2014 Farmers Formal Auction Items

A Sampling of Previous Farmers Formal Auction Items

(2014 Live Auction Item)
Feast on the Farm At EarthDance

One of our most popular items! Enjoy a dinner on the farm prepared by James Beard-Award winning chef Patrick Connolly of Basso. Past attendees have described the experience as magical. The evening features a farm-fresh cocktail and a farm tour for you and your guests, followed by a multi-course feast, featuring EarthDance produce and other locally sourced delicacies. Click here to see more photos.

(2014 Live Auction Item)
In-House Performance by Contrabandwagon with Cha Cha Chow

The talented performers of Contrabandwagon are a versatile 5-piece group whose folksy blend of banjo, fiddle and mandolin with bass, guitar and haunting vocals makes them one of the brightest up-and-coming bands of the St. Louis music scene. From down-home old standards to original tracks, this 2-hour live performance (anywhere in the St. Louis area!), will make a toe-tappin’ addition to any special occasion. The folks of the Cha Cha Chow food truck who specialize in freshly-made tacos and sandwiches, will provide appetizers for up to 20 guests at your event!

vietnam vacation (2014 Live Auction Item)
Exotic Voyages Tour of Vietnam

Discover northern and central Vietnam with an Exotic Voyages Tour for two guests. This six night, seven day adventure includes all overnight accommodations, transportation within Vietnam, and some meals. You’ll have time for your own explorations, as well as tours with English-speaking local guides.Begin in Hanoi with historic attractions, such as the traditional stilt house and One Pillar Pagoda. Take an overnight cruise through Ha Long Bay and an optional bike tour to the “village of vegetables,” known for its lush fields of aromatic herbs. Enjoy guided walks through centuries-old farms and learn about their growing techniques. Later, return to your tour guide’s home for a cooking class in the local cuisine.

(2014 Silent Auction Item)
Wild Fermentation Party

Host a wild fermentation party at your place or mine! Offered by experienced fermentista and EarthDance Program Director, Rachel Levi.  Rachel will share samples of fermented dishes like homemade kimchi, greek yogurt, and sourdough bread, and teach you how to make these healing probiotic foods. Each guest will take home sample cultures.



Niche Dining Room (2014 Silent Auction Item)
Show Me Missouri: Wine, Dine, Read & Rock Out

Featuring items that showcase some of the best of Missouri in sights, sounds, food. This package includes a book on Missouri River Conservation, set of conservation-themed tea towels, a musical compilation by local bands and a gift certificate to Niche entitling 2 guests to enjoy the Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairings at the Chef’s Counter of Niche.