Thank you for another great celebration of local food & farmers

Photos by Scott Cordiero

October 3 was a spectacular night at the lovely Squantum Association, in Riverside, RI, site of our annual fall fundraiser and best Harvesting Hope yet. We’re grateful for the generosity of our attendees, sponsors and supporters. We deeply appreciate all who contributed to make this year’s event such a success, exceeding our goal for the evening!

Producing such a wonderful gathering isn’t possible without the many sponsors, in-kind contributors and auction donors who generously give to SCLT. Whenever possible, we ask our friends to support these local companies and businesses. We are also grateful to our fantastic volunteers, as well, from UNFI, Blue Marble Brands and Citizens Bank, in particular.

Our biggest thank you goes to Chef Matt Varga and his crew from Gracie’s for dedicating their time and talent to designing and executing the delicious menu, in cooperation with the chefs from Squantum. Their dishes – created with fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits grown by SCLT-supported farmers – made the evening especially meaningful.

One of the other highlights was the short video about SCLT’s work and expansion into Pawtucket and Central Falls. If you didn’t catch it at the event, take a look! It video was produced by Atomic Clock, with music by Kevin MacLeod (“Moonstone” “Whimsy Groove” “Crossing the Divide”, licensed under Creative Commons: by attribution 3.0 License).

Thank you all for a terrific event.

Interested in membership or holding an event at Squantum? Contact Jon Prata, Club manager at


Harvesting Hope is SCLT’s annual celebration of the end of the growing season, and progress made towards improving our local food system so that it serves all Rhode Islanders. We invite you to join our efforts at any time of the year!

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