Come Visit the Barn at Bradstreet

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Michelle Faulkner and Michael Sabatini in front of the barn.

ROWLEY – The Barn at Bradstreet, one of the most in-demand wedding venues on the North Shore, is again hosting farm-to-table dinners, featuring produce and staples from local farms, including the popular Chicadee Farms.
On 7 acres, the nation’s second oldest continuously operating farm will enhance its first of three dinners with its first folk concert by Grammy-nominated musician Reed Foehl.
Michael Sabatini and Michelle Faulkner, who own the farm, have already booked 40 weddings again this season. But not ones to sit idly by, they are opening their doors for other events.
“We meet people all the time who say, ‘I would love to see the property but haven’t been invited to a wedding!’” Sabatini said “These public events are a great opportunity for our local neighbors to visit our North Shore hidden gem.”
Another chance to see this gem of a farm will be at the Mother’s Day luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 by the Rowley Council on Aging. Food will be provided by Woodland Catering of Amesbury, and handmade cards are being made by the Parker River Preschool in Rowley.
For the second year, Sabatini and Faulkner are collaborating with The Farmers Dinner and its chef Keith Sarasin to produce the Farm-to-Table dinners.
The author of The Perfect Turkey, The Farmers Dinner Cookbook & Meat and The Ultimate Cookbook, Sarasin opened a farm-to-table restaurant in New Hampshire in 2019. The Farmers Dinner has hosted about 90 farm-to-table events across New England, feeding more than 17,000 diners and raising more than $125,000 for local farms.
The farm-to-table dinners will be on Sundays, May 26, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. Asked why there are no summer farm-to-table events, Faulkner said they are too busy this summer hosting weddings.
Ingredients for each event are sourced from the farm and other local farms, which makes each menu customized to the season. Tickets are available at
For those attending the Mother’s Day luncheon, please register through the Rowley Council on Aging. The farm is expecting about 30 guests.
On May 31, Reed Foehl will perform at the dinner. Born in a small country town in New England and into a musical family, Grammy-nominated songwriter Reed Foehl writes stories of the human condition with a lyric and voice which push boundaries while paying homage to genuine Folk/Americana.
Foehl released his sixth studio album, Wild Wild Love, in May 2022, which was recorded with The Band of Heathens in Austin, TX.

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