Since 2009 Wakeman Town Farm has been leased from the town. The farmhouse has been renovated; a Community Supported Agriculture program is thriving; vegetable and herb beds, chicken coops, rabbit hutches and picnic tables have been built, and a harvest planted.
It’s all happened in just 9 months — the amount of time it takes to grow a baby.
But — like a baby — it takes money to raise a farm.
Green Village Initiative‘s 1st official fundraiser — called Harvest Fest — is set for this Saturday (Oct. 2), from 6:30-9 p.m. at Wakeman Town Farm on Cross Highway.
Mixing organic demonstration homestead with suburban chic, the event is a casual, fun evening under a tent — with cocktails, local fare, live music and a silent auction.
Here’s a taste of what’s in store:
- Pizza from Skinny Pines, sliders from Bobby Q’s, dumplings from Chef’s Table, veggie kabobs from Sugar and Olives, treats from Galaxy Cookies, Chillwiches from Four Flours.
- Wines from local and organic vineyards and Southport Brewery will be on tap.
- Music by Westport recording artist Laura Meyers.
The silent auction includes:
- A cooking lesson for 6 by Pietro Scotti of Da Pietro’s, followed by dinner prepared by chef Scotti.
- A spectacular 32-square foot herb garden, assembled and planted, donated by Sal Gilbertie.
- Gift certificates to The Dressing Room and Le Farm.
- A cooking lesson and dinner for 8, with healthy local ingredients, donated by Alison Milwe Grace, owner of AMG Catering and Events.
- Dinner for 8 at Sport Hill Farm.
- 1 adult and 1 child’s bicycle from BMW of Darien.
- And lots more!
Enjoy the Harvest Fest. Overalls are optional.
(Tickets are $100 per person. All donations benefit the farm, and enable GVI to continue to support local environmental and community change. To order tickets, click here or call 203-227-5320.)