It's that time of year when Waltham Fields Community Farm holds its annual fundraiser to continue its great work getting healthy food into the hands of the people, including the public schools and lower income folks. These gals (and guys) are super awesome, mightily strong, AND they put on a great party.
Come to Sprout at the Charles River Museum of Industry on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to enjoy great food, beer and wine, live music, and a fabulous silent auction. There's lots of cool stuff to bid on, including sought-after CSA shares at area farms; Red Sox tickets; gift certificates to local restaurants like Craigie on Main, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and 80 Thoreau; Cuisine En Locale's ONCE events; hotel stays in Boston, NYC, and Sonoma; quilts and pottery; even a handmade cigar-box ukelele. As usual, I will be donating a carrot cake. Bidding is likely to be fierce since Husband is joining me at the auction this year, and he loves that carrot cake beyond all reason. (Dude, I can make you one at home for free, stop jacking up the price! ...On second thought, keep jacking up the price!)
Food will be prepared by Newbury College culinary students, which, if last year was any indication, promises to be really delicious. Tickets are $45 for members, $50 for nonmembers, $30 for any third, fourth, or fifth wheels you might bring along (must be over 21). To purchase tickets, go here. For more information, go here.
Can't come to the party? You can still show your support for local farming through the eSprout Online Auction going on right now through Tuesday 4/10 at 11 p.m. Bid on sports, symphony, and theater tickets; getaway packages to Costa Rica, Telluride, and New Orleans; gift certificates to local restaurants like Picco and Posto; and a session with tattoo artist Erik Reith. It's like eBay for a good cause. Have at it!