Parties & Openings
Feb. 10 – Hudson
BlkQueer Romantics Reception
Feb. 3 – Hudson
Jan. 25 – North Adams
The 50 Card Project Reception
Food, Farm, School…Hawthorne Valley Association Does It All
Rachel Louchen reports from Ghent. The threat and eventual arrival of a torrential downpour didn’t put a damper on spirits for Hawthorne Valley Association’s Declaration of Interdependence field-to-table dinner. On Saturday, July 1, the third annual event benefited the education, research, and cultural programming produced by the association’s roughly 12 initiatives (Farmscape Ecology Program, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, and Free Columbia, to name a few). The “field-to-table” promise rang true: the food was provided by the Hawthorne Valley farm, which has been producing organic and biodynamic food since 1972, and which provides products that are sold at the farm store located across the street. Farmer/philosopher Fred Kirschenmann [above, with the association’s Rachel Schneider] was honored for his longtime work advocating for organic farming. The event also included a silent auction, live music, and a sturdy tent sheltering all of the well-fed guests.
Hawthrone Valley farm store manager Jeremy Laurange and director of retail manager Dana Wagner; director of marketing and communications Heather Gibbons and Michael Frosch, school director at Hawthrone Valley Waldorf School.
Alex Strompf, farm store operations manager Chandra Strompf, Daniele Do and Sam Sutton.