2019 Dirty Dinners Dates

May 18 (Farm & Forage)
June 15
July 13
August 10

Dirty Dinner

Experience the spring & summertime glory of our 200-acre farm, featuring a meal comprised of local ingredients, local wines, and live music from local artists. Our beautiful farm in Dickerson, MD is the hub for Calleva’s Growing Green camp, Horse Adventures, Ag Education, and other group programs for kids of all ages. Dirty Dinners give adults an opportunity to experience the bounty of the season, the relaxed joys of farm life, and the simple beauty of the great outdoors in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.

Dinner ingredients are mostly grown at Calleva Farm, plus additional products from other area producers & wines from local vineyards.

Calleva’s 2018 Dirty Dinner Partners:
A typical Dirty Dinner schedule:

6-7 pm Social Hour, Hay Rides & Garden Tours; 7:00-9:30 pm Dinner, Music & Dancing

Sample Menus

From June 2018:

Appetizers

Mini biscuits with honey & chili butter
Onion rings with candied bacon

Mocktails

Calleva berry kombucha
Berry Italian soda

Dinner

Crab tater tots with chives
Smoked trout, pickled red onions & horseradish cream
Mixed green salad with honey vinaigrette
Roast pork cutlets with sweet potato & black bean hash
Pan-seared Chesapeake rockfish carrot puree and goat cheese polenta
Strawberry-rhubarb crisp with homemade vanilla ice crea

Wine selections from Black Ankle Vineyards in Mt Airy, MD

Viognier 2017
Rolling Hills 2015

 

From August 2018:

Appetizers

Smoked chipotle corn dip w/grilled country bread
Tempura peppers w/ginger dipping sauce

Mocktails

Spicy apple kombucha
Italian soda

Dinner

Roasted rabbit loin, summer succotash & bacon
Garden tomato salad w/basil vinaigrette
Chicken & dumplings
Zucchini “pasta” w/caponata
BBQ beef w/roasted cauliflower & potatoes
Apple struesel & vanilla ice cream

Wine selections from Rocklands Farm in Poolesville, MD

Farmhouse Red Blend
Springhouse White Blend

 

Reviews:

“Calleva Farm is perfect for a relaxing evening in the country, staff very friendly and food, delicious!” – July 2018

“It’s always a great time! Also, kudos to the new chef! This menu was the best of any of the times we’ve done these dinners!” – July 2018

“We really enjoyed the whole evening, what fun!” – August 2017

Goals: 

We want to showcase Calleva Farm and our produce and become a link between the Montgomery County Ag Reserve and nearby urban communities. We want to help foodies connect with local growers as well as our own Growing Green farming and education programs. Finally, we want to help improve awareness of the farms, artists & businesses that exist in rural Montgomery County.

 

For more information , please contact dirtydinners@calleva.org

 

Warnings: : All plates may contain the following: veggies, nuts, gluten, protein, meats (not tofu) and dairy. Due to the nature of our meals, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, Dirty Dinners at Calleva Farm require advance reservations.  We can not accommodate refunds or cancellations, however you can transfer your reservation to some one else. If you cannot attend the dinner and you wish to transfer your tickets please contact us with the new guest information one week prior to the event (at the latest!).  We will only allow transfers with at least one week notice before events.  If you want to sell your tickets, a good place to find buyers is our Dirty Dinners Facebook Page.  Transfer of funds for your tickets is your responsibility.  You can also apply your tickets to another Dirty Dinner for an additional fee.   This option is available on a space available basis only.

DirtyDinners (at) calleva.org