Dinner on Main Street will be a tasty treat for all

For the past several years, the farm to table movement has been gaining ground across this great nation.

In addition, farmers markets have become more plentiful, with small cities and towns across the Granite State boasting large selections of home-grown produce and other homemade foods.

Let’s face it, with everyone trying to eat more healthy – and watching what preservatives we feed our families – farm to table is the future.

This will be on display Sunday in downtown Nashua as the third annual Dinner on Main Street delights the taste buds of attendees with a delectable six-course meal, complete with live entertainment.

All senses will abuzz with dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Some of the tasty treats that will be served, include apple and cranberry salad with slow braised pork belly and goat cheese, local carrot and ginger soup with spiced honey cream, pickled beet puree and micro wasabi and a smoked lobster roll with heirloom tomatoes.

Vegetarian and vegan courses will include eggplant and zucchini lasagna with cashew rocitta and beet bolognese.

All this is made possible by Great American Downtown, partnered with vendors from the city’s Farmers Market.

Earlier this week, Great American Downtown Executive Director Paul Shea told The Telegraph, “visitors should prepare their pallets and their appetites for absolute delight, for an evening that celebrates all downtown Nashua has to offer.”

Shea and company deserve a great deal of praise for their efforts in organizing this amazing event. It’s not often that a city’s downtown – especially a city as large as Nashua – shuts down its entire main business district for an event of this magnitude.

Add to the food, a group of great entertainers and speakers and one has a great evening of food and fun.

The event is set to start at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. Main Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees can park in the Elk Street parking garage, which is free to the public on the weekend.

Tickets for the event are between $85-$115 and are on sale at http://downtownnashua.org/local/eatlocal/ through today.