If you’ve spent anytime with me, you’ve probably heard me mention Summerfield and Waldorf education (sorry if too much . I rarely climb on to a little soapbox but I’m so in love with this type of learning that I just can’t help myself. My husband is probably the most intelligent person I know…not because he knows everything (although, he may beg to differ) but because his thirst for knowledge never gets quenched. There’s a ribbon on his Christmas stocking that says “I Love to Learn” and Santa definitely pegged that one. While I’m sure he was born with a bit of this passion, after visiting the school he grew up in (Summerfield), I instantly knew that it was responsible for most of his love of learning. The children are shown how fun, interesting and rewarding education can be. They’re taught how to think on their own on a timeline that matches their development. They’re shown how to learn instead of what to learn.
This county is fortunate to be full of wonderful Waldorf schools and we’ve been lucky enough to send our little girl to Summerfield. It’s been an amazing experience for her and since we’re a young family trying to make our way in this not so affordable county, their financial aid has been invaluable. Because it’s important to them to keep their doors open to families of all income levels, events like Farm to Feast are an absolutely enjoyable necessity.
I’m always honored to photograph our events and this years Farm to Feast was no exception. What an inspiring event! Guests were treated to tastings of Sonoma and Napa counties best wines, including: Coturri Winery, Claypool Cellars, Martinelli Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, and many more!
Their feast was provided by Sonoma County’s award winning & amazing chefs:
Daniel Kedan of Peter Lowell’s
All brought to them with the extraordinary maitre’d stylings of Nick Peyton from the two Michelin-star, Cyrus
But, they weren’t finished yet! Guests continued to be spoiled with scrumptious desserts from Patricia Tan of the Michelin-star Farmhouse Inn.
The evening was full of generously donated auction items and at last count, we reportedly raised over $120,000 for this fantastic school! Thank you to all that contributed – from the volunteers to the donors to the guests!! Enjoy the images!