"The key criteria for each ingredient is that it be produced in an organic, sustainable way,” says La Prima owner Dave Evans.
College Park, Maryland (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
La Prima Catering, a regional company that offers corporate and special events, will partner with Open Book Farm of Myersville, MD to create a unique fall wedding celebration featuring a menu of grown-to-order vegetables, herbs, and chicken. Dairy products and fruit will be sourced from local, sustainable farms.
“The bride and groom, Jessie Greger and Jeremy Solt, want their special day to reflect their strong support for wonderful food produced locally and sustainably,” said La Prima President Dave Evans. “We are thrilled to help them realize this signature experience.”
La Prima Catering already grows its own vegetables and herbs in a large sustainable garden just outside its corporate headquarters in College Park, MD and is known for its ability to cater elegant, fresh-from-the-garden events. The company harvested more than 1000 lbs. of fresh tomatoes and more than 250 lbs. of basil last summer, and continued to harvest fresh greens throughout the recent mild winter. The company will provide some of the vegetables and herbs from its own garden for this celebration.
La Prima partners with sustainable farms, including Open Book Farm, which will plant the first seedlings this May for the late September wedding menu. Farmers Mary Kathryn and Andrew Barnet are setting aside a section of field as a “wedding garden” just for the occasion to be held in Emmitsburg, MD. on September 29th.
“The key criteria for each ingredient is that it be produced in an organic, sustainable way,” says Evans. “We plan to chart the growth of each item on the menu on La Prima’s Blog, from the first seeds being planted to the chickens being processed two days before the wedding.”
With an objective of minimizing trash from the celebration, most materials used for the reception will be eco-friendly, and will be composted and recycled. La Prima regularly composts more than 1,000 pounds of food waste each week.
If interested in following and sharing this unique “Seeds to Celebration” wedding experience with readers, viewers, brides and others planning extraordinary, meaningful special events, please contact Karen Bate at pr(at)laprimacatering(dot)com or 703-402-2672.
La Prima Catering kitchens operate in five locations throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro regions, providing unsurpassed service that is fast and flexible. The company’s Simple Elegance division offers delicious, contemporary menus for memorable events such as weddings, corporate galas, religious celebrations and other important occasions. Its “Seeds to Celebration” program provides fresh-from-the-garden, elegant and sustainable events that support local farms and protect the environment. The company’s “H Generation” division provides nutritious school lunch programs for area schools.