Thanks to you all

To the Editor:

The weather was perfect, the view was spectacular, and the food was amazing, as we welcomed a sell-out crowd to our 7th annual Meals in the Meadow last Saturday at The FARM Institute.

I thank our incredibly dedicated and talented staff for all of their hard work and a job very well done, our generous board of directors for their leadership, our executive director, Jon Previant, for his ongoing encouragement and Sam Feldman for continuing to believe in our mission and helping us raise much-needed funding for much-needed programs here at The FARM. You all continue to amaze me with your perseverance, dedication, and teamwork. I am grateful to be working with all of you.

I also thank our generous patrons and sponsors. Seeing you all in the tent enjoying a meal together under that pinky glow of the Katama sunset is something I will remember. The colors, the food, the atmosphere — all of it — reminds me why I work at The FARM. Something magical happens out here at The FARM, and it’s because of all of you that we are able to sustain it.

A great big thank you to all of the Island restaurants, stores, and business owners for their generous auction donations. Your support means a great deal to us.

And last but certainly not least, thank you to Big Sky Tents, Buckley’s Catering, Barbara Smith, Kathryn Thompson, Emma Hall Billsback, Katie Mayhew, Meredith, Julie, Sidney, Rebecca, Sara, Kinley, and all of the many great volunteers who helped make this event so special.

Your generosity ensures that our programs will continue. Thank you.

Chrissy Kinsman

Marketing and Development Director

The FARM Institute