Monroe Farmers Market to host Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Shawnee Inn


In celebration of the harvest season, Monroe Farmers Market, in connection with The Shawnee Inn, will host its Farm-to-Fork Harvest Dinner on Sunday, September 13th.

Guests will dine on the Grand Lawn of the Shawnee Inn with an opening reception held on the Veranda. Some of the area’s best chefs have been recruited for the occasion, including Chef Rodney Tallada of The Shawnee Inn, Chef Dan Stripp of The Gem & Keystone, Chef Kevin Conroy of The Daily Bread Bakeshop, Chef Sal Vito of Pocono Limited Winery, Maria Menegus of Menegus Farm, and Tere DeMelo of Cakes & Scones Bakery.

The culinary team is preparing a diverse menu to showcase a variety of locally-sourced foods. Additionally, ShawneeCraft beer will be on tap to accompany the fare. A decadent assortment of desserts will also be served, prepared from seasonal fruits, local honey, and more.

“What do you get when you put amazing chefs together with the freshest food straight from our local farmers and showcase that in a beautiful atmosphere on a late summer evening?” asks Market President Laleña Stirr. “An event you won’t want to miss!”

Live music will be presented by Water Street. Hailing from Blairstown, NJ, Water Street has a great sound with unique instrumentation and songwriting abilities. In a blend of guitar, percussion, vocals, violin, mandolin and saxophone, the five members, Dave Paulson, Claire McNulty, Milly Paulson, Dave McNulty and Connor Konecnik, play an eclectic array of music from contemporary pop and acoustic to their own original compositions.

Plus, during the course of the event, guests will be taken out to the Shawnee Island farm by golf cart to see where Shawnee Inn grows vegetables for their restaurants and pumpkins for their brewery.

Proceeds from the Harvest Dinner will benefit Monroe Farmers Market programs. The market, which is open Saturdays 8am till noon, plans several food-themed events and outreach efforts yearly at their location in Courthouse Square.
Tickets are $60 per person and are available now. Seating is limited. To purchase, visit or visit the market’s info booth during their regular Saturday morning operating hours. For questions and information, call Brian at 610-381-6152 or email