Peconic Land Trust’s Through Farms and Fields Benefit Is Sunday; Auction Is Online Now

Will Halsey at a past Peconic Land Trust Through Farms and Fields Country Supper. Will Halsey at a past Peconic Land Trust Through Farms and Fields Country Supper.
Will Halsey at a past Peconic Land Trust Through Farms and Fields Country Supper. Photo credit: Richard Lewin

The Peconic Land Trust’s 12th annual Through Farms and Fields benefit, A Country Supper, is this Sunday, August 3, and tickets have sold out—though a few seats may open up at last minute.

Board members Richard Hogan and Carron Sherry host this year’s event at their home on Ward’s Point on Shelter Island.

Through Farms and Fields celebrates the local bounty of the East End: fresh produce, fish, and wines. This year, the event will also honor the conservation philanthropy of Barbara J. Slifka. Slifka has been a member of the trustees council of the Peconic Land Trust since 2007, and has  supported the mission of the trust and numerous conservation campaigns, including the protection of the Hopping Farmland (home of the Pike Farmstand), Bridge Gardens and Quail Hill Farm.

In addition to her support of the Peconic Land Trust, Slifka supports numerous East End and New York City charities involved in conservation, education and the arts, including the Big Apple Circus, The New York City Ballet, The Nature Conservancy, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Parrish Art Museum, The Interfaith Center of New York, and Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

A silent auction will take place the night of the benefit and includes a Bridge Gardens’ cocktail party and tour, Quail Hill Farm Summer Share, cashmere package by Chris Arlotta, private tour and lunch at the Parrish Art Museum, Arlotta Oils & Vinegar package, and Golf at the Bridgehampton Club.

An online auction is now live through Charitybuzz and the available items include two tickets to Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton, four tickets and a backstage tour for the New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, a four-night stay at the Playa Nicuesa Rain Forest Lodge in Costa Rica, artist monotype by Anne Raymond, private tour and tea at Sylvester Manor, private cooking lessons with chef David Lapham, and a mini-golf party at the Children’s Museum of the East End with a custom ice cream cake from Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream.

Through Farms and Fields will be held on Sunday, August 3, at 5 p.m. at the home of Richard Hogan and Carron Sherry. To attend Through Farms and Fields, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631-283-3195 or send an email to [email protected]. Tickets start at $350. 

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