Grow It Green Morristown knows how to throw a party.
Its fourth annual Alfresco at the Farm fundraiser on Saturday drew scores of friends to the Urban Farm at Lafayette, where the Catbird Band entertained long lines patiently waiting to scarf down some 50 pizzas donated by Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza.
If the mood was even more vibrant than usual, chalk it up to the farm’s fortunes.
“The farm is booming,” said Grow It Green co-founder Samantha Rothman.
Photos by Carolle Huber. Please click icon below for captions.
It has doubled in size this year, and it’s going to keep growing, thanks to a $24,000 grant from the Kings “Act Against Hunger” program.
The money will expand a garden to yield more produce for area food banks and the Morristown High School cafeteria, Sam said.
Hampshire Real Estate has contributed another $13,000. The farm also has become a favorite science- and agriculture lab for the Morris School District. All 10 district schools send students there, Sam said.
And Saturday’s storm held off for the party, more reason for cheer.
Here are some scenes from a happy gathering.
Photos by Kevin Coughlin. Please click icon below for captions.