Last Thursday evening (I know, I'm so behind this week), Matt and I received last minute tickets to the Harvest Feast, a fundraiser for a local non-profit that supports one of our favorite farmer's markets (East Lake) as well as an after school program and several other empowering ministries. Basically it was a time to gather in community and enjoy a meal cooked from fresh vegetables grown and harvested by local farmers (who were also present at the meal I might add).
The event was held out at Ruffner Mountain and as you can see from these pictures the view and weather were just perfect. It was a beautiful place to dine outdoors.
I didn't take any pictures of the actual food (sorry Jillian) but it was incredible. We began with appetizers of tomato tarts, fresh jams, jellies, and salsas, and some sort of zucchini quiche. The actual meal consisted of two different types of salad--one with zucchini and apples and another with fresh spinach and butternut squash. In addition, there were sweet potatoes au gratin, squash casserole, greens, & home made bread (with the most delicious butter spread made up of fresh blackberry jam & basil...yum). We topped off the evening with zucchini chocolate cake. It was an unbelievably delicious (and veggie friendly) meal.
We are so thankful for all of the hard work going on at East Lake and loved being a part of the celebration of their ministries!