Local Foods Potluck

Painted Turtle Farm hosted the monthly Adams County Local Foods Potluck on Monday night. Over 40 guests attended the dinner, including members of Elizabeth’s CSA, the Local Foods Network, families from PTF, and a handful of folks involved with the college. Displayed around the pavilion were posters from the Lexicon of Sustainability  project, shedding some interesting insight into where our food comes from. It was great to have such a wide range of people gather together over something as intimate and universal as food.

Folks settling down and waiting to eat

Folks settling down and waiting to eat

And boy was there a lot of it! From traditional Mexican dishes to curried lentils and vegan beet burgers, there was certainly a spread of dishes that reflected a little bit of where each person was coming from.

Adrienne and my contribution: a freshly picked salad from our garden.

Adrienne and my contribution: a freshly picked salad from our garden.

After the meal, we gave a tour of the garden to everyone who came out, explaining the history  and how things have changed in the past year or so. It was great to hear how people noticed the changes and transformation PTF has undergone since last summer.

Starting off the tour with a brief history of the garden.

Starting off the tour with a brief history of the garden.

After the tour, it was time to harvest! Community members were free to look around the garden as we showed some of the garden participants how to properly harvest things like lettuce, kale, radishes, and collards.

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Overall, it was a lovely evening and I believe everyone enjoyed themselves. Even the little ones helped out in tending to their beds!
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