Just Garden Fundraiser – Success!

December 7, 2011 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

The Miller Community Center Garden hosted a “Secret Cafe” style dinner for the Just Garden Project on Saturday, and it was a huge success! We raised our goal of $1,500, which is enough to build a garden for a low-income family in King County. Together we helped a family feed itself – pretty powerful.

We had two seatings, from 4-6 and 8-10. By the end of it we were exhausted but in that incredible “we just did something important” kind of way. We served five courses, and everything went so smoothly you’d think we had been working together for years. Here is the first course, a roasted beet salad with chopped almonds and pomegranate seeds:

Spooning up course #2, ginger masala squash soup (croquettes in the background waiting to be broiled):

Course 3, mushroom and herb risotto:

Course 4, wild-caught Keta salmon or cannellini croquettes with roasted carrots and sweet potato and Yukon gold mash (by this course people were filling up, but we happily wrapped their food to go):

Course 5, option of baklava, pear cake with rum drizzle, or vegan chocolate cake with Stumptown coffee:

The volunteers taking a moment to enjoy the food we prepared:

Diners at each of the three tables across two rooms (at the later seating):

The organizers at the end of the night, not too much the worse for wear:

Many thanks to our volunteers and donors: Full Circle Farms, The Calf & Kid Artisan Cheese, Loki Fish, Central Co-Op, and Essential Baking Co.

And of course, thanks to everyone who came to support the Just Garden Project by eating great food, building community, and donating some cash!

If you would like any of the recipes from the evening, send an email to: millercommunitygarden@gmail.com.

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