Din­ner cel­e­brates on­go­ing part­ner­ship

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The L’arche Antigo­nish com­mu­nity came to­gether Oct. 16 for their monthly din­ner to cel­e­brate a spe­cial oc­ca­sion. Lochaber Grow­ers Co­op­er­a­tive hosted a catered din­ner at the Ari­saig Com­mu­nity Hall in cel­e­bra­tion of their on­go­ing part­ner­ship with L’arche.

Since 2017, Lochaber Grow­ers has been pro­vid­ing L’arche Antigo­nish with 10 CSA (com­mu­nity sup­ported agri­cul­ture) boxes con­tain­ing the fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles of the sea­sons. The event was an op­por­tu­nity to bring to­gether the grow­ers and the peo­ple they serve.

The chef of the night was Gyungbo Noh, who was a cook at the Town House Brew­pub and Eatery and is now a farm in­tern at the Bethany Gar­dens.

The three course din­ner fea­tured the sum­mer and fall har­vest from the Lochaber Grow­ers and Bethany Gar­dens; in­clud­ing corn chow­der, roasted sweet mama squash and beets, a salad with cherry toma­toes, pulled pork with kim­chi, and a blue­berry crisp.

The even­ing pro­ceeded with the warm at­mos­phere as­so­ci­ated with L’arche’s gather­ings as birthdays, news, and up­com­ing events were shared.

“A sim­ple life is one of the core val­ues of L’arche and sus­tain­abil­ity, and sup­port­ing lo­cal is part of this sim­ple life,” L’arche com­mu­nity leader Beth Wolters said.

“To then share a meal with those who grew our food and pre­pared it with such in­ten­tion, was a gift.”

L’arche mem­ber Eileen Garvie added, “I liked the meal and I liked the peo­ple … all from the farm.”

The event was or­ga­nized by Amy Buck­land-nicks, who is an in­tern with Lochaber Grow­ers as part of the Job Creation Part­ner­ship Pro­gram with the Government of Nova Sco­tia. Dur­ing the sum­mer, she also or­gan­ised cook­ing demon­stra­tions at the five L’arche homes.

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Donny Mac­in­tosh (left), Sachan Sar­wal, Jochen Ruebener, Carol Anne Boyle, Woorim Jung, St­effi Drech­sler and Beth Wolters en­joy­ing the din­ner.

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