Recently, staff from Perry Wellness Center attended the second annual Farm to Fork Gala in Americus, sponsored by the Koinonia Homeschool Cooperative. The event is designed to increase public awareness of the benefits of local produce, both from a healthy eating perspective and also as a boon to the local economy.
This year’s even was held at the historic Council House and featured a silent auction, with donated items from local patrons.
After the auction, a delicious five-course meal of homegrown and prepared foods. Our lucky staff members, Jeff Williams, Phyllis Buckley, and Mulkey McMichael, dined on such menu items as Cream Curry Pumpkin Soup, Muscadine Glazed Chicken, and Jamaican Spiced Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, and Zucchini. The end to an exceptional meal was a dessert of Pear and Apple Crumble with Blueberry Drizzle.
The theme for this year’s gala was: “Keep Your Grocery Budget in the Community!” This is a message we certainly promote at PWC, with Rudy’s Happy Patch Market. Its produce consists almost entirely of locally grown farm items.
Other local sponsors and supporters of the event included: DD Country Kitchen, Sweet Georgia Baking Company, Willsofarm, Minor Farm, Pitts Apiaries, Jerrod Brown Produce, Farmland Timber, White Oak Pastures, Greene Farm, Mickey Griffin, Easterlin Farms, Koinonia Farm, Café Campesino, and Still Pond Vineyard.