|Sustainable Soirée: Raising Farmers… Feeding Maine
Live & Silent Auction to Benefit Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Saturday, April 27th, 2013
6:30-10:00 pm / Hors d’Oeuvres & Desserts / Cash Bar
Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine
Lead Sponsor: Bath Savings Institution & Bath Savings Trust Company
Join us for our Ninth Annual Live and Silent Auction, Sustainable Soirée: Raising Farmers… Feeding Maine. This fun event is an annual fundraiser for Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s programs, including the newly-launched Teen Ag Program. The Teen Ag Crew spends the Maine growing season learning a foundation of skills necessary to cultivate a viable vegetable production. In addition to supplying much needed fresh local food to food banks in our region, the Teen Crew members participate in educational opportunities around the state of Maine, they visit and learn from local farmers, tour Maine’s food relief systems, volunteer at food pantries and participate in leadership trainings. We invite you to join with us in Raising Farmers and Feeding Maine!
Our venue for the event is the ever-elegant and proudly “green” Harraseeket Inn of Freeport – learn more about their focus on sustainability here. We will have an exciting assortment of items for our Live Auction this year. Several of the live auction items will be brand-new, including an exclusive “Food from the Farm” package, featuring an assortment of meats and vegetables raised by the Teen Ag Crew.
We will also be offering up a “Full Service Garden Plot” to the highest bidder – planted to your specifications and tended by the teens. Unlike any CSA share, this special piece of oceanfront land will be yours to visit and tend to any time you wish – but will be cared for each day in your absence! Feel free to harvest your fill, and any excess bounty can be donated to the food pantries on your behalf. Perfect for busy professionals who love gardening, crave organically-grown fresh vegetables but have limited time!
Our silent auction features items donated by local businesses and community members. Please contact us if you run a local business and have something you wish to donate!
Mark your calendars, and plan to come to the Sustainable Soirée at the Harraseeket Inn. You’ll be supporting the Farm’s mission “to continue and improve Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s long tradition of sustainable agriculture, education and recreation while preserving its open space.”
Reservations are required and a limited number of tickets are available by clicking here or by calling (207) 865-4469. The cost of tickets is $50 per person, and we are still accepting Host Committee Donors (previously “Patrons”) at the $250 level.
List of auction items for the 2013 Spring Gala is coming soon!