On Saturday, one of the events that I’ve been helping coordinate came together in a barn in Fennville, Michigan.
The Farm to Table event was a dinner held at a donor’s homestead, sponsored by a local market, and organized by SCA board members. The dinner, in comparison to the 500+ person event I worked in July, was quite intimate at 60 people. We started with cocktail hour in the meadow, under a tent.
Then we moved into the barn for a four course meal featuring local food and wine (everything was from within a 30 mile radius) including salad, corn, porkchops, steak, chicken, and cherry, apple and blueberry pie.
Each guest went home with a “six pack for the road”- a six pack holder filled with ears of corn. It was a seriously beautiful evening.
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Being a good intern, I scored my parents a seat at the dinner I am helping organize for my internship this weekend.
The event is a small, 60-person dinner, held at a local, private, farm. It is being sponsored by a local market that basically acts as a (semi-fancy) farmers market that is open seven days a week, and all the food and wine (and even some of the liquor!) will be locally provided, and prepared by an up and coming caterer.
I am really looking forward to this event, mostly because I don’t have to do much for it, besides work the day-of. The sponsors and hosts are handling everything, and basically just giving the money to the SCA (great!). But I am also looking forward to it, because today, I was given this basket to give to my parents as a “thank you” for planning to come. I would say it’s a good indication of a great event to come on Saturday…