The first part of our Food, Film, Dialogue Events just ended. Food was on the center stage: We hosted two-Farm to Table Dinners on Monday and Tuesday. A short summary: Amazing food, people and a great success.
Below are the goals we accomplished. Stay tuned for the next part — Film: On October 18th, we are showing “Tsunami & the Cherry Blossom” in conjunction with the Colorado Resiliency Initiative (http://www.facebook.com/events/289764474471319/).
1) Raise awareness about the abundance of organically grown, regional vegetables and fruits in season.
A huge “Thank you, Gracias, Danke, Mille Graci” to Miller Farms. With your amazing support, we could feed 55 people. Hey you: Do you know about the sweet Bag Deal you can get on Saturday at the Farmer’s Market? $10 all you can fit in a bag — beets, green beans, onions, squashes, pumkins and more are now all in season.
2) Raise money for local non-profit organization
We raised $512 during the two dinners we hosted plus an anonymous $400 donation. The Colorado Resiliency Initiative still needs more support to pay for the film rights ($800) to “Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”, the space and organization to show the movie. And last but definitely not least, to create the Community Resiliency Mapping System that is now in the works. If you have money to give, please make a donation here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/225094.
3) Slow Advertisement for local business
We are proud to announce that we are working in symbiosis with some high quality businesses. Savory Spice Shop not only provides us with spices, Dan also offered his store yesterday to host the Farm-to-Table Dinner.
Another big shout out to Hazel Dell Mushrooms, who provided the most important ingredients for our Mushroom Sauce: Cinnamon Cap Mushrooms…very tasty!
4) Cook food for the community from scratch with quality ingredients for a price people can afford
Some paid $50, some paid $5. All of us at Chrysalis had a 4 course meal that was made with local and organic ingredients inspired by the traditional cuisine of Germany, Poland, Spain & Turkey.
5) Involve volunteers that enjoy work
All our volunteers for the Event have been absolutely amazing. And not one was tired. In fact, it seemed more that people gained energy from the Events. Let’s keep up! We always look for volunteers, please ask. Look at ze Contact to send us an electronic mail.