Just once a year, BALE (Building A Local Economy) asks friends and supporters to gather for a Solstice Party & Farm-to-Table Dinner. This year, that event takes place at Wild Roots Restaurant in Royalton on Wednesday, June 20, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
The other 80 programs that BALE has sponsored or co-hosted over the past year have been free… or, rather, by donation. “This is the one gathering where we ask for financial support to keep us creating the kind of solution-focused programming I believe we have become known for,” says Director Chris Wood. “We are grateful this year, to have matching funds from Canaday Family Charitable Trust, which will essentially double the amount of your donation that goes to BALE.”
And what an amazing event it is. A locally sourced full course meal – served family style – from one of the state’s best local food focused restaurants, live music with the The Big Ordeal (Chloe Powell, Justin Park and fiddler JoeBob), and engaging conversation with a great community of supporters.
“Come hear about the new initiatives from BALE that weave together the new stories of resilience and regeneration in the White River region of Vermont. Join the dialogue and meet with key collaborators. This is a great way to honor the efforts of an organization that inspires both practical action and deep, reflective commitment,” says Wood, who has helped guide the organization for the past six years. “We promise you an inspiring, delicious summer evening!“
The cost is $125 per person. This means that $55 goes to Wild Roots and their waitstaff and $70 goes to BALE. And that $70 is doubled to $140 thanks to the matching grant. Says Wood, “this is a great way to support us, support the restaurant and all the area farmers who help build our local economy in very real ways.”
This event sells out each year, so RSVPs are required by calling 802-498-8438 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.