Garden Party Potluck
celebrating the garden... in the garden!
Washington Youth Garden is continuing its 45th year celebration with a brunch potluck at the lawn by and in the Youth Garden on June 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event will include fresh brunch dishes and beverages featuring herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown in the Demonstration Garden.
Bring your favorite garden recipes for others to sample and enjoy, all the while swapping recipes, stories, and gardening techniques. From there we will spend the late morning to early afternoon eating, laughing, and celebrating the Washington Youth Garden’s forty-five years of history and evolution. In addition to your potluck dish, please bring a sliding scale donation (whatever you can give) that will contribute to the success of our garden and programs.
The theme of this event is all about getting into the gardening spirit, so dress with the garden in mind! Bring a picnic basket with plates, bowls, and cutlery, and beach chairs or blankets to sit on. Potluck dishes with ingredients from your own garden are highly encouraged!
R.S.V.P. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through the event's Facebook page. If you have any questions, please call 202.245.2709.
Need ideas for what sort of dish to bring based on what will be in season?
Beans (Green, Snap): Dijon mustard roasted beans, Dilly beans
Beets: roasted beets; beet hummus
Blueberries: blueberry balsamic dressing
Carrots : carrot cake
Cherries: cherry berry smoothies (made fresh on our smoothie bike!)
Corn: cornbread; corn pudding
Cucumbers: cucumber sandwiches
Eggplant: baba ganoush
Green Onions, Scallions: green onion/scallion frittata
Greens (collards, chard, kale): sautéed greens with garlic, onions, and peppers
Herbs (cilantro, oregano, parsley, sage, thyme, etc.): herb biscuits
Lettuce: lettuce wraps
Melons: Sliced melon or melon-based fruit salad
Mint: cold mint tea
Mushrooms: mushroom risotto
Nectarines: nectarine and radish salsa
Peppers: stuffed peppers
Peas: peas with mint
Raspberries: raspberry oatmeal bars; raspberry sweetened iced tea
Sorrel: sorrel quiche
Spinach: wilted spinach salad with lemon-olive oil dressing, strawberries and walnuts
Strawberries: strawberry rhubarb pie
Summer Squash: summer squash lasagna
Sweet Potatoes: Black bean and sweet potato veggie burgers
Zucchini: zucchini latkes