Bounty of the County was a great success! The Bounty of the County Gala is SALT Development’s major fundraiser and was an evening of culinary decadence and delight. Executive Chef Tyler DeGroff of Hen & the Hound Bistro worked with local Schoharie Valley and regional farmers and businesses to showcase regional ingredients, beer and spirits. SALT also entertained a silent auction throughout the night. Over $26,000 was raised is cash donations and $26, 576 through in-kind services and donations. To read the press release and view photographs from the event, click here.
The event, chaired by SALT board member Pat Clancy, benefits SALT Development, a community development and emergency preparedness organization in Schoharie County. SALT is well known in the region for coordinating flood relief after Hurricane Irene. SALT’s focus is now on emergency preparedness and community development, and the organization is committed to growing a stronger community to help withstand future disasters.
Bounty of the County Gala Seasonal Menu
Course 1 – Local Cauliflower and Sweet Pea Tamale with Fire Roasted green chili Mole.
Course 2 – Moroccan Style Highland Hollow and Hessian Hill Farm lamb served with perfumed basmati rice, toasted almonds, fig mostarda.
Course 3 – Highland Hollow Miale al Latte (Cowbella Farm Milk Braised Highland Hollow Pork) served over local Sweet pea polenta, garlicy spinach and pea tendrils.
Course 4 – Grandma Pat’s Cheesecake with Bohringer’s Fruit Farm strawberries.
Bounty of the County Gala Planning Committee:
Robin Alley, community member
Shirley Ball, Co-Owner of Carrot Barn and Schoharie Valley Farms
Cindy Barber, Co-Owner of Barber Farms
Cathleen Berry, Inserts and Ad Design Manager at the Mountain Eagle and Schoharie News
Jolyn Borst, Carrot Barn and Schoharie Valley Farms
Cyndee Burton, Carrot Barn
Pat Clancy, SALT Development Board member and BOC committee chair
Lynn Macan, community member, retired Superintendent of Cobleskill Richmondville
Tyler DeGroff, Executive Chef and Owner of the Green Iguana Bistro & Catering
Jess Goblet, Hessian Hill Farm
Sarah Goodrich, Executive Director of SALT Development
Jerrine Corallo, SALT Development
Joan Marciniak, community member
Jessica McClung, Owner and Baker of Lucky Clover Artisanal Bakery
Amy Wolfe, Owner and Photographer at Twice Beloved Photography
A BIG THANK YOU TO:
Our Bounty of the County planning committee co-chairs Pat Clancy & Robin Alley and members Cindy Barber, Cathleen Berry, Jolyn Borst, Cyndee Burton, Tyler DeGroff, Jess Goblet, Sarah Goodrich, Jin Sun Kim, Lynn Macan, Joan Marciniak, Wayne Regels, Amy Wolfe and Jerrine Corallo.
Our gracious hosts Richard & Shirley Markham Ball and their family Ethan Ball, Sarah Hooper and Jolyn Borst of The Carrot Barn.
Our Chef Tyler John Catton DeGroff of The Hen & The Hound Bistro and his assistants for an incredible dinner.
Our local farms Highland Hollow, Hessian Hill Farm, Barber’s Farm, Schoharie Valley Farms and Bohringer’s Fruit Farm.
Our entertaining emcee for the evening Doug Cater.
Cyndee Lighthall Burton for coordinating outstanding service.
John Florussen for the perfect cocktail hour music.
Justin Behan of Green Wolf Brewing Co. for providing refreshing local brews.
Farmhouse Floral Design for our gorgeous centerpieces.
Settles Hill Banquets & Events & Irmgard Buess for serving supplies.
Fusion Community Church for assisting with parking.
Roslyn Wetsell Photography & Twice Beloved Studio for capturing the evening in photographs.
Thank you to our board members Georgia Van Dyke, Carl Shepard, Shirley Markham Ball, David Cox, Bob Lindholm, Daniel Ross, Pat Clancy, Dr. Roy Korn, Kristin Magnusen Williams, LeeAnn Brown-Arnold and for their generosity with their time and resources.
Thank you to all our volunteers who donated their time on Friday and Saturday to help us set up, provide extraordinary service, and break down for Bounty of the County.
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