A Harvest Celebration & Farmers Market Benefit, Massachusetts

The 2010 Urban Barn Dance and Supper

(Cambridge, MA) – On Friday, November 5th from 6:30 – 9:30pm, Mass Farmers Markets will celebrate the 2010 harvest at its 3rd annual Urban Barn Dance and Supper. This lively and delicious event is one of the most important fundraisers Mass Farmers Markets holds each year, and gives guests the opportunity to toast to the hard work of their favorite farmers! Guests will enjoy a hearty locally grown supper prepared by Chef Bob Sargent, and then continue the celebration with live music, contra dancing, and a spectacular silent auction. The Barn Dance will take place at the Dante Alighieri Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge. Ample parking is available nearby, and the event is a short walk from the Kendall Square T station. Chef Sargent, of Arlington’s flora restaurant, will prepare mouth-watering dishes featuring produce from local farms and meat kindly donated by Chestnut Farms of Hardwick. Dessert is courtesy of the Danish Pastry House. Libations will be available at the Alighieri Center’s cash bar. After dinner we’ll hit the dance floor and bring country-style dancing to the city! Musicians Sean Smith, Cammy Kaynor, and Debby Knight will provide lively tunes, and contra caller David Titus will lead us in the dancing (no experience required!). When catching a breath from dancing, attendees can bid on items from a variety of local businesses at a silent auction, including dinner for two at Kendall Square’s own Hungry Mother restaurant or a Couples Cooking class at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts! Tickets to the Urban Barn Dance and Supper are $50 each, and are available at www.bit.ly/UBD2010, or at www.massfarmersmarkets.org. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. $30 of each ticket purchase is tax-deductible and all proceeds directly benefit Mass Farmers Markets, the 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that supports all 225 farmers markets state-wide. Mass Farmers Markets also welcomes dinner sponsors at the following levels:
  • “Golden Watermelon” ($500) ~ includes admission for two
  • “Silver Queen Corn” ($250) ~ includes admission for two
  • “Bronze Fennel” ($100) ~ includes admission for one
More About Mass Farmers Markets Mass Farmers Markets harnesses the power of farmers markets to create healthy communities across the state. Farmers markets strengthen local economies, improve public health, preserve open space, and re-vitalize civic and cultural life in 225 communities and counting. Mass Farmers Markets is the only organization working state-wide on behalf of farmers markets, the communities in which they are located, and the farmers who rely on them as a crucial source of income. We envision a future in which small family farms and local communities thrive because a significant percentage of residents have access to and choose to consume local food whenever possible. We believe that consumers should know the people who grow their food, and that when they do, our communities, both rural and urban, are strengthened. For more information and a complete list of markets across the state, visit www.massfarmersmarkets.org.

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