Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thanks to all who came to our Block Party!

CT NOFA's Block Party on Saturday was so much fun for us, and we hope (and are reasonably sure) it was fun for all of you who came (and for those of you who didn't come - we have more coming up this summer!)
CT NOFA's president, Bettylou helps move the sheep before the event
A few of CT NOFA's Board members enjoy the evening in the foreground.
The Hickories looked beautiful and it was the perfect summer evening for our party.  Dina lead an informative and entertaining tour of her farm and answered all of the attendees questions about her farm.  We enjoyed talking to attendees about the momentum and excitement building behind Connecticut's sustainable food movement.
Dinner from the Taco Pacifico Truck was shared over hay bales.

We loved this beautiful little herb garden of Dina's.
The tacos were delicious!

Block Party on the Farm!
Cupcakes anyone?

Dinner from Taco Pacifico!

Taco Pacifico served delicious Mexican food, smokey beer, courtesy of Southport Brewing Company and organic wines donated by Cellar XV.  Not a cupcake remained by the end of the night, due to their tempting flavors and  sweet presentation by The Cake Box.  Bill Duesing closed the evening with remarks about CT NOFA being 30 years strong, and the need to create 1000 more farms like the Hickories in order for Connecticut to feed itself and provide food security for its citizens in the future.

A special thanks to our headlining sponsors:
 Our regular sponsors:
 Hines & Associates ~ Landscape Architecture

And to businesses that donated food and drink!

Join us for our next Block Parties!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ledyard, CT 

Saturday, September 15, 2012 
New Britain, CT

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming Block Parties!

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