Farm-to-Table Luncheon

The GARD Center held its inaugural Farm-to-Table Luncheon at the Gilbert Agro-Heritage Center, Mercers Creek, on Saturday, 18 April 2015.  This exquisite, unique, outdoor dining experience was enjoyed by over 140 visitors.
Guests seatedGovernor General MinglingThis fundraiser planned as part of the Center’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, was aimed at raising money for the continuation of the Center’s operation and to implement subsidized training courses for vulnerable youth.
IMG_20150419_021926IMG_20150419_024007Delicious local meals were prepared by our local volunteer chefs, Caleb; Jarvis; Simon; Simpson; with local produce grown and supplied by our farmers.  Even the centerpieces on the tables were ‘tastefully’ done, and created with locally grown vegetables.
Ebonites Steel pan
Excellent music was provided by the Cool and Smooth Ebonites Steel Orchestra and DJ Riddim Master.
Fisheries Tasting StationThe Fisheries Division provided tastings of Squid chowder and Conch chowder; Squid patties and Smoked Doctor Fish, much to the delight of everyone who was curious enough to try the various delicacies.
Greeting of Guests
The GARD Center looks forward to hosting its second Farm-to-Table Luncheon, early in 2016, and we look forward to having you join us.
Many thanks to all of our volunteers, advisors, farmers and chefs, who gave so generously of their produce, time and talent.  The Center also wishes to thank Corporate Antigua and Barbuda, the Friends of GARD Center, and those who sold and/or purchased tickets, or contributed to this fundraiser in any way.