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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2nd Dinner in the Grove - Fox Farm - Supporting Grow Riverside Conference - Preparing for the event.

The 2nd Dinner in the Grove dinner was held at my farm last saturday.  The tickets were 75.00 a person and only 65 tickets were available.   The dinner sold out in 2 weeks.    RUSD - Riverside Unified School Districts chefs prepared the dinner using vegetables from my farm and other local farms.

We spent all day Saturday setting up the tables, bar, lights and preparing for the event which started at 6:30 that evening.

Here are images of the tables in the progress of being set and decorated with plants and flowers from the farm.  The last picture shows the tables all set with plates and decorated.

Here's some images of us setting up the bar area.   We hung some cafe lights in the old pepper tree by the pond and made that the bar area.   There was a open bar with wine from Galleano Winery in Mira Loma,  CA, and Beer from Heroes in Downtown Riverside.

The food was prepared at the RUSD commercial kitchen facility which is a couple miles away from the farm, but was staged at the neighbors - John and Dorothy Perez, who have access to the farm with a gate.  They are good friends of the owner, so they installed a gate.  The RUSD chef's used their patio to prepare the food.  Here some images of the prep area.