September has come and gone, and as mentioned in my last post, it has been a very busy – but fun – semester.
On the 22nd of September I joined undergraduate research assistants Lee-Jay Cluskey-Belanger and Corey Alexander, and Farm To Fork co-founder Danny Williamson at the TasteReal Field Dinner. We were there to promote the Farm To Fork project, and enjoy the culinary expertise of several local chefs.
The event was hosted by Chef Lynn Crawford so you can be assured it was an adventure. The food was incredible, as was the location; a farm in nearby Moffat. Although the weather was chilly and slightly overcast, spirits were high. How could they not be? Beautiful scenery, fantastic food, and a great crowd of people.
Of course, we were there for more than just dinner and to promote the project. As it turns out the TasteReal group had decided earlier this year to honour the Farm To Fork project as one of the recipients of funds raised at this year’s Field Dinner. It was several weeks post-Field Dinner that we learned exactly what this would mean. During the Farm To Fork Launch Party, TasteReal representative Stacey Dunnigan announced that the project would be receiving $1000.
I couldn’t be happier and prouder of the entire Farm To Fork team. The money will be used to help support undergraduate research assistants who continue to develop Phase II of the project.
Thanks to TasteReal for supporting the project. And thanks to everyone who joined us at the launch party. For more info about the Launch event, check out these posts here and here. I’ve included other photos from the Field Dinner below.