The Full-Belly Benefit Dance Party was created eight years ago to capture the incredible outpouring of support and community involvement during the Obama campaign and turn some of that attention to our local community.
The sponsors of this event are local farmers, educators, and food purveyors who recognize the importance of strengthening food security, both at the immediate level, through the work of Amherst Survival Center and the Northampton Survival Centers, through Kestrel Land Trust‘s long term efforts to protect local farmland, and this year through CISA’s Local Food For All Campaign. Those who attended any of the past events can attest that we had walloping good times dancing the night away — and raising over $4000! This year The No-No’s and special guest Trailer Swift will provide us with toe tapping dance tunes, our co-sponsors will provide us with snacks, and various artisans will provide us with a cash bar featuring local libations. And new this year, we will have a 50/50 cash raffle as we do our best to raise as much money for our recipients as possible. Click over to the Facebook event page for more information.
Artifact Cider, Book and Plow Farm, Brookfield Farm, CISA, Crimson & Clover Farm, The Farmer’s Pantry, Foxtown Farm, Grow Food Northampton, Hungry Ghost Bakery, Mi Tierra Tortillas, Naturopathic Health Care (Drs Amy Rothenberg & Paul Herscu), Natural Roots, Next Barn Over, Old Friends Farm, The Organic Gourmet (The Organic Gourmet), Paul & Elizabeth’s Restaurant, Queen’s Greens, Real Pickles, Riverland Farm,Simple Gifts Farm, Small One’s Farm, Thyme Herbal, Valley Malt,Wheelhouse Farm Food Truck, Winter Moon Roots.