in lieu of feast
Saratoga PLAN’s Feast of the Fields has become a cherished community tradition where kindred spirits congregate to share the bounty of area farms and support the preservation of land and nature.
It is with regret that I write to inform you that the 15th Feast will not be held this year. The health and safety of our community is of greatest importance and our traditional large gathering is simply not possible during these pandemic times.The health and safety of our community is of greatest importance and our traditional large gathering is simply not possible during these pandemic times.
Each year the Feast raises critical funds needed for land conservation, stewardship, and protection of this very special place. Feast guests generously contribute over $80,000, funds that Saratoga PLAN depends on to accomplish its mission. We hope you will continue to support land conservation in Saratoga County by making a gift to Saratoga PLAN today. In lieu of delectable Feast specials, see below for a “menu” of enticing projects your gift supports.
Click here to see an enlarged version of the menu.
Conservation is only possible when supported by members of a community who benefit from the many ways it improves the quality of life. We understand that some of you have felt the financial pain of the pandemic and will have to sit this one out. We empathize and appreciate your past support. For those friends and supporters who are in a sounder financial position, we hope you can support us again this year. Regardless of your circumstances, please take comfort in knowing that the land you’ve helped conserve is still there, working for all of us.
Your gift ensures we have healthy local food, pure water, clean air, lovely views, abundant wildlife and all the natural world has to offer. These outdoor spaces will restore our bodies, spirits and minds for generations to come.
We will miss you at the Feast this year and hope that you are finding other delicious, yet more private, ways to enjoy the harvest from your garden, farmstands, farmers markets, and local restaurants.
With deep appreciation,