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In Buffalo, a summertime event not only increases your chances of beautiful weather, you also have access to the freshest local produce. Farm to table catering is in demand all year round for weddings, corporate dinners and community events. In New York, summer offers the largest variety of delicious local flavors throughout your event’s menu.

Savory Starters

Begin your farm to table menu with hors d’oeuvres featuring local produce. Flavorful tomatoes and farm fresh basil are delicious paired with mozzarella and balsamic in caprese. Tomatoes have many other uses throughout a farm to table event, from oven roasted tomato fennel soup to sundried tomato pesto.

Your salad course is one of the easiest ways to incorporate local fruits and vegetables. Begin with a bed of lettuce, spinach or arugula, all in season in New York from late spring to early fall. Complement sweet baby greens with a simple vinaigrette made from fresh berries.

Farm to Fork Entrees

There are an almost unlimited number of sides available for a summertime farm to table event. Broccoli, carrots, corn, potatoes, sweet peppers, summer squash, zucchini and green beans are all available all summer long in Buffalo. Your caterer can add flavor with local basil, onions, hot peppers and scallions.

The focus of many farm to table menus is fresh produce. Locally raised and produced eggs, honey, meats and cheese, such as goat cheeses, cheddar, gouda and feta, can also be sourced from farmers in Western New York.

Refreshing Desserts

Mid-summer heat lends itself to a light, refreshing dessert, rather than rich cakes or chocolate. In-season cherries, blueberries, peaches and plums are all delightful on their own or drizzled with chocolate and topped with freshly whipped cream. Locally-grown fruit makes for delicious tarts, pies and sorbets. You can also pair a simple fruit compote with shortcake or cheesecake.