We’re excited to celebrate the bounty of the Garden for the Community with our friends from the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) on Thursday, August 11 at our third annual Evening in the Garden! The event will be held under a tent outside the Garden for the Community (off Route 896 in Newark behind the Girl Scouts building).
The evening will feature garden-fresh foods prepared by from our culinary team, wine and beer tastings from local wineries and breweries including Paradocx Winery, Victory Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. In addition, there will be tours of the garden, ice cream from the UD Creamery and a great assortment of raffle items from local businesses!
The evening’s menu features foods straight from the Garden for the Community. Our culinary team will serve Gulf shrimp and cucumber soup, flame-broiled vegetable terrine, juice watermelon and Grecian feta salad, summer sweet corn and Chesapeake crab salad, Indian eggplant parmesan rolls, slow-roasted chimichurri chicken with fried okra, fresh triple berry trifle and more.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Royal Palm Steel Band.
“We’re proud to be able to continue our partnership with the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” said our President and CEO, Patricia Beebe. “Last year close to 170 guests had a
wonderful time touring the garden, tasting local wines and enjoying a fresh menu straight from the garden. We hope that this year more members from the community are able to join us to help raise money for Delawareans who are struggling to put meals on the table.”
“The Garden for the Community represents the core mission of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources—helping to feed the world in a sustainable manner,” said Tom Sims, deputy dean of CANR and the T.A. Baker Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry. “During 2009 and 2010, the Garden for the
Community produced more than six tons of fresh produce. The goal is to have an even more bountiful harvest in 2011.”
Tickets for the event are $40/person or $15/student (must show student ID). The price includes dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. To purchase tickets, please contact Kim Kostes at (302) 444-8074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is also available at http://www.fbd.org/an-evening-in-the-garden/. Guests are also asked to bring a bag of nonperishable goods to assist the Food Bank in meeting increased demands for food assistance.
To learn more about the Garden for the Community, please visit http://ag.udel.edu/communitygarden/.