“Farm to Table” feast funds programs for excellence in students

By on September 9, 2019
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The Third Annual Farm to Table Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Kirby Farms, 9739 West Ridge Road in Brockport from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  

“About 120 people enjoyed fresh food last year, seated under an awning with the open fields of Kirby Farms in view,” Alicia Fink said. “The evening could not have been more beautiful. The appetizers were served in the orchards, followed by a wonderful hay wagon ride with Mr. Kirby describing how the fruits were grown,” she added, among other features anticipated in this year’s event. Fink is president of the BEST in Brockport Foundation.

For the past four years in the Brockport Central School District students and staff benefitted from the financial support provided by the BEST in Brockport Foundation. “With BEST standing for ‘Building Excellence in Students Today,’ our mission is to support Brockport School District students and staff by providing resources to expand existing programs and to create new educational opportunities,” said Fink. “In other words, we provide funds for programs and activities which are not funded by the school. We also help students who do not have the resources to participate in programs such as the AP exams, the 3-1-3 program, and various field trips not paid for by the district.” The total amount of grants to date exceeds $10,000, she added.

The event is a community collaboration with contributions from “Garnishes” catering at The College at Brockport, Kirby Farms, Wegmans and Mahan’s Liquor Store. If you would like to become a sponsor of the Farm to Table Dinner or become a member of the foundation, contact Alicia C. Fink, President at 729-6864 or Leslie Bull at 880-5484. The foundation is looking for more individual or business sponsors at various levels from Platinum at $1,000+ to Copper at below $100. BEST is a not-for-profit 509(a)2 charitable corporation registered in New York State. 

Tickets at $100 per person can be purchased now at area Wegmans.

For more information, go to facebook.com/BrockportBESTFoundation, email Brockportbestfoundation@gmail.com, or call Alicia C. Fink at 729-6864 or Leslie Bull at 880-5484.

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Shown here are some of the 120 people who enjoyed the Farm to Table event last year. Provided photos

Shown here are some of the 120 people who enjoyed the Farm to Table event last year. Provided photos