Some of the local foods featured included an assortment of Moose Manor's own Roasted Muscovy Duck (this 8.5 lb bird was polished off in about 8.5 seconds!), Hickory Smoked Cornish Chicken, and a simple plate of plain but pleasant hard boiled duck eggs.
The goat mistress there, Katie Byler, makes wonderful cheeses: Regular, Garlic, Hot Pepper, and Colby were the selections of the day.
My guests also brought a scrumptious array of homecooked victuals. There was just a smorgasbord of casseroles, cookies, cakes, and coffee! Oh My!
That last ambrosial brew was provided by my friend Elaine who is the proprietor-ess of Wooded Bliss hand roasted coffee. "Cup of Bliss" is organic, shade grown, and fair trade... and very, very tasty.
Accompanying the yummy coffee was whole cows milk from my small and local Amish bovine grower at the Swaruy Family Farm in Mechanicsville, MD.
If you're interested in trying out their milk or hand churned butter (and/or Locust Groves) you can place an order with my friend Zoa at La Plata Area Foods. She'll deliver it right to your door along with your choice of a bountiful selection of local fruits and vegetables from our hard working Southern Maryland farmers!
And many others gathered just outside where I set up my "mobile fire" near the beer :)
Local brew: Yuengling, America's Oldest Brewery