HENNY PENNY FARM
HOOTENANNY AND POTLUCK
Tuesday November 21, 6-9PM
(Yes, it’s two days before Thanksgiving! We want to to take an evening to pause, and celebrate our local farmers while getting food to those who need it, more on that below)
How much? $50 donation/adult, $10 donation/child*
*bring 2 dishes and kids attend for free! And we absolutely want kids to come and have fun. These are probably the most important guests as we want them to develop a passion for agriculture and make a positive impact on our food system and making it accessible for all.
WAIT! WE HAVE TO BRING FOOD?!
Yes. We want to cultivate our relationships with our local farms and farmers. But we’re going to help you do this. If you scroll down you will find a list of some local farms and markets that sell products grown or raised near our farm. Not only is it good for the environment, and our bodies, it is good for our local economies and will keep farmers doing what they do best as well as support a system where young farmers can have a bright future. So please take a moment out of your busy holiday preparations to do some of your purchasing at these or other nearby farms.
And where does the money go?
All donations will be going to Person-to-Person serving lower Fairfield County. Gleaners Indiana Food Bank reported in 2012 that there were now 50 million Americans struggling with food insecurity (about 1 in 6), with the number of individuals seeking help increasing by 46%. Person-to-Person feeds over 800 families per month from their food pantries in Norwalk and Darien with a mobile food pantry in the works for 2018. By providing a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, protein and pantry staples, P2P meets the nutritional needs of children and adults. The agency’s supplemental and emergency food not only helps families remain nourished and healthy, but also stretches their budgets so that bills can be paid and clients can maintain and build on their financial security.
DETAILS ON THE EVENING
We’ll have farm demonstrations, live music, and local beers, along with a firepit and farm games. Attendees will also be able to see the farm’s animals, including goats, sheep, chickens, and rabbits. A raffle will offer prizes; two tickets are included in the ticket price, and additional tickets will be available for purchase.
You may dress however makes you feel most festive and happy. Please dress warmly as the event is equally outdoors as indoors (farm life is always like that and we truly want to welcome you into the farm). However, for the ladies, ‘sensible’ shoes would be suggested as it is a working farm outside (and we KNOW you’ll all want to stroll around and explore!).
Robert Wolf and Gerald Massoud will be playing music to breathe life in this special evening.
FARMS AND FARM STANDS TO VISIT FOR YOUR DISHES
Henny Penny Farm sells organic produce from Snow Hill Farm and will have root vegetables for your Hootenanny Potluck needs. We also carry our own lamb cuts and sausages, Snow Hill beef, and Ox Hollow meat. Our Farm Store is open Mondays & Fridays, 2-6, Saturdays 10-2, and Sundays, 12-3 and is located at the farm.
You can also read the CTNOFA Farm and Food Guide for farm locations, or visit:
The Hickories (range of products), Ridgefield
Holbrook Farm (range of products), Bethel
Hemlock Hill Farm, Cortlandt, NY
Buy your tickets, pick a dish (if you happen to know what you’re making we’d love an email to keep track!), visit us or a farm (maybe even a new one!), invite some friends, get EXCITED and come on out to the HOOTENANNY!
Thank you to the wonderful businesses who are helping support this event!