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FIELDS OF DREAMS Two festive al fresco feasts promoted farm-to-table ideology and environnmental conservation. The Farm Girls Supper Club — comprised of Marcia Smart, Courtney Paddock and Kelli Bunch — set up a beautiful tablescape on the lawn at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire. A crowd of pretty people donning garden-inspired attire enjoyed a multicourse family-style dinner, featuring a veggie-packed salad from Sustainable Harvesters and coffee-rubbed flat iron steak. Meanwhile, Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar delivered a delicious, tomato-themed Chefs in the Field event at Hope Farms. Highlights included tomato-leaf rigatoni from chef Ben McPherson, and Troy Guard’s tomato acqua pazza, featuring Gulf red snapper cooked over an open flame. Benjy’s and Local Foods chef Dylan Murray whipped up a tomato-pistachio cake for dessert.

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1) Allison Love, Janet Love and Tricia Britt at ‘Farm.’ 2) Kathleen Hotze and Catherine Frank at ‘Farm.’ 3) Coco Luo at ‘Field.’ 4) Sarah Weekley, Selina Stanford, Nathalie Stewart and Kara Trail at ‘Farm.’ 5) Ally Shell-van Koolwijk and Martijn van Koolwijk at ‘Field.’ 6) Jamie Burns, Julie Friedman and Summer Craig at ‘Farm.’ 7) Scott Ache and Ben McPherson at ‘Field.’ 6

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