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Harvest at Home 2020 Recap

Posted on September 28, 2020

Our first ever Harvest at Home was a success, and we owe it all to our wonderful community of supporters like you.

Five FortWhyte Farms staff members stand side by side in front of a row of sunflowers.

When we first came up with the idea to shift our Harvest Supper to a socially-distanced meal kit, we wondered if people would be on board — the answer was an overwhelming yes. Thanks to the support of our community, we raised $21,171 all in support of environmental education and immersive outdoor experiences for youth.

Thank you!

Each of the 153 meal kits sent out included everything needed to create a delicious gourmet meal, grown right here at FortWhyte Farms and the surrounding area. That means you cooked your own farm-to-table meal, guided by FortWhyte Farms Kitchen Coordinator Owen Campbell through a virtual cooking class.

Sliced baguette, homemade salsa, and a bowl of greens.

Next, countless community members joined in our cause with gifts. Reusable cutlery sets from iReuse2, treats from Utoffeea and Old Dutch, and so much more filled your reusable cooler bags to the brim. 

Wine, desserts, reusable cutlery, a mug, and more are clustered together on a picnic table.

Every ticket holder was entertained with our livestream program. Thanks to Handcraft Creative, you got an inside look at our school programs, FortWhyte Farms, and the Interpretive Centre Renovation, plus front row seats to four musical acts. 

A screenshot of the Livestream on Youtube. Lana Winterhalt plays guitar surrounded by haybales outdoors.

Lastly, we introduced our first ever online auction, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, handcrafted goods, art pieces, and more. Congrats to everyone who won their bid and took home something special, and thank you to all those who donated to the auction: 

  • Falcon Trails Resort
  • Fiber + Wood
  • Hilary Druxman
  • Joe de Simone
  • Kal Barteski
  • Living Edge Furnishings
  • Northlore
  • Nunavut Art Gallery Inc.
  • Nyco Rudolph
  • PJM Cabinetry (Peter Murdock)
  • White Dog Woodworking Design (Eric Gyselman)
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Wood Anchor

Of course, none of this would be possible without the incredible support of our trailblazing sponsors who believed in this virtual interpretation of our annual Harvest Supper.

Stewarding Sponsor

Johnston Logo

Wine + Mocktail Sponsor

Liquor Mart Logo

Beer Sponsor

Growing Sponsors

Autoshow Logo

Pollinating Sponsor

Central Veterinary Services logo

Media Sponsor

CBC Manitoba logo