Friday, February 6, 2015

Raise a glass, raise some cash at Farm Hands

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Do you want to help make an impact in the Charlotte community? Do you like farming and agriculture? Want to be around individuals who care about the same things you do? Like to have fun, drink beer, eat great food and watch people win some cash?

This Sunday, Feb. 6, Triple C Brewing Co. will host the second annual Farm Hands event from 6-8 p.m. The goal is to help raise money for, and awareness of, Carolina farmers needing financial support to help grow their businesses. Keia Mastrianni, event organizer, says last year’s event sold more than 100 tickets and raised more than $1,500 for the local farming region.

Farm Hands, previously called Funds to Farm, is a community-centered micro-funding program for beginning farmers dedicated to supporting the growth and vitality of Charlotte’s agricultural community. It is a collaborative concept aimed at creating opportunities for Charlotte area farmers while fostering community and building awareness of the challenges that our farmers face.

“Farmers had the opportunity to submit an application with their 'big ideas,' from which a selected group of three have become finalists”, Mastrianni states. “The chosen finalists will prepare short presentations to be voted on from the audience members during the event.”

Proceeds from ticket sales will be awarded to the winning finalist to fund their idea. Audience participation is strongly recommended so the entire Charlotte farming community can have a say to which farmer’s idea gets to win.

Tickets are $25, and will include a ballot for audience members to vote on their favorite farming idea. Audience members will also be able to enjoy craft brews from sponsors; Triple C and local food from ModPaleo - all included in their ticket purchase. Only a limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.

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