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.
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.
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.
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.