In its commitment to bringing neighbors together, the Wilmot Community Association (WCA) sponsored the Harvest Home Luncheon on Saturday, September 28 to showcase locally grown and produced foods and products.
The event was a great success. Lots of local growers, food producers, and dedicated volunteers participated. Nearly 80 people enjoyed the four-course gourmet meal.
Many of the vegetables and meats on the menu were grown or prepared by participants in the Wilmot Farmers Market. Other selections were prepared in the fully-equipped commercial kitchen at the WCA’s Red Barn.
Several volunteers shouldered more than one task.
Volunteer cooks included: Ann Davis, Mary Fanelli, John Gutman, Judy Hauck, Lindy Heim, Patty McGoldrick, John Monto, and Loretta Rayno.
Bakers, who prepared a fabulous array of desserts, included Jen Caponigro, Kathy Davidson, Elizabeth Fielding, Rachel Seamans, Ruth Seamans, and Kathy Van Weeldan.
The serving and clean-up crew included: Diane Beaudoin, Yu-Hsin Chang, Helene Begley, and Valentina Roccia. Chang and Roccia are Fulbright instructors at Colby-Sawyer College.
Sarah Cave, Wilmot resident and owner of Gourmet Garden in New London, assembled the raffle prizes in attractive packages.
Those who provided raw or prepared products included: The Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille, Fred’s Farm, Fruitcake Farm, Good Enough Farm, Haunting Whisper Vineyards, Hazzard Acres Farm, Highland Lake Apple Farm, Hope Farm, Huntoon Farm, InMaterial, Mountain View Farm, Santa’s Farm, Spring Ledge Farm, Tucker Mountain Maple, and Yiayia’s Creations.
Raffle prize donors included Cardigan Mountain Soap Works, Cutting Farm, Dan’s Plants, Fruitcake Farm, Gourmet Garden, InMaterial, Jordanz Jewelz, Patty McGoldrick, John Monto, Nana’s Kitchen, Rocky Meadow Design, Stevens Crafts, Sugar River Crafts, Two Mountain Farm, Tucker Mountain Maple, and Veterans Ecoworld.
We offer our sincere thanks to all those who worked so hard to ensure the success of this event.