WELCOME TO THE 2023 HARVEST DINNER & FUNDRAISER!
Saturday, September 23rd | Land's Sake Farm, Weston
Thank you for joining Land's Sake Farm for our biggest event of the year! Your continued support of the Farm and its mission keeps us going and growing. We celebrate you, along with Land's Sake Farm's commitment to local food production, education, hunger relief, and community building. Our live auction items feature amazing vacation experiences, gourmet private dining opportunities, and more. Preview all of the auction items below, and get ready to raise your glass to a year full of health and happiness!
Estimated value: $1,500
Host an interactive tasting and cocktail party for 12 friends! In the comfort of your own home, mixologist Patrick Gaggiano of Horizon Beverage will bring 3 bottles of different top tier tequila and 3 bottles of different premium American Bourbon and taste through these with you and your guests, explaining differences and production process of each. Following this tasting of spirits, Patrick will have 2 cocktails made for an in house Happy Hour, one with tequila and one with bourbon!
The event must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance for a mutually convenient date.
Estimated value: $1,500
Enjoy a round of golf at some of the area’s great private golf courses! You and 2 guests of your choosing will have the opportunity to visit three different clubs, including Winchester Country Club, Eastward Ho! in Chatham, and The Weston Golf Club. You and your two guests will create a foursome with a member of the club.
Golf outings will be scheduled with the club member at a mutually agreed upon time before September 23, 2024.
Estimated value: $3,000
Host a dinner party in your home with no need to worry about the food or service!
Forklift Catering will work with you to put together a delicious meal including three passed hors d'oeuvres, a first course, main course, and dessert. Forklift's commitment to exceeding expectations using the freshest seasonal and local food will make this an evening to remember. This package includes one chef and one manager. You won't have to lift a finger, just your fork!
The dinner must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance for a mutually convenient date and before September 1st, 2024.
Estimated value: $8,465
The Amalfi Coast is an idyllic 30-mile stretch of coastal dreaminess on the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula that’s prized for its dramatic landscape, delicious cuisine, vineyards, lemon groves, cerulean waters, and colorful fishing villages — each seemingly more lovely than the last.
- A 5-night stay in a charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment pleasantly located in Amalfi. The apartment has recently been renovated following the classic, local style and it has all the modern comforts that you will need. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic terrace from where you will enjoy wonderful views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Wi-Fi and air conditioning. (Climbing a staircase is required to access the apartment. The building does not have an elevator.)Your private 2-hour sunset boat tour will cruise along the coast, stopping in front of Positano to soak in the sun as it slowly dips into the sea, for an unforgettable experience and a memory that will last a lifetime. Prosecco and snacks will be offered on board.
- You will have the chance to visit a real lemon farmhouse, walk among lemon groves, and admire the farmers at work. You will visit the workshops to discover the secrets of the preparation of their typical products, from limoncello to jams, to honey from their bees. During the tour, you will have the chance to taste refreshing and natural lemonade and lemon cake.
- Winspire booking & concierge service will book all travel-related details and reservations and can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare, and additional guests.
- Airfare not included. Travel must be booked within one year of the purchase date. The actual travel date must occur within two years of the purchase date. Reservations must be booked 60 days in advance of travel, and are subject to availability, blackout dates (Easter,Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks)
Estimated value: $4,000
The new farmstand will be open spring 2024 and you can be the first to host a private party in the new building in 2024! Experience a summer sunset and the sights, sounds, and rhythm of the farm, with up to 40 of your friends at a Land’s Sake-style party. Celebrate summer, a birthday, or a special event in our architect-designed net-zero building with delicious local food and specially selected wine and beer.
Good for a mutually agreed-upon afternoon or evening May - August 2024. This 3 hour party includes: Dinner by Blue Ribbon BBQ, in-season flowers, music, wine and beer.
Estimated value: $6,000
Enjoy an 18-course, customizable and intimate Omakase meal for 10 guests, in the comfort of your home, office, or event space. This performative, chef-lead dining experience features live preparation of sushi with fish sourced around the world. Sit back and watch as Omakase chefs prepare an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your guests.
Ten Homakase is a premium and private Omakase offering from renowned Sushi Chef and co-owner Daniel Kim, alongside seasoned industry individuals and long-time Omakase enthusiasts Jake Poznak and Maxwell Weiss. Ten Homakase provides an expandable nigiri course menu and quality-driven add-ons like uni, wagyu, and sake tastings (with kosher and vegetarian options).
Estimated value: $11,165
Breathtaking views from a lush jungle oasis await guests at Casa Angelina’s private villa retreat overlooking the Sierra Madre del Sur coastal mountain range. From sunbathing at the infinity-edge pool beneath wild parrots, to midnight stargazing on the terrace, each space offers a moment to find calm and escape distraction. A spirited surf town frequented by celebrities, there’s more to Zihua than its turquoise waters. From cycling through a rainforest reserve or exploring the Xihuacan ruins, to searching for handmade treasures in the old fishing village, there is plenty to experience beyond the beach.
- Six suites to accommodate a maximum of 12 guests
- Daily hot breakfast
- Infinity edge pool with elevated views
- Private terraces & personal plunge pools
- Daily housekeeping
- Short walk or available taxis to beach below
- Onsite manager
Airfare not included. The package may be redeemed in June, July, August, September, or October 2023 or 2024 pending availability.The winner must contact Casa Angelina by email at Stay@CasaAngelinaMexico.com to officially reserve, schedule and redeem their package.
Estimated value: priceless
Make a Difference – Help Provide Fresh, Local Food to Those in Need
Food insecurity among low income families and senior citizens in Massachusetts is higher than it has ever been. Food prices continue to rise and many seniors have not had the equivalent increase in their annual income. Recently rates have been fluctuating between 21% to 26%, and as of July 2023, an estimated 23.7% of MA households with children are facing food insecurity. The rising costs of housing and other basic needs, like food, are factors that can likely be attributed to the rising rates of food insecurity.
Charitable food donations have been a fundamental part of Land’s Sake Farm since its start more than 40 years ago. Each year, the farm donates 30% of the produce we harvest to our hunger relief partner organizations--such as food pantries, shelters, and food access programs--so that they can distribute our produce where it is needed most. Our partners include Food for Free, Lovin’ Spoonfuls Food Rescue, Boston Area Gleaners, Rosie's Place, St. Julia's Parish, the Newton Food Pantry, and the Weston Council on Aging. To date we have donated more than $1.3 million dollars worth of produce to those in need. Learn more on our Hunger Relief page.
The majority of food that hunger relief organizations receive is packaged and processed. We are uniquely positioned to ensure that people who are food insecure have access to fresh food. Last year we donated 50,000 pounds of produce to those in need, the equivalent of 150,000 servings. With your help, we can share our bounty and feed even more people the healthy, fresh food grown at Land’s Sake Farm.
CHIP IN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A HARVEST GIFT BASKET!
For a $50 donation, receive a "Harvest Buck", which you can enter to win a gift basket of your choice. Your donation helps fund important farm operations and preparation for next season - including tractor repairs and tune-ups, cooler modifications, tool sharpening, truck maintenance, new batteries, and much more.
Private Woodcarving Class for 2, with Matt Day
Enjoy an introductory 2-hour Green Woodcarving class for 2. Learn about green woodworking, including tools, materials, process, technique, and safety. We will talk through the early part of the process - turning a log into a rough carving blank with an axe. Learn safe, effective grips. You will carve wooden butter/cheese knives to take home. Ages 16+, with an option for an alternate project for 11+ . Arrange a mutually agreeable time at Matt’s Newton shop.
Customized Mollygram Design
Customize any monogram, name, or place in watercolor alphabets, including frame. The winner can contact Molly at email@example.com and view letter options at https://mollygrams.com/products/bespoke-monogram-name-or-location-name
Farm Scapes Pastel, by artist Larry Grob
Larry Grob, longtime member of the Land’s Sake community, has captured the gracious curves of a bundle of garlic scapes in a pastel still life on sanded paper. This original work is 14” wide x 12”high, framed in a light natural wood with archival 8-ply mat. A beautiful addition to a kitchen, breakfast nook, or anywhere you want to be reminded of Land’s Sake’s bounty.
Hand-crafted Trivet Made from Land’s Sake Stone
Gerald Croteau of American Stonecraft individually creates these natural trivets, made from stone from the Farm. It is safe for hot casseroles, to chill in the freezer, or to use as a coaster, below plants, or with candles. The polish is a subtle, honed, semi-gloss finish making for a gorgeous, calm aesthetic.
Private Open Farmyard
Enjoy a private Open Farmyard session with Land’s Sake educators! Activities include story time, picking and planting in the Education Garden, exploration in the chicken coop and more! Includes 2-hour private Open Farmyard session for up to 6 children. Activities geared for ages 2.5 through 10. Must be used October 1, 2023 to August 1 2024.
Professional Family Photo Shoot on Land’s Sake Farm
Bring your family to the farm for a private photo session with professional photographer Kelly Cammerota. Includes a 1-hour photo session at Land’s Sake Farm plus 25 edited digital images in an online gallery. Just in time for the holidays! Session must take place on a mutually agreeable date before September 1, 2024.
Custom Floral Tablescape or Decor
Land’s Sake's own floral designer extraordinaire, Heather Hilton, will create a custom floral tablescape or interior decoration with a sophisticated autumn or holiday theme. Includes all materials. Heather will come to your home on a mutually agreed upon date, between October and December 2023.
A dozen bottles of wine, chosen by the Land’s Sake Farm Board of Directors
THANK YOU TO OUR HOST COMMITTEE
Emily Griset & Andrew Chin (Co-Chairs)
Jessica & Steve Duncan
Kelly & Jordan Esten
Elizabeth & Nathaniel Heald
Amy & Jay Mofenson
Pam Hess, Debbie Pullen, Heather Hilton, Rebecca Loren, Kelly Cammerota
Proceeds from this event fund ongoing farm operations, provide hunger relief to those in need, and support Land's Sake education programs.
Please contact us for more information on ways to support the farm.