Green Drinks Harvest – Grow it, Cook it, Eat it!

On Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 8pm to 11pm, the Home Grown Food Group shared and celebrated their harvest at the Green Drinks at the Farmer’s Boy on London Road [map].

Exceptionally, our monthly Green Drinks social evening at the same pub – normally on the second Tuesday of the month – had been brought forward by a week, to make it a part of the ten day local food scene celebration that is the St Albans Food & Drink Festival.

“Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! – Green Drinks Harvest” programme

8.25pm – Opening speech by Peter Bloomfield of TSA

8.30pm – Kevin Yelland, the Chief Brewer of the Award winning Verulam Brewery, which is based at the Farmer’s Boy, gave a “Talk and Brewery Tour”. So many people were interested that there wasn’t enough space for all of them inside the small brewery building…

9 pm – Roselyne Masselin, Chef and owner of the local Vegetarian cookery school “La Cuisine Imaginaire” and BBC Cookery author, did a Vegetarian cookery demonstration, complete with tastings. The soup and veggie burgers were truly delicious!

We also had:

  • an Open Gardens photo display by Romayne
  • our Pallet Garden in the pub’s courtyard, replanted by Peter B
  • home grown produce to take away, grown by members of the food group, coordinated by Heather
  • seeds and seedlings, complete with instructions, also from the food group
  • lovely homemade cakes by Amanda Y
  • vegetarian nibbles kindly provided by the Farmer’s Boy

The evening went very well, with a really nice atmosphere throughout. In all, some 25-30 people came, so there were many interesting conversations and contacts made. And always good to see some new people too!

Thanks to everybody who helped make it such a good evening!

You can see a few photos here.

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One response to “Green Drinks Harvest – Grow it, Cook it, Eat it!

  1. Sounds very interesting – unfortunately we will be in Spain so cannot come

    Andrew and helen

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