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Our Annual Fall Country Luncheon & Silent Auction was another great success!

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Despite the cold and threat of rain, over 350 supporters and friends gathered on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend to celebrate farmland protection at Wethersfield Farm in Stanford. Luncheon co-chairs Zibby and Jim Tozer and Nancy and Fritz Henze delivered a spectacular event matched only by the gorgeous views of the landscape outside the tent.

While guests enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by The Farmer’s Wife, they were welcomed to the event by the DLC’s Board Chairman Rebecca Seaman and President Becky Thornton. They stressed the importance of farmland protection as a way of keeping land in active agriculture to ensure our future food source, and discussed the recent preservation of a portion of Ronnybrook Dairy, owned by the Osofsky Family. Rick Osofsky spoke on behalf of the family, sharing his dad’s history with the DLC’s beginnings, and noting that protecting the land through a purchase of their development rights was a great way for them to permanently protect their land for agriculture. It also provided important funds to reinvest in their farm operation and to transition the farm to the next generation.

Our heartfelt thanks to the many people who made the luncheon a great success: to our Co-Chairs Zibby and Jim Tozer and Nancy and Fritz Henze – we can’t thank you enough for your hard work to ensure that we had an amazing and successful event. To Kevin Malloy and all at Wethersfield Farm, we thank you for your help, patience, and invaluable advice – not to mention the hayrides enjoyed by our younger patrons! Thanks to Tim Bontecou and Nate Weeks for securing and installing the 15-foot birch trees to decorate the tent – we (literally) couldn’t do it without you! Thanks also to Judy Murphy and Old Farm Nursery for the beautifully decorated entrance to our tent – it was gorgeous! Thanks to our sponsors, Bank of Millbrook and Paula Redmond Real Estate. To our Underwriters, Patrons and Silent Auction Donors and Winners, we thank you so much for your generosity – it enables us to continue to protect more of the beautiful landscape we call home.

Photos by Barbara Beatty Photography/Mary Hilliard


Photos by Barbara Beatty Photography/Mary Hilliard

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