For all of you with “longish memories”… Remember the nifty little tennis tournaments called the Volvo International Tournaments that played at the “brand-new Mount Cranmore Tennis and Recreation Club,” now known as Cranmore Family Fitness Center. As scores of Swedish sponsor cars honked along the quaint streets of North Conway and thousands of spectators filled the 8,200-seat stadium nestled in the breathtaking hills of the Mt. Washington Valley and only a few yards away from the world’s only sit-down tramway skimobile at Cranmore Mountain Resort, it was very obvious that the Volvo International was a very special event for North Conway and the surrounding villages.
Well… have you heard… from the same feisty Mount Washington Valley folks who gave us Volvo International… which from a personal account could have been painted in watercolor and preserved on a postcard… we can now experience a sequel to Volvo International right here in the Valley. Close your eyes and visualize this … see yourself on the edge of a fragrant mowed pasture; look beyond to the harvest fields; scan over to one side to a neat farmhouse with barn nearby; look to the North and West towards the beautiful mountain ranges; listen to the babbling Saco River; smell the sweet air; and absorb all these wonderful sensations. Now open your eyes to a magnificently appointed harvest table in the field. Be seated and, as you take in the magnificent scenery, experience the evening’s culinary festivities that will be overseen by Chef Bryant Alden of Chef’s Market of North Conway – with plenty of help (and delicious goodies) from local companies and producers including: Weston’s Farm, Green Thumb Farms, Sherman Farms, and Cold River Vodka. See you there at the Fields on the Saco!!