Despite storm, Wakeman Town Farm reaps benefits from Harvest Fest
Guests arrived at the town-owned farm on Cross Highway beneath umbrellas, while servers dodged raindrops carrying plate after plate to tents where guests dined on fine cuisine prepared by some of the area’s best chefs. They included Bryan Malcarney of Blue Lemon, Carlos Baez of The Spread, Frederic Kieffer of Artisan and Peter Romano of Saugatuck Sweets.
Also raising spirits on the stormy night was a bar offering signature cocktails, Farmer’s Harvest beer, wine and cheeses.
The band Last Call added spice to the event with soft rock and jazz tunes, leading to a welcome to the guests from Christy Colasurdo and Liz Milwe, the event co-chairwomen.
Robin Tauck introduced a live auction, offering items such as a basketball signed by the 2015 NBA All-Stars, a BMW bicycle and travel packages.
By the end of the night, through dinner fees and auction contributions, the farm had accumulated more than $100,000 to help with repairs and upgrades at the property.