WILD HIVE NEWSLETTER 6-27-12
Wild Hive Celebrates Independence!
Celebrate Local, Healthy, Sustainable Food
Celebrate Freedom of Agriculture
Celebrate Our Farms and Our Farmers
Celebrate Our Community
Celebrate Great Live Local Music
Celebrate The Great American Cookout
Celebrate the First Corn of the Summer!
We’ve got a festive week ahead. When July the 4th falls on a Wednesday people are taking time off either before the 4th including the weekend, or after the 4th including the weekend. Some are taking off for the whole week! But here at the Hive we’re celebrating the holiday this coming weekend and we’ve got lots to cheer about.
Thanks to Ken Migliorelli, we’re going to be roasting the earliest sweet corn of the season! Hip hip hooray! We’ve got plenty of other culinary and musical fireworks as you’ll see below. Plus, we’re celebrating the birth of a brand new Wild Hive product…
…Celebrate a Revolutionary Crunch: New Wild Hive
Raisin Walnut Multi Grain Toasts
Don’s been making these for family (and himself) for years. Now we’ve finally persuaded him to share them with the rest of us! They are significant for their incredibly satisfying flavor-packed crunch. A little nuts, a few raisins, a little multi-grain hits all your flavor and texture taste buds and gives you a lot of bang for your bite. And did we mention that you’re getting a good portion of your daily complex carbohydrate quotient in a snack that’s as good as a chip, but a whole lot better for you. Try them on their own, with a little creamy goat cheese, or any favorite soft cheese, butter, jam or other spread.
Bet you can’t eat just one bag!
Our friend Ken Migliorelli is a forward thinking farmer in the best sense. He comes from a long line of Italian farmers—when his grandfather emigrated from Italy in the thirties, he brought broccoli-rabe seeds with him and planted them on his farm in the Bronx. That same strain of seed is now grown on Migliorelli Farm in Tivoli, which is one of the largest regional farms specializing in Italian veggies—broccoli rabe, arugula, and dandelion, among 140 other items. The sweet corn we’re roasting at the Hive this weekend is Ken Migliorelli’s pride and joy – and it’s the earliest sweet corn available in Dutchess County.
Currently, Migliorelli Farm is transitioning from the conventional production of fresh produce and fruit into the newly developed Quality Low Input Food (QLIF) (http://www.qlif.org) production standard implementing the voluntary transparent protocols such as EUROGAP, HACCP and other voluntary safety compliance requirements.
The internationally recognized Hazard Analyses Critical Control Point (HACCP) that is designed to prevent, reduce and eliminate health hazards in the food supply chain guides Migliorelli Farm food processing. The HAACP certification means that Fresh Apple Cider from Migliorelli Farm’s Cider House is free of pathogens and made safe for consumption by Ultra Violet treatment – most advanced processing method, a safe Non Thermal Process that targets pathogens while preserving vitamins andflavor. We’ll soon be serving it and it is absolutely delicious.
Give Migliorelli Farm their props and enjoy their great produce wherever it is served and sold, especially at Wild Hive!
This Week at the Hive:
Celebrate Great American Eats!
Every evening we also serve our Summer Dinner Menu click here for menu
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dinner:
Our Signature Burgers – Pasture Raised Beef or Wild Hive Veggie burgers
Roasted Migliorelli Sweet Corn
Baked Beans with Ham
German Potato Salad
Wild Hive Chilli Dog – Pasture Raised Beef Hot Dog, top with house made chicken chilli and sides of cole slaw and German potato salad.
2 Special Entrées:
Roasted Cheese Polenta Cakes with Ham and Sauteed Greens
Roasted Tofu Teriyaki, Asian Gingered Greens with a Wheat Berry Risotto
Daytime Brunch Special: Roasted Cheese Polenta Cakes with Sauteed Greens and Eggs
Red White and Blue Cake
click here for full upcoming lineup
All music from 6:30-9:30pm
Thurs. June 28th - John Scanlon Combo (Jazz)
Fri. June 29th- Mama Tried (Bluegrass)
Mama Tried is a progressive bluegrass band performing a variety of covers and original tunes. Band Members include:
Mel Paskell – guitar/dobro/vocals.
Gary DiGiovanni – banjo/guitar/harmonica/vocals
Dave Mallison – bass guitar
Nina Dryer – fiddle/viola/cello/vocals, Frank Kara – mandolin/vocals. www.mamatried.com
Sat. June 30th- Long Steel Rail “The Big Band” (Americana Grande)
Long Steel Rail cultivates and extends the traditions of American Acoustic Roots music. Playing an eclectic mix of traditional and not-so-traditional stringband music, LSR sits at the confluence of many different streams of musical sensibility. They deliver a distinctive and infectious blend of Bluegrass, Folk, Classic Country and String Band music, tinged with Swing, Irish, Blues, Rockabilly and other ingredients that spice up the rich gumbo of American music. Traditional instrumentation is combined with a contemporary sensibility and material is drawn from the whole gamut in between. Featuring Eric Rosi-Marshall on vocals and guitar, and a variety of Hudson Valley musical stalwarts.