Eastham, MA – The Community Development Partnership (CDP) is celebrating at their 5th Annual Summer Evening on the Farm. You’re invited to join them as they honor their past and look ahead to the future. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Halcyon Farm in Brewster. The event at the farm will be followed by A Farm to Table Feast at Sunbird Kitchen in Orleans later that evening.
“Twenty-six years ago, a truly visionary group of community leaders founded the CDP with a commitment to creating opportunities for people to live, work and thrive on the Lower Cape,” said Jay Coburn, CDP Chief Executive Officer. “On the 22nd, we will celebrate our accomplishments in supporting small businesses and creating more affordable housing, while rededicating ourselves to continuing to nurture a vibrant Lower Cape community.”
The evening starts at the bucolic Halcyon Farm in Brewster, where guests will enjoy tasty local bites and drinks provided by local purveyors of food and drink. There will be live musical entertainment by the Bert Jackson Quartet and a live auction emceed by former State Senator Dan Wolf. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet individuals served by the CDP over the years and network with others interested in a strong Lower Cape community.
Tickets are $75 for general admission and $30 for kids 15 and under.
Can’t get enough? Guests can continue the evening with an intimate farm-to-table dinner at Sunbird Kitchen in Orleans. A Farm to Table Feast features 3-courses prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including wine and beer pairings. Guests will learn where the food comes from and how it’s prepared. Starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets for the Farm to Table Feast are $200 (includes admission to Summer Evening on the Farm).
“This event is a great place to enjoy the beauty of our community and its people while raising important funds that allow the CDP to support more small businesses and create more affordable homes,” says Coburn.
This year’s event is made possible in large part due to these generous local businesses: the event’s Harvest Sponsors: Cape Associates and Truro Vineyards; Garden Sponsors: Aqua Bar, Nauset Disposal and Whiteley Plumbing; and Seedling Sponsors: 3Harbors Realty, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Coastal Engineering, Cove Road Real Estate, J.M. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., Kerry Insurance Agency, Mid-Cape Home Centers, Secure Networks for Small Businesses, Melissa K. Hennessey, CFP® Edward Jones, Fran Schofield, Realtor, Robert Paul Properties, La Tanzi, Spaulding & Landreth and Shepley Wood Products.
“We are so grateful for all of the in-kind and financial support we have received from our sponsors,” said Coburn.
Event Supporting Sponsors include, Devil’s Purse Brewing Company, Mayflower Trolley, Halcyon Farm, Mac’s Parties & Provisions, Nauset Disposal, Sunbird Kitchen, The Bert Jackson Quartet, The Local Scoop, Truro Vineyards, Vervaine Design Studio and Wellfleet Shellfish Company.
The event is also supported by a Host Committee of community members, including— Elliott Carr, Matt & Katie Cole, Ben & Jackie deRuyter, Alison & John Ferring, Lisa Guyon, Alan & Fran McClennen, Lori Meads, Gwen Pelletier, Florence & Ira Seldin, Andrew Stern & Emily Miller, Jen & Jeff Cusack; Alison Supple Evans & Jon Evans, Barbara Wood & Jay Vivian, Liza Cox & Philippe Rispoli.
Proceeds from both events support the CDP’s work to create opportunities for people to live, work and thrive on the Lower Cape.
To purchase tickets, please go to our website www.capecdp.org or call Susan at (508) 240-7873 x22. Capacity is limited at both events. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.
Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.
We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing, farming, art and hospitality.
In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us—preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.
To find out more information about this organization, go to www.capecdp.org.