Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Annual Garden Party Fundraiser a Huge Success!

On Saturday, August 6, over 40 friends of Lettuce Link gathered at Farmer Sue McGann’s beautiful home and garden to celebrate the program’s successes and demonstrate their support for the continuing importance of growing and giving. The event raised over $3000 from individual and matching donations, and we are incredibly thankful to everyone who generously contributed!

Tania draws the raffle winners
We are also extremely grateful to the local businesses who contributed in-kind donations which helped to make the evening such a success. Brouwer’s Cafe, Cloud City Coffee, Dahlia Spa, Kitchen N Things, The Massage Sanctuary, Seattle Coffee Works, and Tall Grass Bakery all donated items to the raffle.

Food and drinks were provided by The Calf and Kid Artisan Cheese Shop, Central Co-op, Dry Soda, The Essential Baking Company, Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop, Ken’s Market, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, PCC Natural Markets (Fremont), Tall Grass Bakery, Trader Joe’s (U. District), Wheatless in Seattle and of course fresh produce from Marra Farm. Many thanks to all of these donors for demonstrating their commitment to community here in Seattle!

Stacy and Farmer Sue
Over the course of the evening, Lettuce Link supporters had the opportunity to marvel at Farmer Sue’s bountiful backyard garden and meet other advocates for a just and sustainable local food system, before hearing from Lettuce Link program manager Michelle Bates-Benetua and Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin.

Raffle winners received fabulous prizes, some donors had a chance to take home delicious Marra Farm honey, and we hope that everyone left with full, happy bellies and renewed enthusiasm for what we can achieve as a community working together. We were certainly inspired by the generosity of our local supporters, and are grateful for the reminder that we couldn’t do it without you!

Check out our new friend and supporter Stacy's blog post about the evening and how she's inspired to start a Giving Garden in her yard!  

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