5th Annual Bounty of the County a Success, $26,000 Raised for Development Efforts
The annual fundraiser, held at Schoharie Valley Farms Carrot Barn Saturday, was sold out for the first time with 120 guests and supporters arriving from across the region. Those in attendance were treated to a cocktail hour, silent auction, raffle, and a locally sourced dinner in the Carrot Barn’s greenhouse surrounded by flowers and hanging baskets.
Tyler DeGroff, chef of The Hen & The Hound Bistro in Middleburgh, served up masterful appetizers and a four-course meal. Guests were presented cauliflower and sweet pea tamales, Moroccan style lamb from Highland Hollow and Hessian Hill farms, and Highland Hollow pork over local polenta.
DeGroff finished the night with cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries from Bohringer’s Fruit Farm.
Between courses attendees moved in and out of the greenhouse to place bids on 80 donated items up for grabs in the raffle and silent auction, including an oil painting by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith and tickets to shows at Proctors, SPAC, and the Glimmerglass Opera.
“Our 5th Annual Bounty of the County Gala was a great success, and as always we are thankful for those who came out to support our efforts to build upon Schoharie County’s assets and help create a sustainable community and strong local economy,” said Sarah Goodrich, executive director of SALT Development. Dozens of volunteers contributed over 600 hours of their time.
“We are very grateful to be defined by such a strong and generous community of supporters and volunteers. We raised over $26,000, which is the most we’ve ever raised with Bounty of the County.”
Written by Sarah Roberts.
Photographs by Roslyn Wetsel Photography.