THANK YOU so much for supporting World Farmers and our 2016 GALA
Dear Valued Partner:
We want to take a moment to thank you for all the support you have provided to World Farmers in the past and to share with you the successes of our first-ever Harvest Gala. The celebration went into the night as we took time to honor the culture of farmers at Flats Mentor Farm and give thanks for another year of harvest.
The event was outstanding, with attendees from Massachusetts Legislature, local and state staff members from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers’ Market Managers and Customers, Organizational Partners, and most importantly, FARMERS.
The evening started with a Welcoming Address by State Senator Jamie Eldridge where he offered a citation to World Farmers Board Member Ms. Georgia Good on behalf of the MA Senate and himself for her lifetime dedication to this work. This was followed by a second citation to World Farmers on behalf of MA House of Representatives Rep. Naughton and Rep. Hogan for our ongoing efforts. This was the first time World Farmers was been honored with a formal acknowledgement, and we are further honored to have received one from each house in the legislature.
Before dinner and celebrations, World Farmers presented our Farmer Friend of the Year Award to trusted partner and advocate Christine Kimball from USDA Rural Development for her dedication and tireless work of supporting farmers at Flats Mentor Farm and all farmers in MA, RI, and CT. World Farmers is greatly thankful for the support Rural Development and their committed staff has provided.
Before dancing the night away we enjoyed cuisine from across the globe, and after we enjoyed music and dance performances representing the farmers of Flats Mentor Farm. A great thanks to those who celebrated with us this year, and we hope you join us for next year’s Harvest Gala on Saturday November 4, 2017.
World Farmers wishes you and your loved ones all the best during this holiday season.