By any criteria, the Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner at Holy Trinity Church in Greenport last Saturday evening, was a rousing success! Fully sold out in advance, the 84 seated diners were a remarkably animated and enthusiastic group enjoying a wonderful cornucopia of food.
Even more encouraging, was the almost seamless merging of members from Holy Trinity Church, Church of the Redeemer and the Hispanic Ministry that made it resemble a festive occasion rather than a dinner.
The whole elaborate meal was prepared just about from scratch by members of the three congregations and served buffet-style. The ‘salad to gourmet coffee’ menu featured roasted turkey, stuffing and gravy, roasted ham and gravy, chili, Salvadorian rice, beans, a variety of farm-fresh fall vegetables, some prepared at home and brought in by members of the three congregations, all topped off by homemade pies (ala mode) and wines. You might say “an ecumenical” effort!
Special thanks to the Parish Hall decorators, home-food preparers and the 50/50 Raffle Sellers.
The wines were donated by Lenz Vineyards and fresh vegetables by Sep’s Farm Stand.