Picnic Potluck in Mandarin!

Join us for a picnic potluck at Walter Jones Historical Park in beautiful Mandarin. The park includes a restored farmhouse, barn, outbuildings, sawmill, nature trail along a riverfront boardwalk, picnic area and restrooms. We’ll be meeting at pavilion #2. The temperature should be in the low to mid 80’s but there’s plenty of shade around the covered pavilion!

Bring a picnic blanket or chair to sit upon in case we run out of picnic table space.

Please Bring...

*A Raw Vegan HOMEMADE App/Soup/Entree/Dessert that feeds at least 8 (Standard pot-luck etiquette: one dish per Adult guest- little ones are exempt)

* No honey in the dishes, please

*A serving utensil

*Bring drinks for yourself

*Please make something yourself, no store-bought trays please!

*Organic if possible would be great, thanks!

Contributions of disposable plates, cups, utensils are gratefully accepted (we don't charge for Meetups) - or bring your own non-disposable dinnerware for yourself so that we won't contribute to the landfills.

See you there!

Dee and Cassia

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  • Cassia

    It was such a beautiful setting to meet with such great people! What wonderful picnic food! Thank you everyone!

    May 22, 2014

    • Sonia T.

      Thanks Cassia! This will be the best Memorial Day Dinner. Thanks again.

      May 22, 2014

  • Cassia

    Here is the easy marinara recipe from the book "Rapid Raw": Marinara

    - 1 c Sun-dried Tomatoes in 1c water until soft (30 min) with soak water
    - 1c chopped tomatoes
    - 1/2 c chopped Carrots
    - 3 T Olive Oil
    - 2 T minced Oregano and Parsley
    - 2 T Nama Shoyu
    - 1 T each Rosemary and Thyme
    - 1-2 cloves Garlic
    Serve over Veggie noodles.
    I added a topping of sliced Olives. I also made a Cheeze topping:
    - 1 cup Walnuts, ground in coffee grinder
    - 1 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast flakes
    - 1 t Pink Himalyan Sea Salt
    Add more Nutritional Yeast or Salt to taste.

    May 22, 2014

  • Sonia T.

    I had a great time and met wonderful people. I look forward to our next meetup.

    May 18, 2014

  • Vegan J.


    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Ben

    is anyone by chance coming from gainesville / ocala direction to carpool

    May 18, 2014

  • Yvonne C.

    Will not be able to attend. Hope everyone enjoys the great weather!

    May 17, 2014

  • Deb K.

    Sorry to miss it. Will be at my daughter's wedding

    May 13, 2014

  • Deb K.

    Sorry to miss it. Will be at my daughter's wedding

    May 13, 2014

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