Field to Vase Dinner, Washington

I’ve been hearing about the Field to Vase Dinner Tour all summer long and have been waiting anxiously for it to come to Washington! On September 12 the day finally came and the lovely dinner took place at Jello Mold Farms in Skagit Valley.

What an evening it was; perfect weather, the amazing evening light seemed to cast a spell over the farm, the floral centerpieces were met with oohs & aahs, the wine flowed, the food was passed, the conversation filled the evening air.

Andy, Diane and Dennis - the hardworking farmers of Jello Mold!

Andy, Diane and Dennis – the hardworking farmers of Jello Mold!

Jello Mold Farm Dahlias

Andy walking thru the Dahlias

Field to Vase Dinner

Erica of Botany 101 setting the table before the guests arrive

Field To Vase Dinner

Our delicious dinner menu

hemp in floral design

Do you spot something different in the foliage here? Look closely. Yep, that’s hemp leaves.

Jello Mold Farm Dahlias

Field to Vase Dinner

Here they come! Debra prepares the registration table as the guests start to arrive for the Field to Vase Dinner!!

Dahlias at jello mold farm

Terra Bella Floral Design

I am completely smitten with this design by Melissa of Terra Bella Floral Design! Somehow Melissa designed this on top of the pitchforks without the use of floral foam! I didn’t get the chance to ask Melissa how she did it, maybe she used Floral Soil??

Terra Bella Floral Design

Terra Bella Floral Design

Terra Bella Floral Design

Jello Mold Farm

Did you know that in addition to growing amazing flowers, Dennis can also sing and play the guitar??

Terra Bella Floral Design

Top left of the arch is decorated with this beautiful display

Wine bottles

Wine!

wine

sure, I’ll have some of that!

Jello Mold Farm Dahlias

The table is set and welcoming the evenings guests

The table is set and welcoming the evenings guests

Melissa of Terra Bella

Melissa of Terra Bella lights the candles

Field to Vase Dinner

Dinner is served

Field to Vase Dinner

Passing food

Field to Vase Dinner

The light, the food, the flowers, the people ..

Field to Vase Dinner

The sun was going down and it cast the most amazing light over the guests enjoying dinner

Field to Vase Dinner

The sun goes down, the camaraderie goes up!

floating candles

Dining by candlelight

Thank you to Kathleen Williford, Field to Vase Tour Manager, Kasey Cronquist of CA Cut Flower Commission, Debra Prinzing and Diane & Dennis of Jello Mold Farm for organizing an amazing evening.
Thank you to all the flowers farmers who are part of Seattle Wholesale Growers Market and donated their gorgeous flowers for all the guests to enjoy!
Thank you to Melissa and Erica of Terra Bella Flowers for designing all the gorgeous floral arrangements.
Thank you to Chef Erik Johnson of Capitol Cider for a fantastic 5-course meal.

There’s only one Field to Vase dinner left for 2015 and it’ll take place this week in Detroit, Michigan. Stay tuned as I would imagine the 2016 schedule will be posted shortly, I will definitely post it here on Flirty Fleurs and I highly recommend attending one when it comes to your city!

I leave you with one last picture of two very awesome people –

Jello Mold Farm

Diane and Dennis

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Comments

  1. I love that pitch fork design! Absolutely beautiful and so much fun…also, slightly dangerous looking! Your photos are incredible. Beautifully set table…I want to be there!

  2. Kathleen is a true delight!

  3. Beautiful photos and a wonderful post. It was great to finally meet you and have you join us on this inaugural tour. It was a magical evening on Diane and Dennis’ flower farm. The weather could not have been better.