Snapshots: West Slope Supper Club hosts harvest celebration in Palisade
West Slope Supper Club’s pop-up “hoedown” party — hosted at Field to Fork CSA in Palisade on Sunday, Oct. 19 — promoted Grand Valley’s variety of tasty fall produce with a casual dinner, music and mingling.
According to Robin Brown, a co-founder of West Slope Supper Club events, locally sourced produce served at the party includes squash, chilis, turnips, lettuce, tomatoes, pears, and more.
“The food was amazing,” she said, with beer from Kannah Creek Brewing Company, wine from Mesa Park Vineyards, and spirits from Peach Street Distillers. “Chefs helping were Nick Santos from Cafe Sol, Zane Lawson from Cowboy and the Rose Catering, and of course Josh Niernberg from Bin 707 Foodbar,” who also co-produces Supper Club parties along with his wife, Jodi.
Three Colorado-sourced pigs were additionally roasted, and food served at the hoedown featured seasonal flavors and taco dishes.
Tickets — which were $25 a head, or $5 for children 10 and under — sold out well in advance and were capped at 250. Funds raised will benefit Mesa Land Trust’s conservation efforts regarding Grand Valley farmland, as well as new local farmers. The final amount raised is not yet known.
“The event was such a success, the feeling of joy was overwhelming,” said Jessica Washkowiak, owner/operator of Field to Fork CSA (an organic-produce grower in Palisade). “I am so honored to have worked with so many professionals for this event. The vibration of the day was positive and exciting. My gratitude is unmeasurable, and we can’t wait to provide more fun afternoons at our farm for the great community of Mesa County. Thank you to everyone who supported this event and to all the volunteers that helped make this a success.”
Washkowiak is also taking reservations for her produce in 2015. For more information, head to her website: http://www.fieldtoforkcsa.com.
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