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Serving up thanks

Dear Editor:

I am writing to thank all the amazing folks who helped to make Aspen TREE’s fourth annual Early Bird free Farm to Table meal on Nov. 22 a huge success. Because of the commitment of our 130 volunteers and the support of our wonderful community, we were able to feed more than 1,200 seated guests all locally grown and organic food for free!

I would especially like to thank our volunteer executive chef Greg Shaffron and our volunteer coordinators Noga Vardy and Shannon Jones, who spend countless hours on this communitywide production. Thanks also to Patrick Kennedy, Erin Stafford, Jacqueline Edgerly, River and Shayne Morgan, Dawne Vrabel and Joanne Lamson for co-coordinating.

Thanks to all 95 of the local community businesses that donated to our silent auction and helped us in paying for this event, and to Conundrum Catering, Aspen Dream Events, Slow Foods Roaring Fork, Cozy Point Ranch, Jake Mascotte, Shelley Summers, Chef Jeff and the Aspen High School, Steve Goldberg, Boogie’s, Midland Bakery, Louis Swiss Pastry, The Viceroy, The Big Wrap, City Market, Bethel Party Rental, The Snowmass Club, Taster’s Pizza, ACES/Rock Bottom Ranch, Paradise Bakery, Clarks Market, The Aspen Club and Spa, Aspen Caterers and Aspen Party Rental, and Mountain Naturals for the diversity of support.

Aspen TREE’s free Farm to Table meal’s success is a testament to the generosity and mobility of our amazing community. Thanks so much to everyone who supported and all who participated. See you next year!

Eden Vardy

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