Archive for March 6th, 2011

GWRLT Spring Auction: Conservation Matters, March 12

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

auctionlogo-color.gifJoin Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) for their annual Spring Auction: Conservation Matters on Saturday, March 12th. Attend dinner and auction at Spring Hill Restaurant in South Berwick, or submit a mail-in bid by March 11th. Among the wide array of goods and services on offer are gift certificates to Black Trumpet Bistro; a brew day at Portsmouth Brewery with Master Brewer Tod Mott; and Kate the Great Imperial Stout. Your support enables GWRLT to continue their work with programs such as Farmland Protection, which has conserved 21 farms and 1,129 acres to date!

 

2011 Spring Auction: Conservation Matters

Great Works Regional Land Trust

Spring Hill Restaurant, Pond Road, South Berwick, ME

Saturday March 12, 2011

Auction and Dinner 5–8:30

Tickets $37.50

 

It’s not just the auction items that make the evening fun! We’re all glad to get out with other people after the long winter and Spring Hill Restaurant & Banquet Center plays the gracious host, providing delicious appetizers and dinner to a sellout crowd. The Silent Auction items are arrayed in the Dining Room and the convivial bidding ends when dinner is served at 6:30 pm. The Live Auction portion of the evening begins at 7:30 pm and is over by 8:30 or so. Our many and experienced volunteers pitch in to make for smooth checkout.

 

Check it all out:

View searchable online version Spring Auction items

Spring Auction Booklet download

Mail-in Bid Form

 

Tickets are $37.50 each. You will get appetizers, a drink, dinner, door prizes and, of course, competitive bidding on dozens of items donated by local businesses and individuals.

 

Get your tickets early. Call the office at 207-646-3604 to reserve and pay by credit card, or mail a check to GWRLT, PO Box 151, South Berwick, ME. We are requesting advance purchase in order to streamline the check-in process. If you can’t make it the night of the auction you can send us a mail-in bid. For more information, call 207-646-3604 or email prnel@comcast.net, or visit www.gwrlt.com.

TuttleFest Coming to Tuttle’s Red Barn, March 19

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

tuttles_colorlogoclipt_12×6_op_255×141optimized.jpgThe second weekend of March promises to be full of fun choices to get out and support local food and agriculture! Joining New Hampshire Maple Weekend and NOFA-NH’s Winter Conference: Localizing Food that weekend is TuttleFest at Tuttle’s Red Barn on Saturday, March 19th:

 

TuttleFest — Come Party With the Farmers!

Tuttle’s Red Barn, Dover, NH

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Noon to 9 p.m.

Donation: Adults – $10, Students & Green Alliance Members – $5, Children – Free

All are welcome regardless of ability to donate!

 

The New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry invites you to a barn-shakin’ fundraising event graciously hosted by Tuttle Farm to help start out new farmers and grow more local food for the Seacoast. Come enjoy live music, food, activities, and more… good old-fashioned fun!

 

On March 19th from noon until 9pm, Tuttle’s Red Barn in Dover will host TuttleFest. It promises to be a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting the tradition of local, family farming. Come eat food from right here on the Seacoast and listen to local bands playing everything from bluegrass to nineties cover music. Meanwhile, llama rides and other kid’s activities will engage the next generation in local agriculture.

 

There will also be booths and tables from local organizations including the Green Alliance and some of its Business Partners – many with local wares for sale. The suggested donation for the entire day of entertainment and support of local farms is only $10, but show your Green Card and pay only $5!

 

This event will be a fun gathering of the community that has supported the Tuttle’s Red Barn for 379 years. Tuttles is the oldest family owned farm of its kind in America and is transitioning to new ownership. The Tuttles family wants to find owners who will care for the farm with the same love they put in to it, maintain its local flavor (pun intended), and grow the attached farm store to include even more local food and crafts. As part of their transition, they’ve enlisted the help of the New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (NHIAF) to organize an event that will raise money to help local farmers grow more food right here on the Seacoast. TuttleFest will help raise not just money, but also awareness of the importance and strengths of local farms and the communities which depend on them.

 

This fundraiser costs $10 for adults, $5 for students and GA members, and is free for children. For more information go to www.tuttlesredbarn.net call (603) 534-5292 or email info@nhiaf.org.