There's nothing like a gathering on a late summer day with friends - old and new - to break bread and share delicious food grown and prepared by neighbors. That's what 80+ people (mostly Granite City Grocery owners) did on Sunday, September 15th at Currier Park. Pictures and appreciations follow!
Rich Mears of Forest Road Beef poses with his very own GCG pin after delivering 55 lbs of grass-fed beef for hamburger.
Emily Kaminsky outside of Capital Candy; Capital Candy generously donated plastic and paper supplies for the event.
Regan Howard and Joe Paquet pose at the Paquet Farmstand. Their sweet corn was grilled and tasty!
GCG Owner and NECI student Rick Beun, fellow NECI student Lisbeth, and GCG owner Matt Bowser prepare the food at the Mason Lodge for the cookout. Thanks go to Mark Tatro - both for storing our meat at Tatro's ACES - as well as allowing us to use the Mason Lodge's kitchen!
Many volunteers helped out on the two grills (one provided by the Barre American Legion and the other by Mark Tatro). Pictured here is Stephen Sanders from Uniontown, PA - visiting his daughter and chair of GCG board Emily Kaminsky for the weekend.
LePage Organic Farm veggies - all donated by Alan LePage - were grilled to perfection by Lisbeth from NECI.
Food was setup and ready to go by 4:30 pm thanks to the hard work of volunteers in and out of the kitchen! Gayle Poinsette & Garth, Barbara De Angelis and guest, Chris Riddell, Terri Jordan and the Kaminsky boys all pitched in to make salads, salad dressings, sautee veggies, and make maple lemonade!
Winnie McCormick (pictured here), Katie Lane-Karnas, Nick Landry, Dan Stein, Terri Jordan, and Emily Kaminsky staffed the info table - handing out buttons, name tags, collecting owner share payments, and passing out flyers.
Dan Stein's first taste was delicious!
Clean up was swift and smooth thanks to a dozen volunteers! Pictured here, Nick & Bruce Landry remove tables and chairs borrowed from the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Additional thanks are in order to many more vendors and supporters who made this event possible:
- Campo di Vino
- Vermont Bean Crafters
- Red Hen Baking
- Colatina Bakery
- Vermont Creamery
- Cabot Creamery Cooperative
- Barre Tech Bakery
- Dunkin Donuts
- Spaulding High School
And, literally dozens of volunteers who made light work of setup and clean up.
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