Despite the long hours and sacrifices made around here to make this farm a success, we try to remain very much aware of the privilege and opportunities we enjoy. Just as past generations of the Wenk family invested in their kids, we enjoy the opportunity to benefit... many kids! All over our community. We hope you join us and enjoy some delicious food along the way at this two great events that connect kids to good food through leadership and education!
First up is an event in Central PA on Saturday 9/26 hosted by our friends at LEAF Project: "Savor! A Strolling Supper", to benefit the work this great organization does to empower and educate youth through agriculture. We've been a partner farm of this organization from it's inception and are honored to be paired with friend of the farm Chef Carey Ehly for the dessert course in this year's event. See photo and visit the LEAF website for details.
The second event is one we've enjoyed participating in and attending for several years running: Maryland Farm to Chef, benefitting AIWF's Day's Of Taste, Monday October 5th at the B&O Railroad Museum. This chef's competition supports efforts to provide culinary and agricultural education to Baltimore public schools. This year, we're partnered with the Baltimore Bartenders Guild and PlantBar in the Best Beverage competition. It's always a great night out with incredible food and a great vibe - people supporting a great cause. For tickets, just click this link - we'll see you there.
And just because videos are fun, check out some videos about these great organizations and consider joining us in supporting them this year.
Three Cheers for L.E.A.F!
It took a lot of work, sweat, blood, and tears to bring this family farm into its seventh generation of stewardship. In respect of that fact and the privelege I feel, as a seventh generation grower, to have a farm to inherit, we try to give back whenever we can.
And in so doing, we find the rewards come back to us threefold! A fine example of this was our participation in the first season of Project LEAF. Friend of the farm Heidi Witmer has been putting years of effort into getting this project off the ground and, in our opinion, she hit it out of the park. The kids were outstanding and asked terrific questions - they were so engaged when they came to visit us. They worked hard and learned a lot - making cases of value added products from a wide range of our "secondy" farm products. The dinner they served and prepared for the final LEAF Feast was epic and delicious.
I've always said, more than the food, more than the lifestyle, more than pride I feel - the community I work in nearly always wins out as "top perk of the job".