What a night to remember! Even a little bit of off and on drizzle couldn’t stop 40 of our followers from coming to the farm to enjoy a night of friendship and food at our first ever Farm To Table Dinner event. Nor did it dampen the spirit of the evening at all.

farm to table dinner photosWe can both honestly say that we were simply blown away by the energy level, interaction,and enthusiasm of everyone attending.

It will always amaze us that people drove from far and wide, some as far as 4 and 5 states away to enjoy the evening!

We wanted this event to focus on exactly what Old World Garden Farms is all about – home-grown food and friendship.

In honor of that theme, all of the food came from either our farm, or from local sources in and around our community. In fact, all of it within 30 miles of our farm!

The evening started off with appetizers – including a selection of local cheese made by Pearl Valley in Fresno, Ohio, and fresh breads made by Lucky Cat Bakery from Granville, Ohio. 

The dinner started with a serving of vegetable soup from our garden, cooked for 8 hours in a cast iron kettle over the fire pit. Next, came salad picked fresh that morning from the raised rows of our garden – including kale, romaine, arugula and spinach.

farm to table dinner photosNext for the meal was a choice of locally raised beef or chicken from Olde Village Meats in Frazeysburg, Ohio, along with potatoes and fresh green beans. 

And on each table, a selection of wonderful local wines made by our friend Kathie and Larry from Buckeye Winery from Newark, Ohio.

And finally for dessert – It was a serving of Mary’s homemade apple crisp, made with a few of our own apples in the mix – and a scoop of ice cream from the Velvet Ice Cream Company, made right here in Licking County.  

More than anything, and certainly more than the food, it was one amazing evening to spend with so many wonderful people!

And on that note, last but certainly not least, we owe a huge thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who worked tirelessly to pull this event off! 

We are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who stepped up and volunteered to give of their time and energy. 

To Dustin, who was the grill master for the evening, and to his wife Nikki who jumped right in helping to prepare and serve – Thank You! you are both amazing people. To Jeff – thank you so much for sending the OWG logoed glass mugs for everyone to take home. They were a big hit – and looked great on the table!

To Mary Anne and Carlton – thank you so much for helping us prepare the day before and for all of your work the entire evening! Carlton, you have a job as our Gator Driver anytime you want! And to Mary Lee and Tim – thank you for everything yesterday – we loved having that extra last minute help!!!

To Arlen, what can we say, you showed up and simply went right to work helping everywhere! We are so lucky to have you as a friend! To Nolan, our youngest – thank you so much for taking time out to take photos, set up the music, and fill in everywhere!

And finally – to our amazing neighbors Mark and Beth, and Bev and Craig – all we can say is that we are simply blessed to have such unbelievably incredible neighbors. These four people graciously volunteered the minute they found out we hosting the event, and we simply couldn’t have pulled it off without them! They absolutely showcase what being a neighbor is all about – we love you guys!

We also were very blessed to have Erica Coffman, (Erica Kay Photography), as one of our guests. Erica is the photographer for our Raised Row Gardening book that will be released next February, and she graciously volunteered to come and capture the night for us in photos.

She will be posting a link in the coming weeks for everyone to see her work from the night – and we will be sure to pass along!

Here is a look below at some of our own photos from the evening courtesy of Nolan, and if you attended, please feel free to share any photos on our Old World Garden Facebook page or via email to us at thefarm@owgarden.com

Thanks again to everyone that attended – Jim and Mary Competti


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Farm To Table Dinner Photos

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16 thoughts on “Farm To Table Dinner Photos – A Night To Remember!

  • September 5, 2017 at 6:19 am
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    It looks like a fabulous time was had by all. The table looks fabulous and the food looks delicious! Congratulations on another goal met.
    Looking forward to the next book. ;0D

  • September 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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    We had a great time at your homestead! Love the “chaos to calm” approach you have on life. The food, company and ambiance were spectacular. So glad we got to attend.
    Sonya and Larry
    PS the nice couple at Headley Inn will be in touch with you. They love to connect with local people. We told them their Inn was on your list of local places to stay. It was so cool staying in a 184 year old house. We also visited Mission Oak Garden and Gale Garden on our way out of town. Such a wonderful weekend from start to finish.

    • September 4, 2017 at 10:15 am
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      We are so glad you were able to make it and had such an amazing evening with all of you! We look forward to hearing from the Headley Inn as well! Thank you so much for coming! Jim and Mary

  • September 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    Awesome evening!! Awesome food!! Awesome new friends!!

    • September 4, 2017 at 10:17 am
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      Sandy and Joe – we had such an amazing time and so glad we got to meet you both. What wonderful people you are!!! Thank you so much as well for the Farm to Table Sign – it now has a place right above our Farmers Market sign and is waiting for our next event! :):):)

  • September 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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    What a wonderful, fun evening! Loved your home and gardens and the scrumptious meal you prepared. So happy we were chosen too!
    Tim and Marylee Uhl, Lancaster, Ohio

    • September 4, 2017 at 10:17 am
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      We were so happy you both were able to come and had such a wonderful evening with you and everyone. Thank you so much for all of your help as well! Jim and Mary

  • September 3, 2017 at 11:49 am
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    We will always hold the evening as a fond memory.
    Thank You!!!!

    • September 4, 2017 at 10:18 am
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      Thank you Mel – we enjoyed you and Gary so much, and just had a fantastic evening! Thank you both so much for coming and enjoying the night with us! Jim and Mary

  • September 3, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    what a great evening we had. awesome place, awesome food, and awesome people.. My wife and I had a great time!
    thank you all so much!

    • September 4, 2017 at 10:19 am
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      Thank you Gary – What a wonderful time we all had – will never forget this one!!!!

  • September 3, 2017 at 9:35 am
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    That is wonderful!! I am sure that it was a wonderful time of good food and good fellowship!

  • September 3, 2017 at 9:33 am
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    It looks like a lot of great food and fun was had by all!

  • September 3, 2017 at 9:26 am
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    Wonderful pictures. It seems everyone should have had a great time.

  • September 3, 2017 at 9:11 am
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    Where are you located?

    • September 3, 2017 at 9:32 am
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      We are in Nashport, Ohio

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