together on the farm for a one-of-a-kind epicurean experience,” Bassette concludes. “We invite everyone who enjoys the highest quality local farm products, prepared at the height of freshness, in new and inventive ways by Chef Van Hurd, to come on down to the farm here in South Glastonbury. The Whole Hog Pickin’ Extravaganza Dinner is the perfect Sunday summer afternoon/evening in Connecticut!”

Tickets are $90/person (tax & gratuity is included) and can be purchased at http://kandbfarmstead.com/event/taino-farm-to-smokehouse-dinner/.  Vegan & Vegetarian dish options available upon request.  Table reservations of 8-12 can be purchased by calling 860-833-0095.

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting New CSA Credit Card Program This Year!

Exciting news!  New this year!  We are offering a new CSA program this year.  It’s a “Credit Card CSA Program”.  You purchase your 1/2 share (for $350) and receive a Killam & Bassette Farmstead Credit Card with $400 on it & you get to spend it on any of our products at our farmstand or farmers markets.  You pick & choose what you’d like (our free range eggs, our fresh picked produce, our USDA, all natural pork & chicken meat – all products are non-GMO).  The card does expire on December 31, 2017 or when you use up all your balance.  The full share costs $600 & you’ll receive a Killam & Bassette Farmstead Credit Card with $675 on it.  You can spend a little when you stop by or purchase a lot!  Your call.  Applications are available at our farmstand (open 9:00-6:00 every day) or on-line at http://kandbfarmstead.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/KB-2017-CSA-Credit-Card-Program-1.pdf.

If you prefer the traditional bag pick up for 20 weeks where we pick out what you receive, we still offer that program.  Applications are available at our farmstand (open 9:00-6:00 every day) or on-line at http://kandbfarmstead.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/KB-2017-Summer-CSA-Package.pdf and it starts the week of June 18, 2017 & runs until the week of November 2, 2017.

Applications now being accepted for our Fall/Winter CSA!

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We are now accepting applications for our Fall/Winter CSA that starts November 6 thru January 12.  We are excited to offer a raw milk & goat cheese option to our already fabulous list of farm fresh products!  Pick up weekly goodie bags filled with our USDA, all natural pork & chicken meats, our fresh picked produce (for as long as the season lasts), our award winning canned goods, & our free range eggs.  We’re happy to be partnering with Buttercup Farms to offer you their delicious raw milk as well as Beltane Farms to offer you their wonderful goat cheeses – chevre, yogurt, & ricotta.  All products are non-GMO & raised with lots of love & care!  Check out our application for more information at http://kandbfarmstead.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/KB-2016-Fall-Winter-CSA-Package-with-Milk-and-Goat-Cheese-Option.pdf or call Chris at 860-833-0095.

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Fresh From the Farm Pig Roast Fundraiser this Saturday, 9/17!

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Join us this Saturday, 9/17, at 5:30 for a fabulous, farm fresh pig roast in the middle of our fields & help raise money for a wonderful, local cause – The Judy Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund (in memory of Chris Bassette’s mom).  The scholarship will benefit 2 High School Seniors totally based on hard work & doing for others.  Your meal will be delicately prepared by Chef Abby Bassette of Killam & Bassette Farmstead.  All ingredients are raised on our farm & will be served with SoG Coffee, The Farmer’s Cow Apple Cider & Iced Tea, Poland Spring Water, and a phenomenal ambiance.  Hayrides, unlimited wine tasting, & endless fun will incorporate your evening.  Tickets are available at http://kandbfarmstead.com/event/killam-bassette-farmstead-pig-roast/.

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Family-Style Farm Dinner with Dish Restaurant

10703895_10204996022487191_2806406589822208368_nlogo-Dish-Bar-&-Grill-1347917840Join Dish Bar & Grill & Killam & Bassette Farmstead on Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 as we prepare a fresh from the farm family style evening for you. Chef William Carbone will send your taste buds soaring with his culinary talents with our farm fresh products. Hayrides, live music of South Glastonbury’s own Jeff Weiselberg & Tim Reed, wine tasting all evening, & much more!!

Poster Aug 2016Tickets are limited and table reservations are available.  Tickets are available at Killam & Bassette Farmstead, Dish Bar & Grill, Gardiner’s Market, or on-line at http://bit.ly/2axyVjL.  Our last farm dinner sold out so get yours before they do!

 

100% of all proceeds benefit the Judy Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund (in memory of Chris Bassette’s mom) & will go IMG_0958to 2 Glastonbury High School Seniors totally based on work ethic & doing for others.  Thank you!

Join us for Sayulita on The Farm Mex-A-Que – July 17!

Farm Dinner July 17 VanOur 1st Farm Dinner is off the hook!! Join us on July 17 at 3:00 for a decadent evening that will tantalize your tastebuds! Chef Van Hurd of Sayulita Restaurant will be creating mouth watering dishes from all our farm fresh products.  We’ll also have the musical talents of Frankie Justine Lamprey & Roughstock, hayride tours of our fields & the beautiful Connecticut River, South Side Wine & Spirit wine tasting all evening.  All this while you relax & take in the breathtaking evening under the stars in the middle of our harvest.

100% of all proceeds will benefit the Judy Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund (in memory of Chris Bassette’s mom:) and will go to 2 deserving Glastonbury High School Seniors totally based on community service & work ethic.

Table reservations are available.  Seating is limited.  For tickets & more information, click here!

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Free Fresh From the Farm Tasting April 10th!

Join us again as we hold our 1st of the season free event – “Fresh From the Farm Tasting” on April 10th from 1:00-4:00.  Our menu for our 1st “Fresh From the Farm Tasting” is off the hook! Check it out:

– Killam & Bassette Farmstead Free Range Egg Omelets
– Killam & Bassette Farmstead Sausage with Killam & Bassette Apple Maple Jam
– Killam & Bassette Jam Tasting Bar
– SoG Coffee Roaster Coffee
– South Side Wine & Spirit Wine Tasting

We’ll also have the musical talent of Shawn Taylor as well as hay rides, farm animals, farm animal & produce characters walking around, kids activities, & face painting.  For more information, go to http://on.fb.me/1XowbF3.  Come and taste what we have to offer, enjoy, & relax on our farm.

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Vote for us on Hartford Magazine’s Best of 2016!

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Hartford Magazine is doing their “Best of Hartford Magazine 2016” survey and we’d like to ask you all to vote for us.  Please be sure to type in “Killam & Bassette Farmstead, South Glastonbury”. You can vote for us under “Food & Drink”, under “Farms” as well as “Farm Dinners”.  If you’ve every frequented our farmstand, purchased from us at a farmers’ market or events, or attended our breathtaking farm dinners or tastings, please go on & vote!  We greatly appreciate it!  You can go on & vote just for us or fill out all the categories & vote LOCAL!!!  Click here to vote!

2016 CSA Applications now available!

CSA OldOur 2016 CSA Applications are now available!  We are offering 3 separate CSA programs this year:

  • 2016 Winter CSA (includes our USDA all natural pork & chicken, our free range eggs, & our “CT’s Best” canned goods)
  • 2016 Summer CSA (includes over 85 acres of our fresh picked produce, our free range eggs, our “CT’s Best” canned goods, & an option for our USDA all natural pork & chicken)
  • 2016 Fall/Winter CSA (includes our fresh picked fall produce, our USDA all natural pork & chicken, our free range eggs, & our “CT’s Best” canned goods)

Grilled_Pork_Chops All our products are raised/grown right on our farm and are all non-GMO!  We take great pride in all that we do and deliver the freshest products to you, our customers!  For more information, click here!

 

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