THINK Together‘s “Nurturing Our Future: An Elegant Farm-to-table Event,” featured several local artisans and was held at the historic Burrage Mansion inRedlands. The Farm-to-Table event was sponsored by Ralph’s/Food4Less.
“Thank you to all who made this event so successful,” said Erin Brinker, THINK Together’s Executive Director for the Inland Empire. “It’s not often that you get to enjoy gourmet food in such an elegant setting and help our children achieve their full potential at the same time.”
Personal chef Lee Burton, John Shrader from the Cooking Block, Chef Roberto Argentina from Farm Artisan Foods and Olive Avenue Market served up some delicious food and shared tips on how to prepare similar dishes.
Tying into the event theme, Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society also participated by demonstrating container gardening.
Urban Growers of heirloom starter plants, produce and flowers and Rolling Hills Herbs also supported the event by demonstrating urban farming practices and giving away aromatic sweet peas to attendees as well as herbal infused water.
San Bernardino County master gardeners were also in attendance to answer any gardening questions. They talked a lot about the benefits of composting with attendees.
The funds raised from this event will help support THINK Together’s academic success in the Redlands, Rialto and Colton Unified School Districts, which consists of 39 schools with more than 80 students in attendance afterschool at each school site.