2019 Farm to Cocktail Party

Hundreds of guests came out to celebrate and support fresh, local food for our community! [Photo by Megpix Photography]


Our Mill City Grows team is so grateful for the more than 450 attendees who came out on Friday, June 14, to celebrate our region’s thriving local food movement! Guests enjoyed farm fresh appetizers and desserts, live music, and a variety of delicious locally sourced food and spirits. Thanks to your incredible generosity, our event raised more than $169,000 to benefit our Lowell-based Food Access & Education Programs. As part of the event, a Fund A Need Campaign was launched to expand our popular Farm to Table Cooking Classes which bring families together in the kitchen to prepare and enjoy fresh, nutritious meals and learn more about integrating wholesome ingredients into their home cooking. Our thanks to all the donors who helped us raise almost $11,000 at Farm to Cocktail in support of this dynamic, hands-on program.

We want to express our sincerest thanks to the following:
The Lowell Masonic Center
Twisted Vine Events
Chef Anna Jabar-Omoyeni and the CTI Youthbuild Culinary Team
The Cocktail Guru and his entire team
Megpix Photography
Mill City Rags
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers – Our Official Beverage Sponsor
Offbeet Compost
Mark Teiwes

Special thanks to our generous In-Kind Donors:
Boston Chowda Co./Plenus Group Inc, Caposaldo Prosecco, Hendrick’s Gin, Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon, Lookout Farm Brewing & Cider Co., Lowell Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services, Mahoney’s Garden Center, Merrimack Ales, Mill No. 5, The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, Purple Carrot Bread Co., Ripe Bar Juice, Rosie’s Cafe/Peak Coffee Roasters, St. Elder, The Flower Mill, Van Gogh Vodka, Whole Foods Market

We also give thanks to our event committee and Mill City Grows board, and to all of our inspiring Farm to Cocktail Seeder and Grower Sponsors, volunteers, MC’s, raffle and silent auction donors, and vendors.

View and share our Facebook photos from our event courtesy of Megpix Photography!


Bring Families Together In The Kitchen In 2019!

This year, 50 Lowell Families will join Mill City Grows for our dynamic, hands-on Farm to Table Family Cooking Classes. They will slice, sample, and share while learning new ways to bring healthy eating into their homes. Your generous gift will help expand this exciting program and impact the health of generations to come.

CLICK HERE to make your gift >


Thank You to our Generous 2019 Annual Event Sponsors:







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Additional thanks goes to our 2019 Farm to Cocktail Sponsors:

Ellen Andre

Eastern Bank

Mahoney Oil Company

Element Care