OCTOBER 9, 16, 17

CONNECT WITH THE LAND.
DISCOVER TRADITIONS.
BE INSPIRED.

Farming-focused fundraiser to support Chippewa Valley Museum  

In-person and virtual -- something for everyone! 

Location: Chippewa Valley Museum
What to Expect, In-Person:
Choose the night(s) to attend (see specific themes and speakers below).

During the event, you will be assigned to a small group of 10. Your small group will have a "dance card" -- a schedle of activities and places and people to visit throughout the evening. You will be able to:
*  Play games
*  Meet those who work the land. Ask questions. Learn.
*  Nibble on light appetizers provided by Just Local Food Cooperataive
*  Vist our Cash Bar stocked with Lazy Monk, Infinity Beverage, and non-alcoholic beverages
*  Tour the visitor favorite “Farm Life” exhibit as well as other museum exhibits
*  Bid on an amazing array of Silent Auction items (see below for growing list of silent auction items)
*  Support your local museum

Attire: Jeans and flannel encouraged!

Each night limited to 40 guests. Masks required. Frequent sanitizing throuhgout the evening. Social distancing where possible.

What to Expect, Virtual-Only
An exclusive website link lets you join in the fun from home PLUS you will receive a $5 voucher to Just Local Food Cooperative to enjoy appetizers at home. You will be able to:
*  Go on a virtual scavenger hunt
*  Test your cheese knowledge with a Cheesy Trivia game
*  Be the first to go on a brand new 360 degree Farm Life Virtual Exhibit Tour
*  Watch pre-recorded speaker presentations
*  Bid online for gifts for others (or yourself)
*  Support your local museum from home

Tickets per person: 1 night: $45 | 2 nights: $80/ticket | 3 nights: $100/ticket | Virtual only: $50

Register Online here or contact Rachel Meyer at r.meyer@cvmuseum.com or (715) 834-7871. 

**$5 from every ticket will be donated to Wisconsin Farmers Union to support Educational Opportunities for Beginning Farmers**


October 9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sustainability

Organic farming, Kristina Beuning, owner of fruit and vegetable CSA Sunbow Farms 
Saving the watershed, Bill Hogesth from Wisconsin Farmers Union 
Local cooperativesJust Local Food Cooperative


Father and son in a no-till field, courtesy Wisconsin Farmers Union

October 16: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Traditions

Steve Connell from Connell's Family Orchard, owned by the family since 1858
Bryce Luchterhand who runs a century farm with his wife, Max 
Wild Ricing station 
Hmoob/Hmong farming 


Connell's apple shed, 1958, courtesy of Connell family.

October 17: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Next Generation

Youth demos and projects by Chippewa County 4H clubs and Bloomer FFA  
Wisconsin Farmers Union Camp History and Future, Cathy Statz


Kamp Kenwood counselors explaining to campers how a co-op works 
Courtesy Wisconsin Farmers Union



Farm Life Harvest was developed with support from Wisconsin Farmers Union.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


  RCU Logo  


  Xcel Logo




  TrustPoint Logo

 Ramones Ice Cream Parlor Logo
 Peoples Bank Midwest



Williams Diamond Center Logo


Becky Adamski Kirsche & Matthew Kirsche


 SILENT AUCTION ITEMS (Keep checking back to see what's been added to this list)

                 
Action City Tickets 1940s Applique Quilt
           
Outdoor Barn Quilt Glass Orchard Pumpkin and glass fuzing workshop for 2    
               
 St. Croix Spinning Rod & Hammock Handmade Wooden Noah's Ark with animals
                
Handmade Jewelry from Adorn Yoga Room Punch Card
                 
Full CSA Share from Sunbow Farms Connell's Family Orchard Goodie Basket
             
Ramone's Ice Cream package: apparel,
freezer tote, & $50 gift card
Wisconsin Badgers Floor Mat, Huebsch Services
              
Tangled Up in Hue basket Ten 50# bags shelled deer corn & deer salt lick
           
Bloody Mary Basket, Visit Eau Claire Leinenkugel's Umbrella & Signed Paddle 
       
"Box Elder" Wood Scultpure Horse Carriage Ride for 2-4 people, Cabin Ridge Rides 
           
Signed Green Bay Packers football $100 Northern Tap House Gift Cards
           
3 Full Service Car Washes, 
Clearwater Car Wash
Christy J Photography photo session
at 1871 Schlegelmilch House
          
$100 Scheels Gift Card Framed Country Farm Print
          
Handmade Turned Bowl Board & Brush Workshop and Wood Sign
           
Chocolate basket, Sweet Driver Chocolates Ice Cream Party in a 1950s Ice Cream Parlor
           
Silver Spring Cooler & goodies $100 gift Certificate Glaze N' Glass Creations
           
WFU Kamp Kenwood gift certificate for
2 campers or family camp
Doggie Special: Dogtopia gift certifacte, dog treats, and more
           
Vintage Eau Claire Poster
plus $50 Galloway Grille gift Certificate
Aveda products from Urban Style Salon
          
Simple will for married couple from
Herrick & Hart, $400 value