They called it "Field to Fork."
It was the annual Jewel Event celebrating the Orange County Great Park. Chaired by the park's foundation director, Teddie Ray, a June 22 evening under the stars attracted a sell-out crowd to the park's Food + Farm Lab.
Guests began the Saturday night celebration with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while previewing a massive silent auction. Organizers went to great lengths to stress the Great Park's agriculture program at this year's Jewel event and emphasize the importance of fresh, locally grown organic foods, which was the theme of the evening's dinner that ensued.
Appropriately, the evening's meal was served "farm style" at long communal tables set up on the park's green. Great Park foundation Chairwoman Marian Bergeson of Corona del Mar welcomed the crowd, who sampled a selection of vegetarian delights and sustainably sourced seafood. The American folk band Skyline Drive entertained, as guests sampled tray-passed desserts and left the dining tables for a dance under the stars, part of the Great Park's tradition.