Just passing on an abbreviated version of the e-mail that was sent out regarding this event. ( I omitted the description of the U-pick raffle which will involve the purchase of raffle tickets separate from the $25 admission fee)
"Celebration of Farming, Food and Community...a fun fundraiser for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Saturday September 20, 3:00-8:00 pm
Dayspring Farm in King and Queen Co., VA
featuring a special dance performance by choreographer and dancer Heather Maloney.
and a delicious farm-grown dinner, dinner music, a U-Pick Raffle and a showing of one of Southern SAWG's renowned farm enterprise videos.
Dayspring Farm CSA member and professional caterer John Lowenthalwill prepare a delicious "locavore" dinner from produce and meatsgrown at Dayspring Farm, and by Jason at nearby Four Winds Farm. Astring quartet including another CSA member will provide live dinner music.
Stay after dinner for a showing of one of Southern SAWG's NaturalFarming in the South video series, offering a virtual tour of one of the South's most innovative family farms.
Registration for the celebration is $25 for adults and teens, and $15for children 12 and under. Funds raised at this event will be used to help Virginia farmers with limited financial resources attend SouthernSAWG's 2009 Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference in Chattanooga, TN on January 21-24. This annual Conference is a unique educational and networking opportunity, attended by over1000 farmers, advocates and professionals from across the region.
Please pre-register by September 15. You can do so by sending a check, made out to Southern SAWG, along with your name(s) and numberof adults and children attending, to: Charlie Maloney, Dayspring Farm,942 Buena Vista Rd., Cologne 23181-4010. Or - call Charlie or Miriamat 804-785-9401 to let them know you are coming, and pay at the door when you arrive.
Dayspring Farm is located in King and Queen County, 6 miles northeast of West Point. Take Rt. 33 east until it merges with Rt. 14 east.Where Rt. 14 again splits off from Rt. 33 then turn right on Rt. 14east towards Gloucester, where it is also called Buena Vista Road.Continue one mile; Dayspring Farm is on your right at 942 Buena VistaRd.
Southern SAWG is the region's lead organization for sustainable agriculture, family farms and community-based food systems. Ourmission is: To empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane.Because sustainable solutions depend on the involvement of the entire community, Southern SAWG is committed to including all persons in the South without bias."