So most of you know I am an extreme foodie. I often tell others my life revolves around food. So since I have been back home and familiar with the culinary scene here in town, I have been aware of Sweetwater Farm, which is as a nonprofit community-supported urban organic farm and environmental education center in Tampa, Florida. I have been a beneficiary of the farms goodies on occasion from friends of mine who are members of the co-op. What probably pleases me most is knowing the food is fresh and organic. In this world of artificial genetically modified everything, it’s refreshing just to have home grown harvest available.
So when my friend Sanenyah alerted me to a supper club program Sweetwater Farm was offering needless to say I was ecstatic. The delight stemmed from being able to receive a free basket of goodies from the farm to use to host a dinner party for friends. I chose instead to host a luncheon with my friend.
The ingredients were not confirmed until I picked up the box on Thursday afternoon. This was so exciting … my own “Chopped” challenge. I spent a few hours roving the internet looking for recipes which would best utilize the ingredients I received for the Ladies Luncheon planned. My box contained: swiss chard, radishes, lettuce, carrots, turnips, sunburst and yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, golden tomatoes, basil, marjoram, thyme and mint. (I wish I had taken a picture so you could see the plethora of veggies and herbs received). I was also gifted with edible flowers and MY FAVE sunflowers!
The event was a success! I was able to find recipes which highlighted most of the ingredients given. And the folks said the food was good, which I tend to believe since there were not any leftovers.
Lastly and most importantly I was able to raise some money for the farm with donations from our luncheon guests. If you are interested in helping support the initiative of the farm please click here to donate.
Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
* I did not raise quite as much as I would have liked so if you know anyone who would like to host a supperclub fundraiser, I’d be more than delighted to prepare the food.