Thanks to all of the wonderful people who attended our wood-fired pizza fundraiser for Certified Naturally Grown yesterday afternoon! It was a beautiful day and the pizzas that Marc (of Bakewell Farm) served up were delicious. There were three kinds: Margharita, Goat Cheese with Amazing Heart Farm’s garden peppers, and Crimini Fontina and Fresh Corn Relish. Then for dessert, he made a Honey Crisp Apple Puff Pastry with a cider reduction caramel yum!
But what inspired me most was all of the generous support from friends and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members who joined us for an afternoon on the farm to share good food, spend time together, and tour the gardens and who showed generous support for two organizations that I value and care about. Both CNG and Bakewell Farm are working in different ways to strengthen communities by promoting local access to nourishing food grown in harmony with nature.
You can read more about Certified Naturally Grown & Bakewell Farm below.
If you were unable to attend the Fundraiser but would like to make a contribution to either organization, you can donate –
Here’s some info on each organization:
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers in the US and Canada who are producing food for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, without relying on synthetic chemicals or GMOs. As both a CNG farmer & board member, here’s what I especially love about CNG: 1) it is only for the direct market farmer, 2) the peer review certification process relies on transparency and direct relationships between farmers which helps to establish local networks of like-minded farmers, fosters collaboration & provides an opportunity for knowledge sharing. And, 3) decisions about many policy decisions are member driven. Pretty awesome.
Bakewell Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operates as an education center and a working demonstration and agritourism destination. Imagine a “field-to-loaf” learning experience, accessible to the public, and working as a “bread-centric” teaching facility that grows and mills the ingredients necessary for baking nutritious and delicious breads. Listen to Marc talk about his vision for Bakewell Farm and check out the Gettysburg Times article on Bakewell Farm bringing their mobile wood-fired oven to Boyer Cellers Winery HERE.