When: Sunday September 20, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Come and celebrate all that is local and abundant! Join us for an evening celebrating the fall harvest and building community in the Gardens at Elm Bank! Showcasing the best of local agriculture and seasonal heirloom foods, come share a place at our tables enjoying fine open-air dining, hand-crafted beverages, and music and dancing under the goddesses in the Maple Grove! Twilight tours of the gardens will lead to us to gather together for a festive seated dinner culminating in a magical illuminated candle labyrinth!
The evening will begin with sampling heirloom vegetables and locally produced artisanal beverages and specialty tours of the Garden to Table spaces throughout Elm Bank from 5-6pm. As we take our seats along the harvest tables at 6pm, celebrity chef Mary Dumont will prepare a dinner sourced from local farmers and our own gardens at Elm Bank! At 7:30, we will be treated to enticing desserts, and music and dancing in the Maple Grove as a stunning luminary labyrinth, created by Martin Grealish, lures us to the Asian and Temple gardens! Mary Dumont has been featured in Food and Wine and on Iron Chef America and her exciting new restaurant, Cultivar, will be opening in Cambridge in 2016
The Garden to Table program strives to build strong local food systems from the seeds planted to the food grown and harvested and shared within the community. We work to offer high caliber education in horticulture, nutrition, and food production and preparation both in schools and in the Seed to Table and Garden to Table education spaces in the Gardens at Elm Bank. We also work to raise awareness of food accessibility issues within local, greater Boston, and regional communities.
This celebration is a major fundraiser that will help support future endeavors of the Garden to Table program to continue to educate, connect and build strength in our local food system!
Weather Statement: While we are expecting beautiful weather, we have an alternate rainy weather location in our lovely Hunnewell Carriage House.
Individual plates: Members $65; Non-members $75
Recognized Supporter table (seats 8): Members $520; Non-Members $600