Farm to Table Series

The Farm to Table series has been a vital fundraising and community building effort at Wolfe’s Neck Center for many years. In 2024, we invite you to join us in exploring the Maine foodscape with the area’s best producers, chefs, and food system leaders.

Event Categories

With the new Smith Center as the hub of our event series, we have the ability to host more events that will provide guests with a deeper connection to food, farming, and the excellent chefs and producers we have here in Maine. This season, we have three different categories of events that provide different experiences with our partners. Those categories are:

Signature Events

Signature events are similar to the events we have held previously as part of the series. A great opportunity for our whole community to gather and enjoy good food and each other’s company!

Max 130 people.

Specialty Events

Smaller-scale dinners that provide a deeper connection to food, farming, and the excellent chefs and producers we have here in Maine.

Max 50 people.

Tasting Events

A hands-on learning opportunity with local producers and experts. Very similar to previous year’s Sip & Savor events, these smaller events will dive deep with an expert producer, farmer, or chef on a particular subject.

Max 50 people.

Current Offerings

Thursday, April 25th: Hot Pot with Chris Toy & Tripping Gnome Farm

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Thursday, April 25th: Hot Pot with Chris Toy & Tripping Gnome Farm

Thursday, April 25th 5:30-8 pm: Hot Pot Dinner with Chris Toy & Tripping Gnome Farm at the Smith Center

Enjoy a hot pot dinner with renowned cookbook author Chris Toy and Freeport’s own Tripping Gnome Farm! Staying true to tradition, this hot pot meal aims to inspire warmth, unity, and connection while highlighting locally sourced meat and produce. This meal will also include an interactive discussion on mushroom production by Tripping Gnome Farm. We hope you can join us for this hands-on, educational dining experience. Tickets are $85/person and include beer and wine from Maine Beer Co. and Devenish Wines

Hot Pot Dinner with Chris Toy & Tripping Gnome Farm

2024 Event Schedule

Thursday, April 25th: Hot Pot with Chris Toy & Tripping Gnome Farm
Sunday, June 9th: Signature Event with Big Tree 
Thursday, July 25th: Oyster Tasting with Maine Ocean Farms
Sunday, August 4th: Specialty Dinner with Leeward
Thursday, September 26th: Seafood Tasting with Barton Seaver
Sunday, October 6th: Signature Event with Chaval
Sunday, October 27th: Art Auction with Wander at LongWoods
Friday, November 1st: Specialty Dinner with EVO
Thursday, November 14th: Cocktail Tasting with New England Distilling
Saturday, December 14th: Coffee Tasting with Wicked Joe

Join the Host Committee to gain early access to purchase tickets for the entire season starting the first week of April. Our Members will have the opportunity to purchase remaining tickets two months prior to each event, while general audiences will gain access shortly thereafter.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Maddy Nemec, Events & Rentals Manager I mnemec@wolfesneck.org I (207) 865-4469 x216

The 2024 Host Committee

The Farm to Table series supports all of the work we do here at Wolfe’s Neck Center to create a world where agriculture and food systems support farmer viability, thriving ecosystems, and vibrant communities. The Host Committee plays a key role in making this series a success – and so much fun. We invite you to “dig-in” and help us make a real impact in 2024 while enjoying some delicious food.

Bedrock: $2,500 per person

Includes: Tickets to the launch party and four dinners, which include two Signature Events (Big Tree and Chaval) and two Specialty Dinners (Leeward and Evo), as well as first access to purchase tickets to Tastings, off-season events, and the Art Auction 

 

Root System: $1,000 per person

Includes: Tickets to the launch party, two Signature Events (Big Tree and Chaval), and first access to purchase tickets to Specialty Dinners, Tastings, off-season events, and the Art Auction 

 

Topsoil: $750 per person

Includes: Tickets to two Signature Events (Big Tree and Chaval) and first access to purchase tickets to Specialty Dinners, Tastings, off-season events, and the Art Auction

 

 

Seedling: $300 per person

Includes first access to purchase tickets to Signature Events, Specialty Dinners, Tastings, off-season events, and the Art Auction

 

Thank you to the 2024 Host Committee!

Bedrock

Linda Bail and George E. Casey
Peter Bouman and Carrine Burns
Barbara Cottrell and Lee Schepps
Lori Schrader and Mike Federle
Linda Hyatt
Susan Lamb and Alan Weiner
Vivi and David Miller
Mark and Dena Prybutok
Laura Sessums and Blake Biles
Sylvia Shepard and Will Holtzman
Sallie Smith
Sally Veitch
Heather and Jeff Zachau
Sarah and Marc Zimman

Root System

David and Geri Bassett
Maury and Joseph Bohan
Rip and North Cunningham
Morgan and Christina Cuthbert
James DeGrandpre
Jim Fast and Barbara Young
Michael and Bridget Healy
Ayana Johnson
Rebecca Kellogg and Kevin Dennis
Anne-Mari and Tom Kelly
Courtney Kennedy
Triplett Kise
Dennis and Story Landis
Rosemary and Ken Murphy

 

 

Dean and John Paterson
Jeff Rosenblatt and Debra Byers
Nadia Saliba
Emily and Walt Shepard
Meredith S S Smith
David Soley and Debbie Coppinger
Courtney and Tom Stephens
David Stone
Linda and Charlie Swanson
Dick and Rodi Whiting
Fiona and Rob Wilson
Carol and Joe Wishcamper

Topsoil

Ben McCormack and Courtney Beer
Robin Silverman and Harry Keates
Caitlin and Sam Reiche
Barbara and Richard Trafton

Seedling

Charlie and Tavi Harwood
Payson and Peter Higgins
James and Jennifer Pochurek
Sam and Kathy Smith
Tom and Jule Whelan

Farm to Table Presenting Sponsor

 

 

Learn more about our event sponsorship levels here.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Kate Barrett, Director of Development & Community Engagement kbarrett@wolfesneck.org | (207) 865-4469 x118

FAQs

What happens if I can’t go to an event? Can I get a refund for my tickets?   

If you are unable to attend an event, you may transfer your tickets to another person and provide us with their name and contact information, or if there is a waitlist for the event, we can refund you and sell the tickets to someone else.

Are the events rain or shine?

Yes, all events will be held rain or shine. That is one of the exciting things about the Smith Center!

Will there be a waitlist for sold out events? When will I find out if I’m granted tickets? 

If an event sells out, there will be the option to join a waitlist. If tickets become available, those on the waitlist will be given the opportunity to purchase them on a first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate more movement with the waitlist this year, so we encourage people to sign up for spots on the waitlist!

Will food partners be able to accommodate my dietary needs?

Our food partners will do their best to provide vegetarian and glutenfree options, but please notify us in advance of any food allergies. 

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