Last night Carson and Bees went to the coast to volunteer at a very special dinner. Held at the incomparably sweet Caspar Community Center and hosted by Eat Mendocino, the dinner was a benefit for the Farmers Market EBT (food stamp) program on the coast. Most of the food was donated by local farmers and prepared with aplomb by two incredible chefs and their dedicated team of volunteers. Course after course of food sprang forth from the kitchen in a seemingly unending show of abundance. People were loading up to-go containers by the end of the night so they could continue the culinary experience on a less-full stomach the next day. Particularly popular was the pork and beef roulade stuffed with vegetables and topped with a tomato-plum-thyme sauce, pictured here:
Many bottles of wine poured in from area wineries to be sold at $5/glass, and the silent auction included a quart of our very special Carson and Bees 2014 early harvest honey. All told, the event raised more than $1,500 for the Fort Bragg and Mendocino Farmers Market match programs, which should be enough to get them through the rest of this year.
It was a fun and special event, and we were proud to participate. Carson and Bees is all about giving back to the community that gives so much to us!