Community Development Partnership to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Annual "farm" fundraiser is August 23rd

The Community Development Partnership (CDP) turns 25 this year and they’re celebrating at their 4th Annual Summer Evening on the Farm. You’re invited to join them as they honor their past and look ahead to the future. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Halcyon Farm in Brewster. It will be followed again by A Farm to Table Feast at Sunbird Kitchen in Orleans directly afterward.

“Twenty-five years ago, a truly visionary group of community leaders founded the CDP with a commitment to creating opportunities for people to live, work and thrive on the Lower Cape,” said Jay Coburn, CDP Executive Director. “On the 23rd, we will celebrate our accomplishments in supporting small businesses and creating more affordable housing, while rededicating ourselves to continuing to nurture a vibrant Lower Cape community.”

The evening starts at the bucolic Halcyon Farm in Brewster, where guests will enjoy tasty local bites and drinks. There will be live musical entertainment by the Bert Jackson Quartet and three amazing live auction experiences. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet individuals we've worked with over the years and network with others interested in a strong Lower Cape community. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $30 for kids 15 and under.

Can’t get enough? Guests can continue the evening with an intimate farm-to-table dinner at Sunbird Kitchen in Orleans. A Farm to Table Feast features 3-courses prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including wine and beer pairings. Guests will learn where the food comes from and how it’s prepared. Starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets for the Farm to Table Feast are $200 (includes admission to Summer Evening on the Farm).

“This event is a great place to enjoy the beauty of our community and its people while raising important funds that allow the CDP to support more small businesses and create more affordable homes,” said Coburn.

This year’s event is made possible in large part due to these generous local businesses: the event’s Harvest Sponsor—Cape Associates; Cultivator Sponsor—Nauset Disposal; and Garden Sponsors—Beanstock Coffee Roasters; Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; Cove Road Real Estate; Fran Schofield, Realtor, Robert Paul Properties; J.M. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.; La Tanzi, Spaulding & Landreth; Seamen's Bank; Secure Networks for Small Businesses; 3Harbors Realty; Whiteley Plumbing and HVAC.

“We are so grateful for all of the in-kind and financial support we have received from our sponsors,” said Coburn.

Event Supporting Sponsors include, Devil’s Purse Brewing Company; Funk Bus; Halcyon Farm; Mac’s Parties & Provisions; Nauset Disposal; Sunbird Kitchen; The Bert Jackson Quartet; The Local Scoop; Truro Vineyards; Vervaine Design Studio; and Wellfleet Shellfish Company.

The event is also supported by a Host Committee of community members, including— Elliott Carr; Matt & Katie Cole; Ben & Jackie deRuyter; Alison & John Ferring; Lisa Guyon; Alan & Fran McClennen; Lori Meads; Gwen Pelletier; Sid & Donna Snow; Alison Supple Evans
& Jon Evans; Beth & Tim Wade.

Proceeds from both events support the CDP’s work to create opportunities for people to live, work, & thrive on the Lower Cape.

To purchase tickets, please go to our website or call Josie at (508) 240-7873 x22. Capacity is limited at both events. Tickets must be purchased in advance. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on