Saturday, October 1st
5 - 10pm
Join us for an outdoor feast that celebrates Fall at Winslow’s Farm
Upon arrival, enjoy cocktails and appetizers, tour the farm and meet our Angus cows, goats and chickens! A five-course meal prepared by Chef Tyson Long showcasing our fall harvest will be served as the sun sets over the lake and the Missouri countryside. Cocktail pairings and a roaring bonfire will keep guests and spirits warm and cozy as dusk slides into evening. Live acoustic violin and guitar.
Transportation to and from the farm is included and sponsored by UBS.
The event will be held rain or shine.
presented by Winslow's Home
in support of Operation Food Search
100% of the ticket price from this event will be donated to support Operation Food Search.
A quarter of the children in our community are threatened by hunger, which is well above the national average. What sets Operation Food Search apart from other food banks is a strong focus on nutrition education for children. As a voice for our most vulnerable citizens, Operation Food Search works hard to break down barriers that prevent children from accessing the food they need.
Nutrition affects a child's cognitive, social an emotional development. Those who do not get the nutrition they need are more likely to have problems learning, growing and interacting. A well-nourished child will have a better opportunity to be prepared for school, have fewer absences, and have the concentration to achieve academically.
Winslow’s Farm supplies sustainably grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, including several unusual and heirloom varieties, for the Winslow's Home kitchen. Its 5 acres of fields and verdant pastures are nestled between rolling hills and freshwater streams of Augusta, Missouri, 35 miles west of St. Louis. Now in its tenth growing season, Winslow’s Farm continues to expand the operation each year.
The farm was acquired by The Lipton family in 1997, from descendants of the farm’s original family that settled there in the 1800s. The barn, house and outbuildings date back 100 years and have been retrofitted to meet the demands of a modern working small-acre farm while maintaining historical integrity. The fields were planted with cleansing cover crops for eight years before fencing irrigation and cultivation was introduced in 2005. Irrigation was brought to field in 2008 and a high tunnel and fruit trees were introduced in 2009. In 2015, a herd of Black Angus cattle was introduced, and the herd doubled during calving season in late winter.
In 2016, new farm managers Kasey Peters and Trevis Carmichael joined the team and brought with them a herd of goats, which kidded in May, joining a flock of baby chicks, and an old red horse in the barn. The clucking, mooing and baying sounds that fill the air are delightful, but they earn their keep by cutting the grass, clearing the brush, providing fresh free range eggs and fertilizing the fields. An 1100-square foot greenhouse was also added in 2016 which will allow all crops to be started from seed and planted in succession as needed, extending the length of time the crop is available.
All animals are outside during the day and their diet is primarily grass, with some grain added for nutrients and calories. Our animals and plants are watered from a well and no inorganic synthetic herbicides or pesticides are used on the growing fields or surrounding land. Pest and funguses are minimized through a carefully planned rotation, and treated using organic methodologies. Through integration, these practices strengthen the biodiversity of our farm and build the organic matter in the soil.