to everyone that came to visit Empire Farm to celebrate food and farming and to talk about funding youth education in agriculture!

A grand success, FarmOn! 8th Anniversary HOOT! ITALIANO with Rolando Beramendi Host & Author of AUTENTICO, Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Raising over $123,000.00 in total from the event provides over $62,000 to FarmOn! Foundation Educational Programming for 2018.

Thank you to all of our Donors, Attendees, Supporters, Sponsors, Chefs, Farmers, Pit masters, Volunteers, FarmOn! Board of Directors, Staff, Students and our Host Rolando Beramendi, Manicaretti Italian Food Importers, Sprig & Social, Mazzone Hospitality and Rhinebeck Rentals for a superb production and a fantastic evening the community and supporters love.

The 5 course meal was a HOOT! ITALIANO AUTENTICO and so memorable with 300 Confetti Cannons celebrating FarmOn! Foundation philanthropic work from donors who gave to support reaching our $150k goal.

We are $27,000.00 short of our mid year goal – and you can help by donating today DONATE NOW.

We invite you to visit Empire Farm and continue to give annually to our work at Empire Farm, at local school lunch, planting school gardens and advocacy for farming in our community at large providing economic development and a network of opportunities that respect farming as a noble profession and viable livelihood.

Thank you to each of your for your kind works, ongoing support and sharing our love of farming, health and wellness in our agricultural community.

If you ate today, thank a farmer.  FarmOn!

We loved visiting

Tessa, we loved visiting and experiencing the farm, and the fabulous dinner. Very best.

Cyrus Vance - New York County District Attorney

An outstanding evening

Tessa, kudos to you and the team for an outstanding evening. I cannot imagine the organization necessary to create that event. The lighting of the stars at each table was a cool idea.

Dr. Sam Simon - Hudson Valley Fresh Founder

Your ideas

Your ideas and follow through have made us all more than what we were without you!

Jim and Karen Davenport - Tollgate Farm

Truly an amazing event.

Bravo! Fantastico! Truly an amazing event. It is wonderful to see the community come together like this in support our farmers, our chefs and to all the people who care about creating a better food system.


Super fun party

Super fun party last week! I had a great time and am honored to have been a part of it. Where we send our donation check?

Diana P. Cohen - Founder & Director Primrose Hill School


This was amazing!

Jenny Greene-Magliano


Wonderful evening and spectacular fundraiser.

Maggie Hull

Best "Group" Dinner

What I would like to tell you is that it was the best "group" dinner I ever attended and I have attended many... None of them was as delicious, interesting, or as creative as last Saturday's FarmOn! dinner. Congratulations and I look forward to next year.

Anna Winand

Delicious Dinner!

Thank you for a most delicious dinner!

Bob & Linda Fix - Fix Farms

great event!

Thank you for a great evening and your great event!

Thomas Tyrrell


What a great night on Saturday! Thanks for all the good you are doing. Glad to be able to support something we feel so strongly about (and there are many facets to what you are doing that we greatly appreciate.). So good that you are working with SUNY and hope those kinds of relationships will only grow.

Hinda Bodinger


We had so much fun.

Stacey Hengsterman

The food was outstanding!!

The food was outstanding!! Kudos to you and your team for getting the state education certification.

Dr. Sam Simon - Founder of Hudson Valley Fresh


Congratulations on a very successful event! The food, the people, and the setting were perfect!

Jane Wladar - Modern Farmer Publisher