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Harvest at the Commons 2019


There is something to be said about northern Michigan’s incredible fall harvest.

You can be part of Michigan’s largest farm to table dinner – .

The Groundwork Celebration brings together friends, family, farmers, and communities to enjoy a meal with entertainment.

This year’s event is Saturday, October 12th at the .

To learn more about tickets, .

Chef Fred Laughlin stopped by the Heritage House Kitchen to make a savory, harvest inspired meal.

He shared the recipe with us:

Zucchini and Roma Tomato Marinara

  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Zucchini (sliced thinly)
  • 1 lb. Roma Tomatoes (diced medium)
  • 1 onion (diced small)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small green pepper (diced medium)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Basil


  1. Heat a sauté pan and add olive oil.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
  3. Add zucchini and sauté lightly.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook until a sauce forms.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and fresh basil. Simmer lightly and serve over fresh pasta.

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