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Foundry Harvest Weekend

Michelle Vinson

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Over the summer, Cooper Boone and Amy Flurry met and had the perfect idea to create a magical weekend of sharing between creatives and writers. The event would be held at Cooper’s Farmhouse and showcase the beautiful Upper Delaware River Valley region (which I call home), include locally sourced food and drinks, prepared by an incredibly talented chef and amazing mixologist and be captured by one of the best photographers that I have ever worked with.

This team of amazing professionals came together to make that vision come to life, last weekend, for the first Foundry Harvest Weekend at Cooper’s Farmhouse, in Shohola, PA. A weekend to remember.

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Months leading up to the event, Cooper and I met to discuss the invitations and inspiration behind the weekend. Everything that Cooper puts together is a dream so, I was excited to get started on the project right away. I went back to the studio and pulled together some color swatches, found objects, photos and textures, started painting and came up with this . . .

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We loved the invite so much that we decided to transfer the designs onto fabric and have cloth napkins made. Jana Platina Phipps (aka Trim Queen) added those gorgeous tassels.

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Cooper then worked his magic on the tablescape in this gorgeous space, foraging in his garden and creating this fall goodness. Every detail was just perfect.

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The food was prepared by the incredibly talented Brandon Grimila of 403 Broad. He created a meal that I will never forget. He is so talented and passionate about what he does . . . you can taste that with every bite.

All of the food was locally sourced: Castle Valley Mill (Grains), Bella Bella (Duck), Beaverkill Trout, Butchies Organic (Pork), Lackawaxen Food Hub (Veg), Samaki (Salmon), Willow Wisp Farm (Organic Vegetables), Jasper Hills (Cheese), Apples (Soons Orchards), Pasta (403 Broad), Finding Homes Farms (Maple Syrup), Orchard Hill Cider Mill (Hard Ciders), WineBow Group

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 Still dreaming of this dish.

Still dreaming of this dish.

All of the dinnerware (Foundry Black) was provided by Fiesta Dinnerware and pulled together for the event by my gorgeous sis, Danielle Elderkin of Cover Story Communications.

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Meet Donnan Sutherland from Orchard Hill Cider Mill. Donnan’s drinks were a-mazing. Every single one . . . and I drank them all. So good. So so good.

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The guests arrived to this beautiful place out in Shohola, PA on Saturday afternoon. The weekend was a gathering of writers, creatives, good conversation and new friends.

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At the table . . .

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After a night in this beautiful farmhouse, we enjoyed a brunch at Foundry 42 that was catered by Fogwood and Fig and walked up and down Front Street in Port Jervis, NY.

Amy Flurry (Recipe for Press), Alan Flurry, Catherine Dash, AJ Mapes, Marjorie Gage, Jana Platina Phipps, Lang Phipps, Brandon Grimila, Donna Sutherland, Michael Bloom, Danielle Elderkin, Mark Veeder and Cooper Boone (Cooper’s Farmhouse, Foundry42), it was a treasure to have spent the weekend with you all.

And, the man behind the camera (and not pictured), Michael Bloom . . . these photos are incredible.