Twice Weekly meals are done on sliding scale donation basis. Diner participation in cleanup is much appreciated also. Inclusive of all ages, towns, means, and other diversity. Guests can just come with their friends & family but wider interaction is encouraged, in this environment of community-building. Meet new people. Share local news.
Menus below are the featured main course, but each meal also has homemade soups, breads, a salad bar, beverages, deserts, vegetables, and vegetarian offerings. Meals are self-serve buffet-style. Weekdays, the community center is open, and the soups and salad bar and leftovers available for food between the scheduled meal-times. The schedule is: TUESDAY DINNER 5:30pm, and THURSDAY LUNCH 12:30pm.
December Menu: 4th-Golumpkies & 6th-Quesadillas. 11th-bourbon chicken & 13th-Beef Stroganoff. 18th-Corned Beef & cabbage; 20th-Calzones. NO dinners on Tues of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Thursday lunches only: 27th Reubens. Jan 1: Breakfast for lunch.
JANUARY MENU 2019: 8th-Ham & 10th-Stuffed peppers & tomato. Jan 22nd-garlic chicken, penne, vodka sauce; & Jan 24th-Quiche. Jan 29th- Lasagna; & Jan 31st- Korean Beef.
Main dishes below also have vegetarian sides, salad bar, homemade soups and breads, dessert, beverages served buffet-style. Sit with anyone. Make new friends.
Tuesday dinners 5:30pm Thursday lunches 12:30pm
11/6 Pork Chops 11/8 Chicken pot pie
11/13 Mild Enchiladas 11/15 Kielbasa + Mac&cheese
11/20 Ham 11/22 see Thanksgiving notice in “Holidays”
11/27 Stuffed Shells/ Alfredo 11/29 Taco bar
The twice a week community meals have vegetarian dishes, home-made bread & soups, salad bar, dessert, bev, in addition to main entre listed below. Donations of of money for food and clean-up help welcome. Location 16 Bell Rd, rear parking lot.
Tuesday dinners 5:30pm Thursday lunches 12:30pm
10/2 London Chicken 10/4 Sloppy Joes
10/9 Pork Loin 10/11 Stir Fry
10/16 Meatloaf 10/18 Filipino pork
10/23 Lasagna 10/25 Breakfast for Lunch
10/30 Chicken 11/1 Quiche
Tues Dinner 5:30pm & Thurs lunch 12:30pm every week
9/4 spaghetti & meatballs 9/6 meatball/ sausage grinders
9/11 ham 9/13 scalloped potatoes
9/18 turkey 9/29 turkey tetrazzini
9/25 Yankee potroast 9/27 Yorkshire strata on biscuits
Meals by donation, advance sign-up helpful but not required. Vegetarian & sides too.
Tuesday Dinner is at 5:30pm. Typically 80 people come, interact, eat, catch up on news. Those with special interest topics they’d like, can now use the overflow dining room for a smaller setting for discussions. Just make a sign to direct people to the table for that topic. Thursday Lunch is at 12:30pm. Menu listing is for one main dish, but there are always vegetarian choices, and side dishes, salad bar, home-made soups, bread, dessert, beverages.
|8/7 shepherds pie
||8/9 Korean beef
|8/21 BBQ ribs
||8/23 PIZZA *
|8/28 pork loin
Annual Block Party under the tent and across the lawn beside the pond. SUNDAY JULY 15th 1-5pm at 16 Bell Rd, Middlefield. Come hear rock and blues band “Lady Di & the Dukes” starting 2pm. BYO lawn chairs, picnic (or potluck dish to share if you want), beverages, coolers, lawn games, kites, swimwear, towels, friends, family, guests.
New this year: Vendors or community information tables welcome to set up! Any type welcome: hand-crafters & artists, or food fundraisers, or political candidates, nonprofits, organizers, or tag-salers. BYO table (and popup) and set up enough away from band tent so conversation doesn’t disturb listeners. No fee.
Sponsored by Middlefield Community Service Group. Donations welcome to help continue this tradition of 3rd-Sunday-in-July block party.
Menu for twice-weekly community meals: Open to all-ages, folks from Middlefield and beyond. Kept going by donations and volunteering. Listed main course joined by vegetarian side dishes, salad bar, home-made soups & breads, dessert, beverages. Meet new friends. Be sociable or solitary -it’s all fine.
TUESDAY DINNERS 5:30pm & THURSDAY LUNCHES 12:30pm
6/5 – Roast Beef 6/7 – beef stroganoff
6/12 – Lasagna 6/14 – sloppy joes
6/19 – stuffed pork chop 6/21 – pork marsala
6/26 – Turkey 6/28 – quiche
7/3 – American chop suey 7/5 – hamburger & hotdogs
7/10 – chicken pot pie 7/12 – baked potato bar
7/17- stuffed pepper / tomato 7/19 – taco bar
7/24 – ham & baked beans 7/26 – sandwich fixings
7/31 – chicken parmesan 8/2 – breakfast for lunch
Annual Block Party / Live Band & Picnic on Sunday, July 15th 1-5pm
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The twice weekly meals have been set for May. If you have recipes to suggest to the cooks, don’t be shy. The commercial kitchen space would also be available for food events on different days, if the Blue Zone Group or other foodies wanted to organize something.
Meals by donation, sliding scale. Volunteer help makes it all work. Current times are: 5:30pm for Tuesday dinners, which get 70-80 people usually. 12:30pm for Thursday lunches, which have half as many. Any weekday we try to have soups, bread, salad bar and leftovers available on a self-serve basis.
5/1 Dinner: Turkey 5/3 Lunch: Sandwiches
5/8 Dinner: Porkloin 5/10 Lunch: Stir Fry
5/15 Dinner: Enchiladas 5/17 Lunch: Breakfast foods
5/22 Dinner: Golumpkis 5/24 Lunch: Pierogies & Kielbasa
5/29 Dinner: Chicken 5/31 Lunch: Scalloped Potatoes
Middlefield Library begins a 5 month book club & wellness affinity group, starting with Dan Buettner’s book “The Blue Zones Solution” about working together as a community to alter our food and social environment to increase health and vitality. Meeting one Tuesday each month, the group will plan meals, trips, walking groups, and discuss other ways of providing good companionship for healthy lifestyles. Each month will explore the habits, food, and cultural practices of different “Blue Zones” (locations of exceptional health and longevity). January 16th meeting, 9:30-10:30am, will focus on Ikaria, Greece. February on Okinawa, Japan. March on Sardinia, Italy. April on Loma Linda, CA. May on Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
The project, initiated by Middlefield Librarian Maryann Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org), has in-town support from Middlefield Council on Aging, and from Blossom-Center Middlefield (a local, food-offering, nonprofit Community Center (www.Ezmereld.org). This Blue Zone project is launched in collaboration with the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (www.SHAEC.org). Additional regional collaboration partners encouraging the project include: the Hilltown CDC (www.hilltowncdc.org);
In person meetings monthly at the Library, 188 Skyline Trail Middlefield MA, begin Tuesday January 16th, 9:30-10:30am.