Let's share a meal...

with the people who grew your food!

Farmer Tribute Dinner invites the Farm Fresh Atlas producers to dine on a locally sourced meal in celebration of the harvest.  Community members attend and sponsor the farmers meal as a tribute to their hard work.

Each year, Farmshed members and the regional local food community invite Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas farmers to a complimentary meal as we celebrate the end of another growing season.

Community members are encouraged to join in the celebration by purchasing tickets to the dinner and sponsoring a farmer. In addition to the yummy food, a silent auction, music, and dancing round out the evening’s fun.

Join us for the 10th Farmer Tribute Dinner

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at Farmshed

Thank you to our sponsor T.I.P Inc. – AgGrow Solutions and to all of the farmers, producers, donors, and community members who came together to celebrate the 2017 harvest and the hard work of our farmers!


To get involved in planning the 2018 event, planning begins in July! Students as well as community members volunteer in pairs to bring together all aspects of the event. Some specific committee roles are listed below.

Silent Auction– Each year we have offered an array of experiences, items, and packages to auction at the event. Volunteers help contact local businesses to request donations, arrange pick up/drop off times, maintain the donation spreadsheet, update and create auction sheets, find and prepare display props for items, and help Farmshed with thank you letters to donors after the event.

Decorations/Venue– If crafts and décor are your specialty, look no further. We are especially fond of natural items and crafts that can be done on a small budget. We have been active on Pinterest collecting ideas so you wouldn’t be without direction. Volunteer would help collect and assemble materials, decorate prior to event and help break down decorations after the date of the event. Volunteer may also help direct venue preparations.

Publicity/Promotion– We have plenty of businesses and organizations that are kind in letting us hang posters or use marquees but we need help getting them to the businesses. Help us spread the word about the event by coordinating poster distribution throughout the area. Volunteer may also help (as comfortable) draft press releases for the event, post to Facebook and write blurbs for our newsletters.

Children’s Activities– Help us plan, prepare and execute interactive activities relating to food for the kids at the dinner. Past activities have included pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, “thank-you farmerstribute art, coloring sheets, etc. Farm to School members have helped us with this in the past but extra support could be helpful!

There are two ways for volunteers to get involved this year

Serve as a committee member
Limit: 6-8 volunteers

With the popularity of the event and the work that goes into making it amazing, we set an hour expectation for committee members to earn a free ticket. Members volunteering for a free dinner commit to 17-18 volunteer hours from September- November 17th which breaks down as:

  • Committee Meetings: 7 hours
    Day of meetings will dependent on SfS volunteer availability on either Monday or Wednesday’s

    • 1-hour Meetings will be structured in the following way:
      • September: 1 meeting (last week in Sept)
      • October: 3 meetings (1st, 3rd, and 4th week)
      • November: 2 meetings (1st & 2nd week)
  • Event Preparation: 7 hours
  • Volunteer Day of Event: 2-3 hours
  • Week after event (help with wrap up): 1-2 hours

Volunteer the day of the event:
Limit 16 volunteers

Students who commit to volunteering at the event can purchase at a reduced ticket price equal to the price of a children’s ticket ($15 dollars in 2016) in exchange for 3 volunteer hours before, during, or 1 hour of clean up after with at least 2 served during event.

Non-students may volunteer for a reduced ticket of $30 in exchange for 3 volunteer hours before, during, or 1 hour of clean up after with at least 2 served during event.

Check back for more details on the event as planning progresses. If you would like to get involved with the planning committee or to volunteer the day of the event, email Jackie at volunteer@farmshed.org


We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food


Your membership supports our programming as well as our production greenhouse and community kitchen
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