2018-07-12 / Neighbors

Farm to Fork prepares for Aug. 12 meal

The mission of Community Outreach Services has always been clear in the community – to help neighbors in times of need.

When the fundraising committee first began a little over four years ago, this is exactly what they set out to do, along with helping others in the community to understand more about the organization and the needs of those in the community.

After a few years, and several fundraising events, the committee decided to take on its biggest project yet.

Community Outreach Services, being an organization already based around helping feed those in the community, the idea of a dinner, where residents can sit down and share in a locally sourced meal, prepared by local chefs in the community, was formed. The goal was an authentic; where everyone would sit down at a one long table on a summer night and eat together, as a large family, while enjoying the sounds and smells of a farm where food is grown. And so began the groundwork of what would soon be called Farm to Fork.

After two years of planning and the support of the community’s local businesses, individuals and resources, the vision finally came to fruition.

On a perfect summer night in August of 2017, COS set a table for 120 of its friends and neighbors at Wardbrook Farm in Kennebunk – 128 people.

The organization saw the community come together in a way that’s hard to imagine; the food was magnificently executed, the volunteers were in full force, the conversations between new and old friends were plentiful and a certain feeling that the committee felt deep down in their hearts as they looked on and heard the buzz about COS – the reason they had all come together.

They say it takes a village and in the case of Farm to Fork, that could not ring more true. From Rick Taranto and his crew at Details Event Staging, the crew at Wardbrook Farm, the volunteers that worked tirelessly behind the scenes to work out each detail and the chefs that brought it all together with the meal.

The committee is already hard at work on this year’s Farm to Fork event, to be held on Thursday, Aug. 12, once again at Wardbrook Farm in Kennebunk. We have a lot of ideas of how to continue to grow and foster this event to have continued success for many years to come. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and stay tuned for details of what’s to come with Farm to Fork 2018.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 632- 6767 or visit coskennebunks.org/farmtofork.

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