Local farm shops, stores and other growers had sponsored us with an abundance of freshly picked cherries, peaches, nectarines, free range eggs, gluten free cookies and snacks - even a couple of peach pies! Manitoba Harvest sent us a huge amount of hemp heart samples for the goody bags, to that we added pedometers, free physio sessions, yoga practices, massages and a 'fall detox' programme.
Shelly gave a yoga class out in the shade on the lawn overlooking the lake which gave a blissfully tranquil break in the breezy warmth.
Lunch consisted of a Gazpacho, a choice of five different salads; quinoa, chickpea and pear, grilled peach and arugula, kale salad, summer berry and spinach, classic potato and egg salad, with a parfait bar to finish. Helen demo'd a fresh fruit 'power' green smoothie and a cacao, banana and avocado desert so to say there was enough to eat may just be a slight understatement...
In the end we ran over time and still didn't manage to get in all we'd planned to; I hope because people were enjoying themselves. We certainly had an interactive bunch of attendees and so far all the feedback has been super positive - this may have been our first event together but needless to say it won't be our last!
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