Courtesy Natick Community Organic Farm.
The Natick Community Organic Farm will hold its eleventh annual Harvest Dinner and Auction on Wednesday, September 19 at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481. This is the third year that Wellesley College Club has hosted the event.
The evening will begin with guided local and organic beer and wine tasting, featuring selections from regional and organic brewers and vintners.
The Wellesley College Club’s talented chefs will create a bountiful meal from certified-organic vegetables and fruits grown by NCOF; humanely-raised, organically-fed, NCOF-reared meats; and NCOF honey and maple syrup. Dinner will also feature cheese, fish, beer, wine and produce from other local and organic Massachusetts food producers. Last year’s menu featured a cheese course made up entirely of Massachusetts-made cheeses, fresh locally-caught fish and oysters, NCOF turkey and pork, and desserts made of locally-grown fruits.
Throughout the Harvest Dinner, guests will have the opportunity to bid on select auction items in live and silent auctions, including stays at environmentally-friendly inns, gift certificates to restaurants that support local farms, spa packages, and a number of other environmentally friendly and locally made products. Dave Becker, owner of Sweet Basil Restaurant of Needham, will serve as our dinner host and auctioneer.
Live music performed by musicians with NCOF roots will entertain guests as they enjoy their meal and bid.
The Harvest Dinner and Auction is NCOF’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go to support the Farm, and its ongoing mission of providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education, year-round.
Wine and Beer reservations are $20/person. Harvest Dinner reservations are $80 per person before Labor Day (September 3). Reservations at the door will be $100 per person, space permitting. Reservations for both may be made on NCOF’s website,www.natickfarm.org using a credit card.