‘Old-fashioned Saturday night’ at Wiscasset’s Morris Farm

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 8:00am

From everything on her plate at Morris Farm Saturday night, what was 7-year-old Audrey Bourne liking best? “The cornbread,” the Bristol girl said instantly and with a smile. 

To her left was her grandmother, the Gardiner Road, Wiscasset nonprofit’s treasurer, Lori Bryant; and sitting opposite them, Bourne’s mother and Bryant’s daughter Jess Bourne.

“It’s sort of like an old-fashioned Saturday night with baked beans and your whole family gets together,” said Bryant, of Newcastle. 

A silent auction and donations at the supper raised $2,500, Bryant said. Event-goers interviewed said they like to support the farm’s programs. They are delightful, Wiscasset’s Susan Van Alsenoy said. She gets to as many of the farm’s community events as she can. Several attendees noted the children’s camps and the master gardener program that benefits food pantries.

Bringing out her apple-cherry pie as people finished their plates of beans, salads, cornbread and brown bread, President Madelyn Hennessey of West Bath said she was thrilled with how the event was going. “It’s going really, really well ... The response has been wonderful and the food is good, so it’s very nice.” Exchanging smiles and  good-byes with a departing diner, Hennessey told her the farm will have more events. “So keep your eyes peeled.”

The annual Thanksgiving potluck runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.