Hopkins Vineyard the site of annual Farmer's Table
Hopkins Vineyard in Warren hosted the annual Farmer's Table Dinner on Saturday. Below, Bill and Judy Hopkins, with their grandchildren, Paloma and Alessandro Criollo, were on hand to welcome guests. BZ photos
The annual Farmer's Table Dinner celebrating the products of Litchfield County farms was held at Hopkins Vineyard in Warren on Saturday.
A sell-out crowd of 175 attended and enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a dinner prepared by local chefs using ingredients from Connecticut farms. Litchfield farms providing ingredients were Arethusa Farm, Wild Carrot Farm, Berry Ledges Apiary and Beaver Meadow Farm. Bantam Bread and the Litchfield Distillery were donors as well.
The event was hosted by Bill and Judy Hopkins, their daughter, Hilary Criollo, son-in-law, George Criollo, and grandchildren, Paloma Criollo and Alessandro Criollo. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was a special guest.
The Farmer's Table Dinner was established in 2010 to raise awareness of the good things happening on farms in Litchfield County.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, center, with, from left, Judy Hopkins, Hilary Criollo, Bill Hopkins, Paloma Criollo, George Criollo and Alessandro Criollo.
Jack Baker of the Litchfield Distillery provides a sample of the distillery's products.
Peter Litwin with Susie Uruburu and Kay Carroll, all of Litchfield.
Sen. Blumenthal chats with the event's hosts.
Bill and Joan Burgess, right, of Litchfield, and Farmer's Table intern Bethany Balsted.