Glynwood Hosts Gala to Support Local Farming

Dinner, dancing, auction on Sept. 12

Glynwood will hold its annual Farm Dance Gala, a night of food, festivity and dancing at its 225-acre farm in Cold Spring, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 10 p.m.

This year, Glynwood’s Harvest Award will go to NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, with its initiative to ensure “health through food.” Led by John Federspiel, the Harvest for Health program ensures that nutrition is incorporated into every care plan for its patients. In order to address obesity, heart disease and diabetes, Federspiel designed the program to offer healthy cooking classes, an organic gardening program and the bimonthly farmers market on-site.

Glynwood’s Farm Dance Gala will showcase locally sourced food. A Harvest Table during cocktail hour will offer guests cheese, charcuterie, salsa and crackers, all from Hudson Valley farms. Cider, wine, beer and Saratoga Spring water will also be available. Additional products will be offered at the marketplace following the event. A seated dinner will be catered by Main Course Farm to Table Foods and Catering in New Paltz and will feature Glynwood’s pasture-raised meat.

The Edith & Bennett Band is the musical entertainment, alongside caller extraordinaire, Dave Harvey. Glynwood’s live auction prizes this year are organized in packages by theme: “Taste”(dinner and wine pairings in New York City and the Hudson Valley), “Explore” (travel destinations, including a private tour and luncheon at Les jardins des Quatre-Vents in Quebec), and “Do” (educational and taste immersions with regional food and beverage producers). Prizes also include Glynwood farm products, tickets to farmer training workshops and the opportunity to sponsor one of this season’s five farm apprentices.

For tickets and information, visit, or call 845-265-3338.

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