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Heartland Farm to host Farm to Table Dinner
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Alex Cartwright, Great Bend, will perform at the Heartland Farm Farm to Table Dinner Sept. 16. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

PAWNEE ROCK — Join Heartland Farm for their annual “Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser”, which will be held at the farm Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm. The fundraiser will feature a specially prepared dinner made with ingredients grown or raised on the farm, live music by Great Bend musician Alex Cartwright, demonstrations provided by Heartland Farm staff and John Makings of Rhythm Makings and a silent auction.
As a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Heartland Farm consists of an eighty acre homestead with organic gardens, crop lands and pastures, alpacas, a prairie labyrinth and many trails. A wooded creek traverses the land and two ponds offer habitat for the native species that dwell here. The farm also includes 2 straw bale buildings, one an art studio and the other a hermitage. The farm relies on many volunteers throughout the year to grow delicious food and assist with programs for area communities and visitors.
Participants may come before dinner and stroll around the farm to discover all the unique animals and buildings it has to offer such as the farm’s alpacas, chickens, pottery, barn, and high tunnel. Yard games and a hand drum display will be provided by John Makings. A Yarn spinning demonstration will be provided by Mary Ellen Dater, Heartland farm resident. A social hour and dinner will follow.
Throughout the evening attendees may bid on silent auction items such as jams and jellies, pickles, produce baskets, products made with alpaca wool, a denim quilt, and other items made on the farm.
Heartland Farm asks that participants RSVP by September 11 to ensure a spot at the table. Tickets are
$40 per person or $280 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. A full agenda of the evening can also be found at the website above. Proceeds from the event help support Heartland Farm’s ability to bring vibrant opportunities and programs to the community.
Questions about the fundraiser can be answered by calling the farm at 620-923-4585.
Heartland Farm’s Spiritual Retreat Center is an operation of the Dominican Sisters of Peace who believe in the integration of mind, body, and spirit. We raise alpacas for their fleece, chickens for fresh farm eggs, and we grow organic food in our gardens spring through fall.
Heartland Farm is located 13 miles west of Great Bend, Kansas in rural Rush County. Surrounded by vistas of farms and the great sky, this beautiful setting offers space for retreat and renewal, study and prayer, learning and creative expression.