A night of farm-to-table fare at the Clarkston Family Farm - The Indian SCENE

A night of farm-to-table fare at the Clarkston Family Farm

The Gala benefitted the Pathways to Possibilities Project, which provides greater accessibility to the farm spaces for people of all ages and abilities

Photo credit: Nicole Reno Photography Styling credit: Fête & Finery
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The Clarkston Family Farm hosted their inaugural fundraiser, The Garden Gala, on Friday, September 13. The Gala benefitted the Pathways to Possibilities Project, which provides greater accessibility to the farm spaces for people of all ages and abilities. Funds raised were put to use the very next morning to install a handicap accessible ramp to one of their main event rooms.

Photo credit: Nicole Reno Photography Styling credit: Fête & Finery

“Since the creation of our educational farm in January of 2017, our team has worked extremely hard to create an attractive, productive and unique farm, garden and teaching spaces,” said farm president, Chelsea O’Brien. “We feel it is of paramount importance to allow for safe and dignified access to these places of beauty and learning for all individuals regardless of their age or ability. We hope our community will continue to help us reach the goal! The Garden Gala fundraising event at our farm was a great first step.”

This seated semi-formal dinner brought together a community of prominent local figures and corporate sponsors that dined together over fresh farm to table fare, with a special menu created by The Fed’s executive Chef, Jakobi Voorheis. The multi-course menu was inspired by the farm, as much of the produce was harvested on site.

Guests dined under string lights at a 90 foot long table, adorned with handmade garland runners harvested from the abundant willow on the farm, endless dahlias from a local grower, and of course, abundant food, much of which was cooked just feet away from the dining table.
Photo credit: Nicole Reno Photography
Styling credit: Fête & Finery

The meal was served by many of the Farm’s regular student participants, and included live music and entertainment by a talented student musicians, singers, and even a popular child comedian.

The Clarkston Family Farm is a non-profit educational farm committed to serving children of all ages and abilities. In teaching the next generation about where their food comes from and the value of the natural world, they are in the process of creating better access to their farm and garden spaces through the Pathways to Possibilities Project. To learn more about the Clarkston Family Farm or donate to this project, please call (248) 302-6426.
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