Sunset Soirée Chance Auction Teaser

Come celebrate Groundswell’s 10th year at our third annual Sunset Soirée! On September 19th, take a tour of the Incubator Farm, meet farmers in our community, indulge in local food and drink, and dance to live music! Be sure to RSVP here.

The event will also come with an exciting raffle (aka a chance auction!) Tickets can be purchased at the event $1 each or $20 for 25. Don’t forget to bring extra cash or your checkbook!

Check out some of the incredible items up for grabs — all donated from local restaurants, artists, and businesses — and help support a more just and sustainable food system.

A Treasure Trove of Handcrafted and Locally-Sourced Products

Purchase tickets for a chance to win a custom-welded elements; handcrafted kitchenware; locally grown and sourced Finger Lakes products & more! Check out our sneak peek of some of the items you can enter to win:

1. Custom-Welded Garden Elements

Monica Burke is a welder — and proud force behind Monweld — who creates unique garden elements and furniture, primarily out of steel. She will be crafting just what you need to spruce up your garden before the fall harvest!

Check out her work below:

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More railing for our backyard. I’m digging the sunburst theme.

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2. A Sweet Treat From Gil’s Honey Bees

3. A Special Collection of Forestry Products from Wellspring Forest Farm

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This is a weekly share of our CSA that offers of customers a firsthand experience of the season. We have oysters and shiitake grown on the farm, along with chanterelle and chix of the woods, foraged. Learn about making mushroom growing a business at our weekend class with Steve and Olga from Smugtown Mushrooms! Sept 20-22. Sign up at (link in profile)⠀ –⠀ #foraging #mushrooms #sustainability #homegrown #homesteading #farmlife #ithaca #upstateny #growlocal #growyourown #wellspringforestfarm #freshmushrooms #forage #mushroomsarebeautiful #mushroomofinstagram #mushroomlove #mushroomhunters #fungi #funwithfungi #medicinalmushrooms #mushroomeducation #knowyourmushrooms #mushroomcsa #smugtownmushrooms

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4. Handmade kitchen accessories, home décor, & more!

You can win an exciting array of handcrafted household items from a talented group of local artists and craftspeople.

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See Creativity in Action! Greater Ithaca Art Trail Open Studios, Saturday, September 7, 11am-4pm. See for more details.

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5. A Toast to the Evening From Sheldrake Point Winery and Damiani Wine Cellars