In late August, we shared with an ambitious goal – to raise $192,000 for local land conservation through community led 1:1 match donations. Just a month and a half later, we have wonderful news to share!
Photos of the 2023 Harvest Celebration captured by Katrina Shelby Photography. Click here to see the full gallery!
On Saturday, September 30th, 250 community members gathered at the 21st Annual Harvest Celebration at the Holladay Barn in Dungeness in support of protecting farmland. Together, we shared a truly amazing meal made by local hands with ingredients grown by local hands – a reminder of the many ways farmland nourishes us. Over 40 volunteers put a collective 160 hours into making this beautiful day a success. Coupled with the spectacular generosity shown throughout the evening, it was a true honor to recognize SisterLand Farms as the 2023 Farmers of the Year.
It is with excitement and gratitude that we share with you that together we not only met our fundraising goal, but exceeded it. This community has raised over $200,000 for land conservation this harvest season, with more donations still coming in. This is no small feat, in fact it is one of the largest fundraising efforts in the organization’s history. This remarkable community accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without your generous support. Over 178 households contributed to this amazing effort. Thank you!
So far, our community has permanently protected 25 farms across Clallam County. The funds generated by our community this harvest season allow us to expand the organization’s capacity and help meet the increased demand for land conservation in our region. Stay tuned for more good news, protected farm #26 is coming soon!
Harvest celebration merch available now!
Want to commemorate this momentous occasion? Pick up a 2023 Harvest Celebration t-shirt or sweatshirt, featuring an original illustration by local artist Jaiden Dokken.