GREENVILLE, Del. (September 20, 2017) — Delaware Nature Society’s Annual Farm to Fork event took place this past Saturday, September 16 at Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, Del. Nearly 200 guests joined together on the farm for the annual fundraising dinner, which sold out for the third year in row.
Guests arrived at twilight to enjoy a pre-dinner happy hour overlooking the pasture with Dogfish Head craft beers and hors d’oeuvres. After an hour of mingling and visiting with the Coverdale sheep, they conjoined for a family-style, three-course seated dinner next to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) field. The menu featured delectables grown right on the farm and creatively prepared by Stefan Kandabarow, executive chef of The Whip Tavern. Guests also enjoyed an assortment of craft brewed Dogfish Head beer, gourmet cupcakes by Dia Doce for dessert, and coffee by The Perfect Cup Café.
This year’s theme for Farm to Fork, Flyway in the Byway, honors our land management and conservation practices which help contribute to biodiversity and habitats that support wildlife in the Red Clay Valley. Many wonderful species of birds have been spotted at Coverdale Farm, including Long-eared Owls, Red-tailed Hawks, and American Kestrels. Coverdale Farm Preserve is one of several preserves on which Delaware Nature Society is conducting a three-year bird banding study to evaluate land management practices on bird migration and habitat.
Thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support: Sanford School, Wilmington Trust, Dogfish Head, Adorn Goods, BrightFields, Inc., Calvert Retail – Kitchen & Company, Harold Davis Photography, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate, Sir Speedy & popdot signs, Montrachet Fine Foods, The Perfect Cup Café, Allison Iannone Photography, Wild Birds Unlimited, Diamond State Party Rentals, The Whip Tavern, and Dia Doce.
Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. The Annual Meeting is free and open to Members. For more information or to reserve your spot at the Annual Meeting, visit www.delnature.org.
Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) mission is to connect people with the natural world and improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. Founded in 1964, DelNature is a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation. We provide the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, watershed stewardship, and more. We manage over 2,000 acres of land and operate four educational sites: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve.
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