From Farm to Table: Behind-the-Scenes Party Photos

A Coastal Living photo shoot isn't all play and no work. Senior Editor Julia Rutland shares pictures you didn't see on our pages―such as 12-foot ladders and chefs in swimming trunks.

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Julia Rutland, Jean Allsopp, and Edda Pacifico


The day before the big event, Jim Denevan and Katy Oursler visited the local fishers and farmers that provided the goods for the meal. Here, Jim gets instruction on how to harvest and wash mussels from local “mussel man” Neil Cocker.

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