Supporting Community Philanthropy with Locally Grown Ingredients

Cura is proud to support the philanthropy of its communities, including The Sisters of St. Joseph at Baden, PA,  Faith, Field, and Feast on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  This annual evening of farm-fresh foods is sponsored and prepared by Cura.  The event proceeds to the Sisters’ community gardens, apiary, and henhouse, as well as our Sister St. Mark Garden Fund partners which donate to many of the area’s food banks.

Ingredients were procured locally, or straight from the sisters’ gardens!

A delicious smoked brisket of beef with a honey bbq sauce drizzle was one of the main courses. The meat was procured from Milk House Meats, a local butcher in Beaver Falls, PA. The honey used was sourced from Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz’s beehive!  Guests could also select from a grilled marinated pork tenderloin (Milk House Meats) with fresh apple chutney made from apples freshly picked from the property’s orchard!   A pan-seared duck breast with orange pan sauce, asparagus, and leek risotto was also served.  Fingerling potatoes and julienne vegetables accompanied these delicious menu items!

Another garden-fresh selection was a crisp arugula salad with red beets, tomatoes, and fresh herbs – homegrown in the Mother House Twin Trinity Garden.  You can’t get any more local than this!

Thank you to the following Cura team members who helped to create a perfect evening for all to enjoy a locally-sourced feast: Fred Blosat, food service director, Sisters of St. Joseph at Baden; Dennis Rivera, regional culinary chef; Jon Norris, district manager, Nettie Albohali, general manager at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA: Bill Delasandro, district manager; Kristy Sales, chef manager; and Nathan Cumberland and Michelle Luniewski, dining room servers.