Last Thursday evening Swansons Nursery partnered with Whole Foods Market for an event to benefit Whole Kids Foundation and we are thrilled that - with your help - we raised over $3400 for the foundation!
Whole Kids Foundation has a clear and important mission: help kids eat better - and enjoy it! To date, they have helped over 44 schools in Washington state alone! The money we raised at the event will go to teacher training and educational materials, plus provide a grant to a local school for an edible garden on school grounds or for all the supplies needed to create a mobile salad bar, which can serve a school for over 10 years!
Naturally, the theme for our August 'Summer Nights at Swansons' event was Eating Healthy from the Garden - something Whole Foods and Swansons are both passionate about! It was a fantastic event, with healthy, seasonal appetizers and cooking demos provided by Whole Foods (I finally know the best way to cut an avocado! Seriously, chef Chad is a genius) and fall veggie gardening advice from our Swansons' experts.
Guests relaxed to music by the amazing local band Caleb & Walter, and played lawn games while sipping delicious cocktails created by Seattle's own Sound Spirits Distillery and Dry Soda Company. It was hard to tell which of the two botanical cocktails was the most popular, the Rhubarb 77 or the Ballard Breeze. Which was your favorite?
Not a cocktail fan? Dry Soda's tasting station, featuring their limited-edition lemongrass soda, was busy offering tasty samples all night and Whole Foods offered yummy infused waters, like basil and peach!
And don't forget the eleven-prize raffle to benefit Whole Kids Foundation. Lucky winners received prizes such as a scrumptious all-chocolate basket from Whole Foods Market, Mariners tickets courtesy of Dry Soda, and a gorgeous carnivorous terrarium created by Swansons' designer Mollie T.
We want to say thank you to everyone who came to the party and raised money for Whole Kids Foundation! We hope you'll join us for Ladies' Night Out, our third and last (for the season!) 'Summer Nights at Swansons' event on September 12th, from 6-9pm. Wine tasting and jewelry shopping, anyone?