On Sept. 10, 160 guests celebrated local organic food and the success of Broadturn Farm at the Scarborough Land Trust’s first “Fresh from the Farm Dinner.” The sold-out event was held at Broadturn Farm in a beautifully lighted and decorated tent, with local beer, wine, and hors d’overes served in the newly restored English Barn. All produce was harvested from the farm that morning, and roast pork from the farm and organic chicken from Maine Poultry were served. Proceeds from the event will be used for SLT’s Broadturn Farm maintenance fund.

SLT volunteer co-Chairwomen Rita Breton and Sue O’Reilly, Broadturn farmers Stacy Brenner and John Bliss, and Leslie Oster of Aurora Provisions organized the event and managed the dozen plus volunteers who worked diligently behind the scenes. This was a community event; we want to publicly thank the generous local companies and hardworking volunteers, without whom the dinner would not have been the success that it was.

The dinner was multi-purpose: SLT wanted to highlight the community that has grown around Broadturn Farm, celebrate the tangible and intangible benefits Scarborough derives from the farm, and to thank the citizens of Scarborough for their support that has made this amazing SLT acquisition project a reality.

Look for the advertisements next year and sign up early.

Paul Austin, president
Scarborough Land Trust

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