The Vermont Farmers Food Center is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Summer Harvest Fest, Feast and Fundraiser. On Sunday, August 14, 2016 we've planned a wonderful afternoon and evening for you. Guests are invited to arrive at “Farmers Hall” at 251 West Street in Rutland at 3:00 pm for music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and to begin viewing a vast array of donated silent auction items.
You will also see a display of magical “scarecrows” created by well know local artists including Mary Crowley, Norma Montagne, Christine Holzschuh, Karen Seward, Christine Townsend, Ann McFarren, Bekah Fenn, Betsy Moakley, David Moakley, Alice Sciori and perhaps other surprise entries. Their creations will be offered at the auction later in the evening with all proceeds generously benefiting VFFC.
Just before dinner you’ll be treated to an exciting show by the acclaimed Rutland Garden Club. The club will present an “Iron Gardener” contest. The farmers will bring out an undisclosed array of local produce, flowers and vegetation and challenge contestants to create a table center piece entirely from the “store” of materials…. in 30 minutes or less. This show will be much like what you’ve seen on TV in similar chef type events... really fun!
Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will be made entirely from locally grown and produced ingredients. Preparation will be done by the farmers under the direction of Chef Sean Miller of the Foundry, Chef Stanti Schönbächler of the Wallingford Inn, and Chef Steve Lamphere, assisted by students from the New England Culinary Institute and Stafford Technical Center. The menu will include 100% locally raised meats, poultry and produce. Entrees will be available to suit every need including Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free diets.
After dinner there will be a short auction segment dedicated to the artist produced scarecrows and other featured items. In fairness to all, “left bids” will be allowed on both live and silent auction items for pickup after the event.
Tickets are $40 per person or you may reserve family and friend tables for six or eight. Six years old and under free. Tickets available at the weekly Farmers Markets each Saturday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and each Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Rutland’s Downtown Depot Park, or by calling 802-342-4727.
251 West St
Rutland, VT 05701
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