To the Editor:
At Island Grown Schools (IGS), our work to bring healthy food and food education to the Island’s children relies on the support and generosity of our community. Last week, this goodwill was in full force at a benefit dinner for IGS put on by the Sweet Life Cafe.
Kevin and Suzanna Crowell, owners of the Sweet Life and Détente, Chef Carlos Montoya, and Jack O’Malley from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School culinary arts program prepared an incredible five-course meal almost entirely from Island-sourced ingredients. Farmers and fishermen from across the Vineyard donated oysters, lamb shoulders, short ribs, lettuce, ricotta cheese, and more. And almost 70 people came to enjoy this meal together on a beautiful spring evening in Oak Bluffs. Great thanks to the Sweet Life team (they open to the public on Thursday!), our generous Island food producers, and all the supporters who came to the dinner for helping keep this program going for our Island kids.
Noli Taylor, program leader
Island Grown Schools