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From the farm to the table

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Ann Hayles (left) and Melissa Walter show off their own versions of a black and white outfit.
Petagaye Perkins and Jheanelle Horne pause for photo. Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
From left: Karl Blythe, Angela Brown Burke, mayor of Kingston and St Andrew, and her husband, Paul Burke, share laughs. Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
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Cathy Risden, Gleaner Writer

Scores of government officials and members of the private sector showed up at the Grog Shoppe Devon House in support of the 'Farm to Table' fundraiser dinner last Thursday.

"Eat what you grow and grow what you eat" was the mantra for the evening as a variety of produce, food fresh from local farms was provided by friends of MP Joylan Silvera of western St Mary.

Silvera said that the idea developed when close friends and associates of his constituency decided to introduce the legacy of St Mary to Kingston. "St Mary is a fruitful constituency. If you look around most, of the people here have a little country in them, so everyone can relate," he said.

Among those present were ministers Bobby Pickersgill and Noel Arscott; Dr Morais Guy and President of the Senate Floyd Morris, along with private-sector representative Charles Johnston and guest speaker Dave Cameron, president of the West Indies Cricket Board

The initiative was in aid of enhancing the literacy programme in St Mary.