Welcome to 2015 and a new season of Dutch Oven Gatherings. We have confirmed the 2nd Saturday of every month as our DOG Day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. For those that will be joining us for the first time don’t worry about having to cook but we do invite you to do so. There will be plenty of members on hand to help you out with any questions you might have. One change this year is that we will start cooking at 10:00 AM and plan on a noon-time meal so that we have more time to socialize or be able to depart a bit earlier in the day.
We are adding more events this year. So, if you can’t make one of our DOG’s at Hopewell there are some other events you might be interested in. First of all, September 12 – 13 instead of meeting at Hopewell we will be joining the Susquehanna Iron Masters and The Dutch Oven Guys for a Dutch Oven Gathering camping event at Little Mexico Campgrounds which is about a 2-1/2 hour drive from the Downingtown area. Check out their website at http://littlemexico.net/. We’ll post other events as soon as we get the dates confirmed.
Don’t forget to add October 16 – 18 to your calendars. This is when we’ll be at the 2nd Annual East Coast Dutch Oven Gathering. This will be an opportunity to meet other Dutch oven cooks from up and down the East Coast. They’ll also have a 1-Pot Dutch Oven Cook-Off. This will be a fun introduction to a bit of competitive cooking. No stringent rules except for food safety and it should be a good deal of fun. Cabela’s will be providing prizes for the event. Camp Chef will be a sponsor as well as Thermoworks and a few others to be announced later.
We look forward to seeing everyone April 11th At Hopewell Furnace. We meet at the Tenant Quarters. Look for the IDOS banner on Clement Brook Ln off of PA RT 345. Follow the road around to the parking area.