This past Friday night I was at the Peacock Road Tree Farm for the Bath Township Farmers Market 'Farm to Fork Fall Feast', a fundraiser for the market with a delicious dinner prepared by Michigan State University Corporate Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski (2018 MCCA Chef of the Year).

 

It was a feel-good event on so many levels: First, it was for a great cause, supporting the farmers and Bath community members who support locally grown crops and locally crafted goods.

Second, it was at Peacock Road Tree Farm, which is a beautiful location and they have a ton of fun family activities available. If you're not familiar with the Peacock Road Tree Farm, it was started by Ed Carpenter, the owner of Liskey's Auto and Truck Service in downtown Lansing. He donated the event space for the dinner this past Friday night and gave a little speech, said how grateful he is to everyone who's supported his auto repair business, while at the same time, he wanted to someday have a business people wanted to visit, not one they had to visit - behold, a Christmas tree farm/pumpkin patch/wedding venue.

The evening was outstanding and the people who organized and attended were delightful. I am grateful to have been a part of it.

And among the auction items was the Bath Township Police Department Ride to School, which made me laugh:

Please buy local, support your community; visit your local farmers markets - many of them are moving indoors now until Spring!