I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful Farm to Table dinner last week.
The event raised money for the Block Island branch of the Nature Conservancy.
It was held on a stunning piece of preserved property, showcasing the benefits of conservation.
My friends on the committee let me help set up for the event, so I got a lot of behind the scene shots!
Local Block Island vegetables, flowers and fruit decorated all of the farm tables for the 100 guests.
It was amazing to watch all of the raw island ingredients assembled into the beautiful decor inside the tent!
Getting ready to set the tables.
The committee hard at work.
I kept ditching my responsibilities to go look at the view….
The evening turned out to be stunning.
Mother Nature definitely cooperated after a few thunderstorms rolled through in the afternoon.
The Farm to Table committee (chaired by Gail Ballard Hall and Kate Butcher) and the Nature Conservancy did an incredible job organizing this party.
More than 43% of Block Island has been preserved. With events like this, hopefully that number will increase.
All of the food served at the dinner was local to the Island.
The signature cocktail was flavored with freshly picked blackberries.
BI rocks turned into place cards.
The night was a HUGE success!
Even the sunset cooperated.
Thanks for a wonderful evening.
the wry home