Tickets are now available for the Harvest Dinner and Auction Sept. 1 at in Suffield.
According to organizers, the Harvest Dinner sells out early and getting tickets before July 1 means enjoying the night for a discounted rate of $55 per person.
The Harvest Dinner, prepared by the chefs and students of the , uses the freshest ingredients and local produce provided by local partner farmers and suppliers.
In addition to a spectacular meal, the evening includes a silent auction and live entertainment by The Fast Lane Band. The Harvest Dinner and silent auction are FOFAH’s primary fundraising event.
Tickets are available now at $55 per person, if purchased before June 30. Space is limited. Groups of 10 are welcome to reserve a table. Dinner is from 5 to 8 p.m.
To order tickets or for more information, contact The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, Inc. at 860-668-0758 or at www.fofah.com.
The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop (FOFAH) is busy organizing the 10th Annual Farm Fest for Labor Day, Monday, September 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm friends of all ages are welcome to experience fun at the farm such as farm animals, pony rides, exhibits, demonstrations, and contests including the skillet and hay bale tosses.
Farm Fest admission is free. Donation suggested for parking is $5 per car.
“As usual we will have great entertainment, live music, the annual Tractor Parade and food concessions,” said Eileen Moncrief, FOFAH member.
“We are currently recruiting volunteers to work with the Farm Fest organizers throughout the summer in planning the events and exhibits. Also, FOFAH invites you to become a Farm Fest sponsor to help underwrite this event,” she explained.
Hilltop Farm is located at 1608 Mapleton Avenue / Rt. 159 in Suffield, one-half mile from the Massachusetts line.
The Friends are working to preserve the fertile, ecologically diverse and historic Hilltop Farm, including its soils, native plants, wildlife and buildings.
The National Park Service recognized the farm’s historic significance by listing it in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
With almost 2500 feet of Connecticut River frontage; 65 acres of woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, cropland, and grazing land; nesting American bald eagles; 10 buildings and thousands of feet of fencing, the farm requires much oversight and maintenance.