The nation’s oldest continuing CSA, located right here in New Hampshire, wants to buy the land it has been leasing since 1986. You can help – and eat food in the process – in a little over a month.
The nonprofit farm to table event coordinator “The Farmers Dinner” is holding a special charity dinner for the Temple-Wilton Community Farm on August 6 in Frye Field, which is located at the High Mowing Waldorf high school in Wilton. The money raised will go towards the Temple-Wilton Community Farm “Purchase the Four Corners Farm” project.
Temple-Wilton Community Farm has been doing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for three decades, and during all that time, they’ve leased 68 of their 200-plus acres of land. Now, that land, along with the buildings and historic farmhouse on it, is for sale. The farm is trying to raise $108,000 in gifts plus $400,000 in loans administered by the New Hampshire Community Loan Funds.
The Farmers Dinner event is currently selling $85-per-person tickets to the August dinner. Chef Patrick Soucy, formerly executive chef at Applecrest Bistro, and Chef Keith Sarasin, who founded The Farmers Dinner, will prepare a multi-course meal using ingredients grown at Temple-Wilton Community Farm.
A special farm tour will be offered, too, that day at 3 p.m. The meal itself will begin at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in buying a ticket can visit http://www.thefarmersdinner.com.