Contented Sole Restaurant and Veggies to Table raise funds together

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 3:15pm

Veggies to Table, a Lincoln County grow-to-donate organic farm, partnered with The Contented Sole restaurant in Bristol this past summer to raise funds and awareness of the vital work they do feeding those in need in our community. 

Beth Polhemus and Warren Busteed, the owners of The Contented Sole and its Damariscotta sister restaurant Bred in the Bone, generously sponsored a fundraiser for Veggies to Table. Any donations made by diners at the Sole were matched by the restaurant up to a total of $2,500. The event was highly successful, resulting in over $6,000 in individual and corporate donations to the Newcastle nonprofit. 

Erica Berman, Veggies to Table executive director, says that she is “thrilled with the outcome and deeply grateful for the support of Beth, Warren, not only in financial terms, but in the way they’ve helped us get the word out about the work we do.” She added, “I am also thrilled by the support of the community who came out to eat a delicious meal and ended up supporting us in the process.”

Veggies to Table grows and donates top-quality organic produce and joyful flowers to those in need in our community. Though partnerships, grants, and individual donors they help restore dignity, choice, and food equity to those who have lost the ability to feed themselves healthy produce. Additionally, the flowers they donate bring happiness.

To learn more about Veggies to Table, visit 

The Contented Sole will re-open for the summer season in 2024: 

Bred in the Bone is open year-round: