Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a feast

The second annual Frankenmuth Farmers Market Feast of the Harvest Moon is Tuesday, September 13th at Zehnder’s Restaurant starting at 5pm with a Cash Bar. Dinner and Program will follow at 6pm. The creative talents of Frankenmuth’s own John Zehnder, Executive Chef of Zehnder’s will be serving a wonderful menu of locally grown products to delight this year’s diners. The theme for this year is The Victory Garden: a Homegrown Effort of Patriotic Strength and Local Sustenance.

“I always try to do something different for these dinners,” Zehnder said. “After all, the market is right next door, at the north end of our parking lot. I’m a big one for doing things by the season, too.

“But even more, especially as I get older, I enjoy getting into the story of the food, telling diners what’s behind what they’re eating. I could just serve the Lake Superior Whitefish Ardussi with Wild Rice Pilaf and they would like it, but it’s like looking at a photograph. They’ll appreciate it even more when they hear the tradition behind it, how it’s caught in colder temperatures of Lake Superior, and they’ll understand why it tastes good.”

You can create your own feast by following one of these traditional harvest moon recipes:

Super Easy Sautéed Summer Squash
Garden Squash Skillet
Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
Summer Squash and Zucchini Skillet
Zucchini Squares
Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Zucchini and Green Tomato Relish
Zucchini Pancakes
Zucchini Snack Cake
Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread
Curried Zucchini Soup
Zucchini Bread With Spices
Fried Zucchini Coins
Easy Zucchini Carrot Cake
Zucchini Oatmeal Cake
Zucchini and Tomatoes With Cheese
Zucchini Creole
Cheddar Zucchini Bake
Pork Chops With Zucchini and Tomatoes
Summer Squash Bake
Baked Stuffed Zucchini
Skillet Yellow Squash and Onions
Yellow Squash Casserole
Gigi’s Squash Casserole
Yellow Squash Patties
Cream of Squash Soup
Cheese Stuffed Zucchini
Dilled Zucchini
Zucchini in Cream Sauce
Squash and Pepper Cornbread
Barb’s Zucchini Cake
Ratatouille With Eggplant and Zucchini
Zucchini Bread with Raisins
Zucchini Parmesan
Zucchini Bread
Baked Stuffed Squash
Chicken & Squash Dinner
Squash Soufflé
Summer Squash Stuffed with Pepperoni & Parmesan
Zucchini Appetizer Squares
Zucchini Pickles
Vegetable Pie
Cheddar Zucchini Bake
Squash Casserole with Cheese
Kim’s Squash Casserole
Summer Squash Casserole
Squash Delight Casserole
Baked Squash Ring
Fried Summer Squash
Marinated Pork Chops w/Summer Squash
Squash Pickles
Squash Casserole
Squash & Bacon Casserole
Summer Squash Pancakes
Zucchini And Mustard Sauce
Yellow Squash Puffs
Meat-Stuffed Zucchini
Zucchini “Pizza”
Zucchini Casserole
Summer Squash Recipe Index
Zucchini Recipe Index
Zucchini Breads, Cakes, and Desserts
Freezing Summer Squash and Zucchini

Aside from the Feast of the Harvest Moon, there are plenty of other things to do in Frankenmuth that you can enjoy.

Harvest festivals are perfect for garnishing with a fine bottle of wine.  Check the Duty Free land border location before you cross so that you can enjoy some duty free drinks with your harvest moon meal.

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