Delaware Nature Society’s Annual Farm to Fork Fundraising Dinner a Great Success

Photo by Allison Iannone Photography

GREENVILLE, Del. (September 17, 2016) — The weather for the Saturday, September 17 sold out Farm to Fork event was gorgeous, and the spectacular harvest moon provided a stunning backdrop at Coverdale Farm Preserve in the bucolic, rolling hills of Greenville, Delaware. Nearly 200 guests joined us for the annual fundraising dinner, arriving at twilight to enjoy a stroll up to the stone barn for southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres paired with a specialty scratch-made cocktail by Dogfish Head Distilling Co. while overlooking the pasture. Cocktail hour was followed by a family-style, three-course seated dinner under the stars. David Weir, chef and owner of Goat Kitchen & Bar, prepared an exceptional meal featuring delectables grown right on the farm. Following dinner, Cupcake Wars superstar, Dia Doce, arrived in their cupcake truck to offer an amazing selection of unique and elegant gourmet cupcakes, and coffee service was provided by The Perfect Cup Café.

This year’s event focused on Honoring our Roots. Coverdale Farm has a deep and rich history, originating in the late 1600s when the Duke of York granted the land to William Penn. For the next two centuries, ownership of Coverdale Farm was passed from family to family, generation to generation. In 1938, Crawford and Margaretta Greenewalt purchased the property, employing more than forty people on the full production farm for four decades. During the 1990s, the Greenewalt family generously donated the family’s estate to Delaware Nature Society, where today it serves as one of the most unique environmental and educational preserves in the State.

Thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support: Sanford School, Wilmington Trust, Dogfish Head, Gateway Garden Center, Harvest Market, Calvert Retail – Kitchen & Company, Harold Davis Photography, PNC Bank, Shone Lumber, Sir Speedy & popdot signs, Goat Kitchen & Bar, Natalie’s Fine Foods, The Perfect Cup Café, and Dia Doce. 

Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit

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