About Our Auction
All proceeds from this auction support the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center and Eating with the Ecosystem in our work to improve our local food system.
We believe that education and understanding about how food gets to our table is absolutely critical to ensuring a system that will improve our health, the health of our communities, and the health of our planet.
By changing the way that our food is grown, protected, and distributed we can mitigate climate change, improve environmental and community health, and make more nutritious food available to more people.
Please join us as we CHANGE FOOD FOR GOOD!
On June 18 at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society, both organizations are hosting a dinner called Setting Our Table: Land and Sea. It features an incredible meal curated by local chefs, James Wayman, David Standridge, and Todd Keister.
A selection of the items in this virtual auction will be includes in a live auction, led by Geraldine Griffin, at the dinner. Please join us there!
About Auction Organizers
Yellow Farmhouse Education Center uses culinary and farm-based education to connect people to each other and to where their food comes from so that we can cultivate a shared commitment to supporting a local, sustainable food system accessible and affordable to all. Our cooking classes, curriculum development, teacher training, farm tours, and conferences create meaningful change in how our food is grown, prepared, and consumed, ensure that the next generation is invested in a sustainable food system, support human health, community health, and environmental health.
Eating with the Ecosystem is committed to pioneering a unique solution to the challenges of sustaining wild-caught fisheries. We envision a local seafood marketing system that mirrors ecosystem dynamics, supports and engages community-based fishermen, and creates system resilience through positive feedback loops between the people who eat seafood and the ecosystems that produce it. By introducing new mental models for food system planning and new avenues for consumer engagement, we work to replace a piecemeal and reductionist view of sustainability with a systems-based, place-bound template for sustainability that serves the long-term benefit of the New England region’s people and ecosystems.
Live Event Information
On June 18 at 12pm, the following items will be pulled from the virtual auction and will be auctioned LIVE at the event that evening (see below for event details).
1. A Feast from the Land and Sea gift basket
2. Kikuichi Knife Set and Ceviche Class
3. A Summer Thursday in Newport, RI
4. Two Nights in Jackson, NH Mountain Home
5. Stonington Farms Shellfish Shucking Party
6. In Home Private Dinner and Wine Pairing
If you have bid on those items prior to June 18 at noon and you are NOT attending the event, you will be contacted to see if you would like to enter a high bid for the auctioneer to use. If you are attending the event, you can continue bidding there. If you haven't bid on one of those items prior to June, and you are NOT attending - but would like to try and win an item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will join the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center and Eating with the Ecosystem for an unforgettable evening of food and drink with the purpose of helping our organizations build the foundation needed for a sustainable and equitable food system for all. June 18, 5:30pm. Tickets at www.yellowfarmhouse.org/setting-our-table. The live auction will take place during the dinner and will be led by local auctioneer, Geraldine Griffin.
Three of our region’s best chefs: James Wayman of Nana’s Westerly and Nana’s Bakery and Pizza in Mystic, David Standridge of the Shipwright’s Daughter in Mystic, and Todd Keister of The Cafe in Westerly have generously donated their time and culinary expertise.
Our collaborative dinner will take place at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in Stonington, an organization steeped in the history of the Portuguese fishing community in Southeastern Connecticut. Tickets at www.yellowfarmhouse.org/setting-our-table