Buffet dinner, fresh from the fields of Katchkie Farm featuring seasonal and local ingredients. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Sylvia Center’s programs for youth in Columbia County.
Cocktail hour will take place from 6-7pm and we will sit down for dinner at 7pm. We hope you will join us for this delicious night at the Farm! Our dinner will occur rain or shine.
Steven Harris & Lucien Rees-Roberts
Rob Arango & Gary Stefanick
John Banta & Daniel O’Donnell
Didi & David Barrett
Elliot Berkowitz & Kelly Schunk
David & Betsy Berliner
Myra & Charles Biblowit
Warren & Lenny Collins
Jerry Croghan & Louis Hedgecock
Cindy & David Edelson
Sheldon Evans & Martha McMaster
Judith R. Fishman
Scott Frankel & Jim Jospeh
Trudy Elbaum Gottesman
Nicholas Haylett & Timothy Husband
Bill Irwin & Martha Roth
Jacob Israelow & Tanushri Kumar
Stephen Metcalf & Koethi Zan
Amy & Curt Middleton
Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger
Ornella Pisano & Pietro Rossini
Paul Shechtman & Bonnie Yochelson
Peter Spears & Brian Swardstrom
Ticket and Sponsorship Levels
Seed Ticket $150
One ticket to the benefit. Supports the purchase of ingredients for 1 Fresh Food program day. $100 of this ticket is tax-deductible. Purchase Online
Root Ticket $500
One ticket to the benefit. Supports 1 year of Seed to Plate program for 1 student. $450 of this ticket is tax-deductible. Purchase Online
Journal Ads $300
An ad buys you a page in our printed journal. Ads due by June 30, 2014. All ads are 100% tax-deductible.
Leaf Sponsor $5,000
Provides funding for a full year of the Seed to Plate program for 1 school in Columbia County. Includes reserved seating for 10; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $4,500 is tax-deductible.
Flower Sponsor $10,000
Provides funding for Fresh Food Comes from the Farm for 3 Columbia County schools. Includes reserved seating for 10; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $9,500 is tax-deductible.
Fruit Sponsor $15,000
Provides funding for one full-time Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm intern, or for Fresh Food Comes from the Farm for 5 Columbia County schools. Includes reserved seating for 10; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $14,500 is tax-deductible.
If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Sylvia Center, contributions can be made here.
Come for the meal, stay for the weekend!
No refunds available.
The mission of The Sylvia Center (TSC) is to inspire children to eat well through hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. Through our programs, children learn what fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare it for themselves and their families. We teach skills that inspire children to establish independent healthy eating habits – so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
On the farm, children learn about their food from seed to plate as a part of an immersive program where they are able to harvest produce, cook a meal and eat together while looking out over the fields.
In 2013, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm reached more than 1,000 children, teens and families — 760 of whom were participants from Columbia County and the Capital District. Also last year, TSC successfully piloted our Seed to Plate program, a series program taught in schools and youth centers that includes a capstone trip to the farm.