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Farm to Table Benefit Dinner

May 8, 2015
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FTT-2015-invite-postOn Saturday July 25, 2015, The Sylvia Center invites you to our annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner in the fields of Katchkie Farm. Our dinner will feature seasonal and local ingredients. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Sylvia Center’s programs in Columbia County. We hope you will join us for this delicious night at the Farm!

 

Co-chairs

Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman

Debbie & Ralph Gardner

Steven Harris & Lucien Rees-Roberts

Renée Iacone & Steve Clearman

Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger

 

Committee Members

Rob Arango & Gary Stefanick

Peter Aschkenasy

Didi & David Barrett

John Banta & Daniel O’Donnell

Jennifer Baum

Sebastian Beckwith

Elliot Berkowitz & Kelly Schunk

David & Betsy Berliner

Scott Berrie

Myra & Charles Biblowit

Mark Chaikowski

Warren & Lenny Collins

Cindy & David Edelson

Sheldon Evans & Martha McMaster

Nina Freedman

Ben Giardullo

Trudy Elbaum Gottesman

Judy Grunberg

Jean Hamilton & Rick McCarthy

John Hannam

Nicholas Haylett & Timothy Husband

Jacob Israelow & Tanushri Kumar

Beth Linskey

Michelle Lovelace & Lloyd Zimett

Dean Martinus

Stephen Metcalf & Koethi Zan

Dodi Meyer, MD

Amy & Curt Middleton

Howland Murphy

Michael Pollack & Barbara Marcus

Ruth Reichl

Steve Rosenberg

Nina Simmons

Paul Shechtman & Bonnie Yochelson

 

Ticket and Sponsorship Levels

To purchase tickets online, please visit sylviacenterdinner2015.eventbrite.com
To purchase sponsorship tables and tickets directly and avoid the Eventbrite fee please download and fill out this RSVP form and mail with payment to:

The Sylvia Center
304 Hudson Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10013

If you are purchasing a Seed or Root Ticket and would like to sit with another guest attending the dinner, please e-mail Jenn at jenn.so@sylviacenter.org. Please note that we will make every effort possible to seat you with those whom you have requested.

 

Sponsorship Levels

Leaf Sponsor $5,000   Download RSVP Form  |  Purchase Online
Provides funding for a full year of the Seed to Plate program for 1 school in Columbia County. Includes reserved seating for 10; one quarter-page program ad; recognition in program and online materials. $4,500 is tax-deductible. 

Flower Sponsor $10,000   Download RSVP Form  |  Purchase Online
Provides funding for Fresh Food Comes from the Farm for 3 Columbia County schools.  Includes reserved seating for 10; one half-page program ad; recognition in program and online materials. $9,500 is tax-deductible.

Fruit Sponsor $15,000   Download RSVP Form  |  Purchase Online
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; one full-page program ad; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $14,500 is tax-deductible. 

Ticket Levels

Seed Ticket $150   Download RSVP Form  |  Purchase Online
One ticket to the benefit. Supports the purchase of ingredients for 1 Fresh Food Comes from the Farm program day. $100 of this ticket is tax-deductible. 

Root Ticket $500   Download RSVP Form  |  Purchase Online
Includes 1 ticket to the benefit and recognition in program and online materials. Supports 1 year of Seed to Plate program for 1 student. $450 of this ticket is tax-deductible. 

Sprout Ticket $100   Download RSVP Form  |  Purchase Online
For children under age 12. $50 of this ticket is tax-deductible. 

Our dinner will occur rain or shine. No refunds available.

About The Sylvia Center

The Sylvia Center’s programs in Columbia County engage youth in every step of the story of food from seed to plate, showing them the joys of growing, preparing, and sharing fresh food together. We teach skills that inspire young people to establish independent healthy eating habits — so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.

During the growing season, May through October, our students observe the farm in full operation and become farmers themselves in The Sylvia Center’s Learning Garden. A sensory tour introduces young people to the plants: they are encouraged to touch, smell, and taste. Later, they hoe, weed, dig, and harvest before moving to the outdoor learning kitchen to chop, mix, and cook their harvest into a healthy, delicious group lunch.

Proceeds from last summer’s dinner helped us reach 1,625 young people and their families in Columbia County with our on-farm and community-based programs, and helped provide 14 youth and school groups with bus scholarships so that they could come to the farm for full-day programs.

This year, the proceeds will help us reach our goal of bringing 2,000 young people to the farm, expanding our Seed to Plate program to more local schools and community centers, and continuing to build partnerships with community organizations.

Spring Planting Day

Mar 31, 2015
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SATURDAY MAY 16TH 

10am-2pm

 

Katchkie Farm

745 Fischer Rd.

Kinderhook, NY 12106

 

 

Join The Sylvia Center and Chef Bob Turner, Executive Chef of the Omega Institute, to celebrate the coming of spring.  Families will work together to plant in the Children’s Learning Garden and harvest early spring veggies to prepare a delicious farm-fresh seasonal lunch together.  All ages are welcome. Rain or shine.

 

$10 suggested donation per family. To attend the event, please register at SylviaCenterSPD2015.eventbrite.com.

 

If you have any questions about Spring Planting Day, contact Jenn So at jenn.so@sylviacenter.org or (212) 337-6075.

Fall Harvest Day & Community Potluck

Aug 5, 2014
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Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner 2014

Aug 5, 2014
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Thank you for a wonderful evening in the fields of Katchkie Farm!

 

at our Farm-to-Table benefit dinner!

 

Fruit Sponsor

Trudy Elbaum Gottesman & Robert Gottesman

 

Leaf Sponsor

Cindy & David Edelson

Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman

Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum

Goldman Sonnenfeldt Foundation

Sigrid Gray

Steven Harris & Lucien Rees-Roberts

Renée Iacone & Steve Clearman

Michael Pollack & Barbara Marcus

 

Root Ticket

Jennifer Baum

Bella Meyer

Michael Scanlon

Kelly Schunk & Elliot Berkowitz

 

Donors

Edible Hudson Valley

Modern Farmer

Hudson Valley Seed Library

Brooklyn Roasting Company

Beth Linskey

Liz Neumark

Jim Colvin

Chef Albert Lovelace

Farmer Bob Walker

 

Thank you to Great Performances for the delicious dinner!

 

Special Thanks

Farmer Bob Walker

Katharine Carter

Chef Matthew Riznyk

Mallory Thomson

Josh Tierney

 

The Perfect Ten Students

Destiny Colins, Hudson

Markiah Gordon, Hudson

Damaris Shakespeare, Hudson

 

The Questar Students

Andrew Boqaush, Chatham

Connor Luksch, Taconic Hills

Amanda Craig, Ichabod Crane

Jordan Berryann, Hudson

Brandon Johnson, Greenville

Tristian Sweatt, Hudson

Emma Jewett, Coxsackie-Athens

Ajia Herring, Cairo-Durham

Taylor Warner, Coxsackie-Athens

Andrew McBride, Ichabod Crane

 

And thank you to all of our dinner volunteers from the Great Performances family and the Columbia County community for your hard work and passionate support.

 

 

Dinner Co-Chairs

Debbie Gardner

Steven Harris & Lucien Rees-Roberts

Renée Iacone

 

Dinner Committee Members

Rob Arango & Gary Stefanick

Peter Aschkenasy

John Banta & Daniel O’Donnell

Didi & David Barrett

Jennifer Baum

Elliot Berkowitz & Kelly Schunk

David & Betsy Berliner

Scott Berrie

Myra & Charles Biblowit

Warren & Lenny Collins

Jerry Croghan & Louis Hedgecock

Cindy & David Edelson

Sheldon Evans & Martha McMaster

Judith R. Fishman

Scott Frankel & Jim Joseph

Ben Giardullo

Nancy Ginsberg

Trudy Elbaum Gottesman

John Hannam

Nicholas Haylett & Timothy Husband

Bill Irwin & Martha Roth

Jacob Israelow & Tanushri Kumar

Beth Linskey

Stephen Metcalf & Koethi Zan

Amy & Curt Middleton

Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger

Ornella Pisano & Pietro Rossini

Michael Pollack & Barbara Marcus

Ruth Reichl

Paul Shechtman & Bonnie Yochelson

Nina Simmons

Peter Spears & Brian Swardstrom