Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Harvest Dinner comes ‘Fresh From the Farm’


After a very enthusiastic fundraiser last year, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will once again host its Harvest Dinner with a “Fresh From the Farm” theme. Last year’s party won rave reviews with members and was a huge success on many levels. This year’s Harvest Dinner promises to be the same, and will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Garden Club Clubhouse, located at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe.

“I think last year we surprised members who had not been back to their club in many years”, said Helen DiZio, president. “The energy of seeing old and new friends brought the building to life that night.”

Members enjoyed wine and cocktails on the veranda, then entered the clubhouse to a festively decorated room to enjoy dinner. The dancing started before dinner and, except for a dinner interlude, continued until after three encores.

“People could not get over how delicious the food was. It’s amazing when everyone’s energy and talents come together. This warm and welcoming feel is what our Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is all about,” DiZio said.

This year the club will provide the main entree – a selection of roast beef and fish. Each couple is asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share at the main Harvest Table. Members are encouraged to bring their own wine, beer or other beverages. Coffee will be provided.

Mary Pierson and Susan Marr are again co-chairing the event. “This year’s theme will evoke our culinary and gardening roots – the traditional American Farm! People are encouraged to wear dressed up denim and be very casual”, said Pierson.

The Working Cowboy Band, which has performed at the RSF Golf Club and the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, will be performing cool country hits. Jack and Patty Queen have generously donated a 52 Allis Chalmers tractor and hay wagon for auction. A vintage and classic farm implement, it will be the centerpiece in the garden on the night of the event. A few surprises may be in store as one or two of the Covenant’s local cowfolks promise to “twirl yer spurs” with their original works of cowboy poetry.

Tickets are $50 per person for members or guests. Please send your checks to PO Box 483, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Call Mary Pierson at 858-759-5011 for any questions. See the full invitation and register at Space is limited, please reserve now.