I had such a great time at yesterday’s Real Food Social I just had to blog about it like…NOW. So here we go…

Like a good movie, a great party is pulled together by a great cast. The directors behind this good food initiative were Ed and Kerri Hughey (who ARE the Well Gro Co.) , with help and support offered by cast members such as Jess Simpson (who offers yummy tidbits on ForgivingMartha.com) and Paige Newton (who shares beautiful imagery on Paige Newton Photography).

What I’m sure was weeks, if not months, of planning and prep culminated into the big event held at Contigo restaurant in Austin – yesterday May 16th.

I got there early, as per my usual, to snap up some setup photos as well as to just get settled into the atmosphere. I’ve had the pleasure of interacting quite a bit with the cast members through the blog-o-sphere and twitter-planes, so I was really excited to meet this array of creative folks face-to-face. Ed and Kerri pulled up calm and composed – unlike the frazzled bundle of nerves I’d be the moments leading up to my own event – and we talked about the circus our lives have been experiencing the past few months. They began unloading plants from JBGOrganic that attendees would get to take home, as well as setup the stage with REAL FOOD posters and Hip-Pop cool buttons that designated you were getting free food and drinks tonight (btw…I wore the carrot one).

Shortly after, Jess Simpson and Paige Newton stroll in nonchalantly (no big deal, we just have like 500 more followers than you and your Metropo-what blog). We talked a bit as well, and by now the beer or two of Alt-eration (I’m just now getting the irony of that), probably got me rambling along a bit too much….sorry guys, I’m a little excitable. People started rolling in, and the event was getting underway. So I pulled out Robin (the name of my camera) and starting taking some shots (not the alcoholic ones)…

The event was a blast. I nommed on some fantastic Contigo fare like Beet Salad, Pickled Veggies, Crispy Green Beans, and their daily fresh Sausage in a tiny baguette. And since this was a social, I did chatter a bit about the great food scene in Austin, favorite restaurants, drinks, and of course desserts (Spicy Boca Negra, you’re going down!). Such a great event! I met a lot of great like-minded people all gathered together for an even greater cause. Which we should talk about for a bit…

Thanks to Contigo, JBG Organic, and I’m sure several others The Well Gro Co. brand has been kickstarted. The Well Gro Co. plans to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by bringing fresh vegetables and fruits to the cafeteria and providing lessons on how to prepare and appreciate real foods in the classroom. It’s time to make some radical changes to who can and who knows how to prepare a good healthy meal. What better time then now and what better place than Austin. Go Well Gro Co.!



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