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Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor


Southern New Hampshire Life - Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

10th Annual Peach Festival in Milford

If you need an excuse to come to Lull’s great produce and gourmet shop in Milford, you definitely have one this Saturday, August 17th.  That’s when the Lull Farm Stand will once again be the location for the Annual Peach Festival.

As its name suggests, the Festival will feature everything peach: home baked peach pies and pockets (turnovers), regular and sugar-free peach jams, peach bread, peach shortcake, and peach sauce drenched sundaes.  There will also be hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch and a lobster dinner in the evening.

The event is sponsored by Milford’s Church of Our Saviour.  Proceeds of the Festival will be used to support the church’s outreach programs, including local food banks and the church’s partner in Angola, St. Andre’s Anglican Church in Ondjiva.

The peachy festivities will take place at Lull’s Milford location, 615 South Street (Route 13), from 9:30AM to 3PM, with lobster dinner sittings at 5 and 6PM.  Tickets for the lobster dinner should be purchased in advance at Lull’s, Toadstool Bookstore (Milford store), and the Milford Veterinary Hospital.  The Festival will be held rain or shine.

Country Cuisine 5: Milford

Milford is the commercial center for towns west of Nashua and east of Peterborough; it has many stores, strip malls, and restaurants along its main roads.  Two of its more distinctive restaurants are described here:

The Mile Away offers four course dinners at very reasonable prices.  Housed in a remodeled barn with a German/Swiss theme, this “country elegant” restaurant features an extensive menu of Continental and American items. Starters include Swedish meatballs and vichyssoise; entrees include Wiener schnitzel, tournedos, and chicken cordon bleu.  Some examples from their dessert offerings are peach melba, chocolate balls, and strudel.  Dining by the huge wood-burning fireplace is memorable, as is their Oktoberfest celebration every autumn.  This year Oktoberfest will be October 14th from 12:30 to 5:30PM; King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band will be featured.  Weddings and wedding receptions are held in their picture perfect garden.  Reservations recommended. Address: 52 Federal Hill Road, Milford; phone: 603-673-3904; website: http://www.mileawayrestaurant.com/

Rustic Leaf Bistro stresses locally grown organic produce; the innovative offerings here are sure to stimulate anyone’s palate.  Appetizers include goat-cheese stuffed dates and sweet potato crab cakes; salads include pear, beet, olive, and butternut varieties.  Entrees feature natural and fresh ingredients, including apple bourbon chicken, salmon in a maple sauce, and bacon wrapped beef medallions.  The numerous vegetarian dishes include butternut squash risotto and chili dusted avocadoes. Open for lunch and dinner. Address: 15 Elm Street, Milford; phone: 603-672-1556; website: http://therusticleaf.com/