Farm Experiences Up for Bid
Join us for our first-ever online art auction to support Wolfe’s Neck Center. This virtual event highlights the artistic interpretations of climate change and how it affects our planet. We invite you to browse the dynamic array of works, created by over 40 talented local artists inspired by this theme. This online event is a fundraiser to support our farmer training programs and commitment to connecting our community to fresh, nutritious food year-round. In addition to works of various mediums, browse our biddable items for one-of-a-kind farm experiences and more. Click Here to learn more.
In addition to artwork, bid on a range of farm experiences, dinners, studio tours, workshops and more! Some auction items are for exclusive farm experiences not available to the public. Read on to see what you could bid on while supporting Wolfe’s Neck Center:
Two-Hour Garden Consultation with Farmer Tom
Want to build a home vegetable garden but don’t know where to start? Farmer Tom is offering a two hour consultation to help you get your garden healthy and productive!
Tom Prohl (i.e. Tomato Tom) is widely recognized around the Wolfe’s Neck Center campus, known for driving the “Veggie Van” and wearing his signature overalls. As WNC’s Fruit & Vegetable Production Manager, Tom presides over our Farmer Training and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives, overseeing the production plots from seed to harvest.
Broadway to Farm: Live Performance at the Mallet Barn
Two tickets to a special live musical production presented in partnership with Edwin & Matt Cahill and Wolfe’s Neck Center
Friday, September 25, 4:30 – 6pm, held at the Mallet Barn at Wolfe’s Neck Center
This event is limited to 45 individuals, safe social distancing and masking in place
Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks
About the Performers
Broadway, Juilliard, and international opera performers, directors, and husbands Matt & Edwin Cahill have rich careers that have brought them all over the world. Edwin has a unique background as a concert pianist, Broadway actor and linguist which has informed his work as a director, producer, and librettist. As an actor, singer, model, writer, director, choreographer, artistic director, administrator and producer, Matt also shares his many talents with students where he was most recently teaching at Montclair State University.
Matt and Edwin were married at Wolfe’s Neck Center in 2018 and fell in love with the farm and its community. Their performance will bring together their deep connection to WNC, their musical careers, and their journey of moving to Maine and calling it home.
Cocktail Workshop with New England Distilling
Two tickets to an exclusive, in-person cocktail workshop with Ned Wight, a long time Wolfe’s Neck Center friend and owner of New England Distilling. This special event will take place at Wolfe’s Neck Center, outside under the tent in front of the Little River Farmhouse using all safety and social distancing precautions. Guests will learn how to make a cocktail using fresh ingredients from the farm, about the distillation process and some fascinating history of spirits in the US and Maine. All ingredients and needed materials will be supplied. Thursday, September 24, 5 – 6:30pm
Insider Tour of Climate Change Research for Eight
Join us for a private pasture walk for up to 8 people, and learn about the exciting research going on at Wolfe’s Neck Center this summer. As a part of our mission to address the major global challenges brought on by climate change, on-farm research initiatives have gradually moved to the forefront of our operations. As we walk the pastures, we will talk about our Bovine Burp Buster project which studies the effect native Maine seaweed has on methane emissions and our soil research that focuses on the impacts of different management strategies on soil health and carbon sequestration and how these projects can have impact beyond Wolfe’s Neck Center.
Private Goat Hike for Eight
A special, one-of-a-kind adventure with goats! One of our educators will lead you and up to 7 others on a private walk with our goats. We’ll head out onto the trails and pastures with a few of our dairy goats to explore and learn about the farm.
Private Happy Hour Hay Wagon Ride for 20
Hop on board a hay wagon for a Happy Hour tour around the farm! A Wolfe’s Neck Center staff member will pull you and up to twenty people on a private 1-hour ride. Bring your own beverages and enjoy the scenic views.