Darien Land Trust to hold fourth Farm to Table dinner

A view of a previous Farm to Table dinner held by the Darien Land Trust. — Laureen Vellante photo

A warm summer night, three long tables set with white linens and sparkling lights and a local band at Waterbury Field in Darien will set the scene for the fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner hosted by the Darien Land Trust on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The event is made possible by the sponsorship of Baywater Properties, Halstead Properties, Laurel Road Bank, BMW of Darien, Dr. Gregory LaTrenta Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, McGuire, Cheswick and Tuttle Investment Counsel, Ring’s End & WinePort of Darien. BMW has donated a bicycle to be presented to a lucky guest at the event. Wee Burn Country Club, which is adjacent to Waterbury Field, continues to support the event with parking and logistics.

A three-course dinner will be served in the field by Tim LaBant catering, which specializes in fresh, local fare. Wine pairing recommendations for the menu will be created by WinePort of Darien. Musical entertainment will be provided by Busker, an acoustic pop/rock band, featuring Darienite Kevin Bannerton on drums and vocals.

The Farm to Table Dinner was created to celebrate the success the Land Trust has had in preserving more than 215 acres in Darien. Its mission is to permanently preserve open space in Darien, providing the community with environmentally rich habitats, scenic vistas, opportunities for educational experiences and the quiet enjoyment of nature.

The DLT receives land through a combination of gifts from property owners and in certain instances direct purchase of the land. Once the land is under DLT protection, trustees begin an active stewardship program. Waterbury Field was permanently preserved through a combination gift by the Joslin family and purchase in 2008 and has become a site of DLT’s demonstration landscape showcasing native plant species.

“Our Farm to Table event has been a huge success over the years,” says DLT President Flip Huffard. “It’s a magical evening, having dinner outside under the stars and enjoying the field and the natural setting. Having supporters join us for an event on the land we’ve preserved always creates a special occasion.”

To purchase tickets, visit darienlandtrust.org. To stay up to date with events, films, lectures and more, follow the DLT on Facebook and Instagram.