9th Annual Square Dance & FUNdraiser Saturday, May 20, 2017!
Since 2009, we have continued to inspire new ways of living in community and increasing food access. We don’t buy the “giver”and “receiver” labels of charity—everyone has something to offer and something they need. We believe in weaving folk’s strengths, passions, talents, and creativity into addressing issues like food security, loneliness, prejudice, and the isolation of modern society. And what better way to come together than to dance, share stories and learn more about how you can get involved here with us or in a similar way in your area.
What to Expect:
Each year our talented friends and neighbors donate handmade wares, gift certificates and wondrous creations for a raffle and silent auction you’ll want to take a chance or two on. A live band and a called square dance will keep the afternoon feet moving and toes tapping and of course we wouldn’t host an event without bringing folks together to share a meal, and we invite you all to bring a dish to share as part of our potluck feast or a simply a small donation of $10 to enjoy a plate.
We’ll also have locally made beer from Hi Wire Brewing and Green Man Brewery as well as locally crafted cider from the wonderful folks at Noble Cider. French Broad Chocolates has generously donated hand-crafted chocolate treats which we’ll have available for donation that afternoon and evening. Our staff and board members will guide visitors on tours through the garden.
Bring folding chairs or blankets, your potluck dish and any financial support you’re able to contribute to help us in continuing to do this work. Together, we can help alleviate hunger, provide education and change lives.
Raffle Items Available:
- Two Passes to The Biltmore Estate + a $50 Gift Certificate to Corner Kitchen (value $175)
- Beautiful bird bath from BB Barnes (value $100)
- Hand crafted Bench by the talented Anne Tansey (value $150)
- Dinner for 4 at Rhubarb (value $200)
- Dinner for 8 by Maria Horton (value $160)
- Photo shoot with Amelia Fletcher (value $150)
- Japanese Maple Tree from Tom Ross/High Country Nursery (value $150)
- Home Makeover: Steam Master Carpet Cleaner, Large framed mirror, Gold-framed painting, Small cherub art piece, potted plants (value $250)
- Trail Ride for 6 with Annie Ager at Hickory Nut Gap Farm (value $250)
- 3 Days and overnights at Happy Tails, Gift card from Woof in the Woods, Cedar Ridge Heartworm test and year-long heartworm prevention (value $360)
- Family Photo Shoot with April Tarjick (value $100)
- 4 Tickets to Asheville Symphony (value $200)Large container garden from Garden Spot (value $ 100)
- A Taste of Downtown for 2: Asheville Community Theatre tickets, Breakout Games, Kilwins fudge and ice cream, and Aloft bar gift certificate (value $150)
- Happy Hour: Enter the Earth banded onyx serving platter, Whistlehop drinking glasses, Imladris Farm jams, Hickory Nut Gap Farm salami gift set (value $ 200)
- Aromatouch Massage, Essential Oils, Diffuser, and Trout Lily Market gift card, Farmer Jane soaps, Herbiary gift basket (value $200)
- Bee Charmer gift basket and aristically painted bee box by Garden Guys (value $200)
- Painting by Jen Rattigan (value $ 150)
Tickets will be made available at the gate or at several Fairview locations, TBA. We look forward to celebrating with you all!
Access the clients you need with incentives!
Ways for your business to participate:
*Give a set number of dinners, desserts, tickets, or vouchers.
(We need these to be in the form of something that fits into a envelope
and will distribute them among the different giving levels as needed.)
Examples: 30 entrees at your restaurant or 25 gift certificates for merchandise
*Make sure everyone in at a certain giving level gets a voucher for your product.
“We will give movie tickets to everyone who donates at least $250!” or
“We want everyone who gave $1,000 to come have dinner at our restaurant, on us!”
*Provide product samples for the hand-delivered large donor baskets.
Examples: beverages, merchandise, non-perishable food, tee-shirts, product
What makes a great coupon?
*Something that people want… for free!
*Small items ($3.00 value)
*An item that would go great
with a (paid for) companion item.
A free cookie wants a coffee!
Things we need:
*Drinks: coffee, chai, juice
*Sweets: cookies, ice cream, candies
*Small plates: a pizza slice, taco, mini burger
*Things: dog collar, decal, coffee mug
*Services: hair blow dry, bike tire repair
Get access to the area’s most active, engaged clientele.
Big Give Days
Big Give Days are raffles, where everyone who donates
on that day is entered. It’s an effective way to build
excitement and increase donors.
Opportunities for Involvement
Donate goods and services in these categories
Big Romance Give Day:
Dinners for two, spa entry, massages, dessert, movie, theater, tour tickets jewelry, flowers.
Home and Nest Give Day:
Furniture shopping, house bling, dog/cat, pet supplies, groceries, takeout.
Big Adventure Give Day:
Sports shopping spree, rafting, zipping, hiking, vouchers, bike equipment rentals, tickets.
TBA Give Day:
Bring your ideas and creativity!
For additional information please contact:
(828) 251-1333 ext 143
Held on Thursdays 11:30am – 1:00pm
Now in its 4th year, this free food market (yes, your read that right!) will be held at the same time and location as the Fairview Welcome Table, located uphill from the Fairview Library, near Fairview Christian Fellowship (see map below). 596 Old US-74, Fairview, North Carolina. The market is hosted during the growing season on Thursday’s from 11:30am – 1:00pm.
The Fairview Share-the-Harvest Market is a space where folks in and near Fairview can bring their excess produce, plant starts, seeds, eggs, bread, etc and take food in return. You do not have to share food to take food but the market runs on donated local food gleaned from backyard gardens, farms, local kitchens and from The Lord’s Acre.
ANYONE AND EVERYONE is welcome. This market (like the Welcome Table) is for all. Eagle Scout Jonathan Tokay built a farm stand for the market that will be located behind the playground at the Welcome Table, just up the parking lot from the Fairview Library. For questions and guidelines, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM in EDT
French Broad River Park
From their Event Page:
Join us – all women who eat, farm, garden, or are interested in organics, sustainability, and agriculture.
A relaxed, supportive, half-day, gathering to connect and celebrate women in food & farming. This is not a workshop or a class format but a sharing and celebration and connection.
We’ve rented the pavilion at the French Broad River Park.
Bring a potluck dish to share.
If we feel inspired we will break out into discussion groups or pick a topic to discuss. Otherwise we’ll enjoy each other, the summer, the food, and celebrate.
Hosted by The Women of Organic Growers School