connected by food
Our Farm-to-Table FREE Community Meal
By sharing a meal together, we nourish our community. We believe that when we join together at the ‘communal table’ and enjoy healthy locally grown food, we strengthen that which bonds us here in Aspen.
Our 2018 Meal
This year is our 11th annual Farm-to-Table FREE Community Meal, and over the past 10 years it has truly become an Aspen tradition.
The meal is on Tuesday, November 20th, 2 days before Thanksgiving. We already anticipate over 1,200 guests, and will need an estimated 250 volunteers to put it on. The event is free for EVERYONE and brings together all segments of our community. This year, 75% of the ingredients are being grown / raised within 35 miles of the venue, and the 100% of the food (down to the herbs and spices) is from the Roaring Fork / North Fork valley.
We are so excited to welcome this year's
Mountain Primal Meat Co.
This incredible event is made possible through our generous event supporters (like yourselves). The Annual Meal costs us ($35,000) representing only 25% of the actual cost of hosting the event, thanks to in-kind gifts from community businesses including the Jerome, Bethel Party Rentals, and various production companies, restaurants & local chefs. Well over 250 volunteers give their time and energy year after year in support of this experience. We believe passionately in this community celebration, and in past years, we have supported the remainder of our expenses with our annual fund, which also provides scholarships to our children’s programs and funds the daily operating expenses for our Farmpark, a public space for all to enjoy.
Thank you so much for your consideration in a sponsorship this year! Your support makes this event possible. Your support will be promoted to a physical audience of at least 1,500 and well over 10,000 in contact-reach through all marketing leading up to the event.
Nonprofit- 501-c-3 Tax-deduction opportunity.
Event Lead Sponsors $8-15K (Up to 5): Receive acknowledgment throughout all of our pre-and-post event marketing, including prominent Logo Placement on all Signage. Lead Sponsors, that give $10K or more, will also appear on the menu on behalf of one of the courses, and are offered a booth at the event if they choose.
Event Hosts Starting at $1,500: Receive acknowledgment throughout our pre-and-post event marketing materials
Table Sponsors Starting at $500 (35 Total): Table Sponsors appear on one of the tables at the event, as well as on our sponsor list at the entrance. Table Sponsors cover a portion of the cost of the meal for the individuals sitting at that particular table, and are honored as such.