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Elmer’s Store – 396 Main Street – Ashfield, MA  01330

(413) 628-4003

Breakfast and Lunch seven days a week, Dinner on Fridays

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By the way, after Son’s big article in the paper, I guess he felt he had to outdo himself on dinner last night, so he did.  That Bourbon-Glazed Pork was world-class.  And I’m not kidding.  It was SO good!


We had a chef-chef (from Baltimore!)  come through here a few weeks ago and he came in for dinner, just randomly and asked to meet our chef because he wanted to tell him how good his food was.  The boy just keeps getting better and better all the time! 

Tomorrow night we have our bluegrass show with

Nedski and Mojo


Ned Luberecki, (banjoist for Chris Jones & The Night Drivers and Sirius XM Bluegrass DJ) and Stephen Mougin (guitarist and vocalist with the Sam Bush Band) are Nedski & Mojo.  (Stephen is from Ashfield, which is why they make their ways back here to perform at little old Elmer’s.) 
Since this show is on Sunday night, the concert will start earlier than our shows usually do:  it’ll begin at 6:30.  Dinner will begin at 5, concert at 6:30.


Our dinner menu will be:


Cider Braised Pork Shoulder

slow cooked with cider, herbs, and onions, served with roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and kale



Tuscan white bean and kale soup served with a thick slice

of fresh AnnaBread

$9 (this is a dinner-sized bowl of soup and AnnaBread)


Salade Lorette

Roasted local beet slices on a bed of spicy arugula with herb and honey

Goat Rising goat cheese topped with amaretto walnuts


Come early for dinner which will be a celebration in its own right.  Then stay for national-rate entertainment! 

The show itself is still $12 in advance for the tickets and $15 if you wait until your usual last second and show up at the door to pay.  


And if you want AnnaBread or GretchenDesserts for Thanksgiving, you must order them in advance.

(They are individual people doing those things, so that’s why they need time to make them.  That’s why you live out here and not in the city, because you like the personal attention, but you have to actually order the things or they won’t be here for you!)

But here are some deadlines for you:

Desserts by Gretchen and Bread by Anna!


Here’s what Anna has to say about bread ordering:

BREAD Reservations for Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve -Reservations must be placed by Monday, November 19 at 6 pm.

(Elmer’s can continue to take Wed orders after that but Anna can’t promise the type they want and/or the time they want)


> These types of bread will be baked on Wed Thanksgiving Eve: Baguettes, Baby baguettes, Daily Bread (rustic white), Country White, Ciabatta, Whole Wheat, Rye, Rosemary Olive


> Picking up your Wed Thanksgiving Eve order:

Bread will be delivered as it comes out of the oven. All will be delivered by 1:30 pm. If you need to pick up your bread at a special time earlier than that be sure to let us know when you place the order. Elmer’s will close at 2pm that day.


> Reservations for rest of Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun) - no deadline for reservations – those days will be business as usual. 

And here are some suggestions from Gretchen, but she’ll make anything you want!

Suggestions from Gretchen

Gretchen needs your orders by Monday morning at 10:00 am.  If you have them to her by then, she will have your desserts for you by 1:00 on Wednesday.


We close at 2pm on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  (I had said 1:00 before, but forgot that Anna needed until 1:30 to get all of her bread orders in.)

 So we will close at 2pm on Wednesday, be closed all day on Thursday and, while we will be open for breakfast at our regular time on Friday, we will not be doing dinner the Friday night after Thanksgiving.  (But will resume the following Friday, like usual.)

Okay, that is all.  Now, over the river and through the woods with you!

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