25th Anniversary Party!

The 2012 season marks the 25 anniversary of Gathering Together Farm. To celebrate the years, the people, the success, and the failures, John and Sally threw one heckuva party for crew members past and present.

The party started with food.

There were conversations…

…and hugs.

There were a few speeches about “the olden days” from the original five partners: Sally Brewer, John Eveland, Jim Fulmer, Peter Miller, and Deb Curtis and the farm’s first and only intern Jaime Kitzrow (in the orange shirt who now owns the very successful Springhill Farm)…

…and funny stories from early crew members (Karen Morton, Alison and Eva Hendler, Sally, John, Frank Morton, Michael and Claudia Karpinski).

Former GTF sous chef Brad Burnheimer‘s band, Symbiotic Quintet, played…

…and Amelia Eveland made the most enormously gorgeous carrot cake EVER.

We made a human timeline based on the year each person joined the crew. It was quite a crowd of folks.

The crew band, Alegría Musical, got everyone up and dancing.

Tamara (who performs with her partner Terry as La Boheme Reverie) did some fire dancing.

She was joined by Steven and his flaming staff…

…and we finished off the night with a pretty spectacular fireworks show.