As the sun set over the giant pumpkin in FortWhyte Farms’ West Garden on Thursday, September 14, laughter rang through the air. The 2017 Harvest Supper had begun!
Community supporters and friends bundled-up to enjoy a delicious feast prepared by the chefs at Diversity Food Services, and boy did they enjoy a treat! Everything about the meal was fresh-from-the-farm perfection, from the vegetables that were grown within sight of where they were being enjoyed, to the Berkshire-Tamworth pig carving station.
The agrarian charm of the event itself was enough to make the guests squeal with delight. Junior Staff at the farm led games like chicken poop bingo, horseshoes and learn to lasso, which provided many participants with great fun as they visited with new friends and old, (not to mention the Harmony Honey favours that they took home if they won!). Local fiddlers Skulk and Scurry serenaded the guests throughout the evening, and under the stars some spontaneous good-old country dancing broke out! With rusty spades, wildflower bouquets and company that couldn’t be beat, the evening was a night to remember for all.
All proceeds from the supper supported youth engaged in healthy food programming and employment training at FortWhyte Farms. We are incredibly grateful to all of our community partners who helped us raise funds, create awareness and build community through this event.
· Harvest Season Sponsor – Central Veterinary Services
· Harvest Champion Sponsor – TD Bank Group
· Menu Sponsor – MacDon
· Supporters – Day Dream Linens, Dogwood Coffee, Cramptons Market, Boreal Wildcraft …as well as our generous raffle prize donors.
From all of us, thank you!