It’s wonderful to see people in the community rally behind the Farm in creative ways. That’s why we’re so delighted by the work that Barbara Jo (of Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks) and Anthony Nicalo (of Farmstead Wines) have put into their idea to host a new type of fundraiser for the Farm. The idea is divine: first, 36 guests will meet here for drinks, canapés and a tour of the farm. Then comes the drama. Guests will draw their assignments for dinner locations randomly. The good news is that no one can feel cheated when the places to choose from are West, Gastropod, Cru, Fuel, Chow and La Quercia. A fleet of Priuses will shuttle the pairs to their destinations, and all will finish the night well-sated.
Part two of the fundraiser is the auctioning off of a private dinner, cooked at your home by Barbara Jo and Anthony (wine distributor yes, but also a trained chef). It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and you can bid on it now. All proceeds of these events will go to the UBC Farm. So get bidding!
Check out Barbara Jo’s blog, where you can find the recipe for the fantastic flax cookies she was serving at Feast of Fields last weekend.