On Tuesday, June 15th, the Lettuce Link community gathered in Sue McGann’s colorful home for the Spring Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The Lettuce Link staff hosted this potluck in honor of the Lettuce Link volunteers for the time, energy, and dedication they devoted to diverse projects, ranging from teaching kids at Marra Farm to tending starts at neighborhood greenhouses. Volunteers chatted through the night—fueled by stimulating conversation and scrumptious dishes.

The potluck evolved into a feast as dishes blanketed the countertops. A sampling of the menu includes snap peas and carrots from Marra Farm, a spectrum of salads, ginger tofu that disappeared in the first half hour, baguettes and boules donated from Essential Baking, a sunset platter of mango halves and strawberries, and sweet endings of peach pie, chocolate cookies, and coconut milk ice cream. (The only non-vegetarian dish was a refreshing ensemble of rice, shrimp, and cilantro.)

Both dishes and people rotated around the studio and backyard garden. Although the volunteers from Marra Farm, Seattle Community Farm, the Wallingford and Ballard greenhouses, and P-Patch Giving Gardens share the connection and passion of Lettuce Link, they are scattered all over Seattle. Sue’s home thus became a Lettuce Link epicenter that Tuesday evening. The dinner provided everyone with an opportunity to meet the people with whom they have been working. The dinner was not only a potluck for mouthwatering food. People also shared their musings, laughter, hopes, and wishes. At the end of the night, people left with empty plates, full tummies, and new friends. 

Victoria Chang wrote this blog post for Lettuce Link, the organization she is serving with this summer. 
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Annie
07/08/2013 11:00pm

That sounds delicious and also sounds like it's the perfect placement for you since most of the dishes were vegetarian. Reading your post made me hungry!

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10/13/2013 11:38am

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.

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