Friday, June 28, 2013

In the Field...


“In the Field” dinners are all the rage in California. Small farmers host well known chefs for events in their fields. What we haven’t heard about is “In the Greenhouse” dinners, so we held one a few weeks ago at Kitayama Brothers Watsonville. This was in conjunction with the annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Open Houses. Kathleen Williford of CCFC put together a guest list of local flower growers, food and wine writers and bloggers, other local media and industry people for a fun dinner in the greenhouse.

Dinner was catered by Local Harvest Catering which features all local food. The wine was supplied by Pajarosa and to put it mildly, it was very, very fun. Set among our gerbera daisies, we were able to let our hair down, eat, drink and enjoy each other’s company. Kasey Cronquist of CCFC and Debra Prinzing spoke about supporting local flowers along with local food and wine. We also wanted to press the point that flowers belong on the table along with food and wine.

KB will have more greenhouse dinners for business and pleasure because it is fun and unique. They also help us remember how lucky we are to be flower growers next to Sunset Beach on the Monterey Bay of Northern California. Let us know if you would be interested in attending.