field to vase dinner tour


I was so excited to be invited to the Field to Vase Dinner Tour in Sonoma this year because there's really not much that I love more than a combo of flower arrangements and farm-to-table food!

To give you a bit of background on the event, it was hosted by the iconic Sunset Magazine - specifically their Garden Editor, Johanna Silver - in Sunset's test garden, which is located at Cornerstone Sonoma! (Fun fact about Cornerstone is that I checked this out as a potential wedding venue - it's gorgeous!)

We got a tour of the Sunset garden, enjoyed drinks from local wineries and Prohibition Spirits, a local Sonoma-based spirits distillery. We got to make gorgeous bouquets, corsages, and flower crowns with locally grown flowers too while listening to some awesome live music.

Photo by: Field to Vase

Photo by: Field to Vase

Photo by: Field to Vase

After the cocktail hour and garden tour, we went inside Cornerstone's new barn and had a dinner with long farm tables adorned with gorgeous flower arrangements made by the Homestead Design Collective team from flowers that grew in the Sunset test garden, which we toured earlier in the evening. Dinner included some of the freshest food I've had in awhile - prepared by Ramekins Culinary School chefs. The food was SO SO SO good!

The event is put on with a focus of greens and blooms grown right here on US soul. Sunset encourages readers to enjoy the beauty of what's grown by local farms. Did you know that roughly 3 out of 4 flowers are imported from other countries?! I learned this at the event. This dinner tour highlights the sustainable methods of growing flowers that American farmers practice, which aren't usually practiced overseas.

So, how can urbanites and all flower lovers help?! Do your part to help the environment by purchasing flowers to brighten up your pretty apartments from local farms or vendors that source florals from local farms! Field to Vase hosts these cute dinner parties all around the country. More info here if you'd like to attend one.

xx,

Megan

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