Aug. 24, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – If consumers have ever wondered what it would be like to step into a flower greenhouse and be surrounded by thousands of flowers in bloom, they now have their chance.
Petals & Plates is a new series of farm dinners that aim to put the focus on local flowers, the farmers that grow them, and their importance in Ontario’s agricultural landscape.
A 100-seat harvest table, beautifully designed by a local floral designer will be placed in the middle of a commercial greenhouse in full bloom.
A delicious floral themed, locally sourced seasonal meal will be served by a local chef, preceded by a cocktail hour with floral drinks, local beer and wine, and a tour of the greenhouse.
‘A COMPLETE SENSORY EXPERIENCE’
“Each dinner will be a complete sensory experience, yet unique from each other in that the table will be surrounded by a different crop of flowers,” said Jesseline Gough, marketing coordinator at Flowers Canada (Ontario). “These dinners are a celebration of local flowers, food, wine, and the people who produce these wonderful things for all of us to enjoy.”
By including a brief tour of the facilities before being seated to dinner, guests can experience the age-old art, and modern sustainable practices, of being a flower farmer in Ontario.
“The best thing about this type of dinner is that guests can mingle with farmers, florists and fellow flower lovers, eat amazing locally sourced food, and hear and share stories about why buying local is a movement worth celebrating.”
Hosting the dinners are Rosa Flora (Sept. 16), Van Geest Bros. (Oct. 14) and Cosmic Plants (Oct. 28).
Ready to reserve a spot for you and your friends at the table? Visit www.petalsandplates.ca today for tickets and more details. You might not want to wait long – tickets are expected to go fast.
ABOUT FLOWERS CANADA ONTARIO
Flowers Canada Ontario Inc. (FCO) is the provincial trade association representing growers of cut flowers, potted plants, bedding plants and propagative material. FCO represents nearly 200 flower growers across the province on several issues including: government relations, crop management, environment, research and development, international trade, human resources, and marketing via the pickOntario brand.
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