Organic Entertaining for under $10 per person, including wine

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Serving local and organic food to holiday guests  can sound like an expensive proposition, especially when you factor in the cost of multiple trips to the farmer’s market or grocery store to find everything that you need.

With the convenience and cost-savings of Greenling, you can entertain a holiday party of eight for under $10 per person, including wine. Our menu uses local and organic ingredients that you’ll be proud to serve, without breaking the bank.

Coincidentally, all the recipes in our menu are gluten-free except for the baguette. If your guests are Celiac, consider serving instead this local gluten-free focaccia bread from our friends at Wildwood Bakery.

Menu (serves 8):

Appetizers
Parmesan Crisps
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Course
Mixed Green Salad with Garlic Honey Vinaigrette
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Sweetish Hill Baguette with Garlic Herb Butter

Dessert
Wine Poached Apples with Honey Whipped Cream

The menu costs were calculated using Greenling’s current prices and include all the pantry items you’ll need for the dinner except salt and pepper.

Shopping list:

6 oz. Local Parmesan Cheese
Local Baguette
8 oz. Organic Garlic & Herb Butter
1 Bulb Organic Garlic
1 lb. Local White Mushrooms
1 bunch Local Spinach
1 head Organic Lettuce
1 bunch Organic Arugula
1 Organic Onion
4 lbs. Local or Organic Tomatoes, seconds
6 Organic Apples, seconds
1, 500 ml Bottle Organic Olive Oil
1, 16 oz Bottle Apple Cider Vinegar

1 pint Organic Chicken Stock
1/2 pint Organic Whipping Cream
12 oz bottle Local Honey
2 bottles Natura Merlot Organic Wine

The price per person for the menu above is $9.78, including a glass of wine for each guest. Happy holidays, and thank you for including local and organic food in your family’s celebration!

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