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Here is the list of wonderful items up for auction

QUABBIN HARVEST FUNDRAISING AUCTION – Nov 9, 2018

LIVE AUCTION – Final catalog

1. Cooking Lesson for 2 with Nalini Goordial of Nalini’s Kitchen. Valued at $100.

2 hour cooking lesson for 1 or 2 people in the kitchen with Nalini Goordial. Learn how to make a basic masala paste. Choose to add chicken, veggies or legumes to the masala, make a delicious rice & quinoa accompaniment and take home meal for 4 at the end. All ingredients used are available at the co-op, so that you can make this meal again.

2. Pottery by Lydia Grey Valued at $160.

3. Smoothies! 2 Separate Each Valued at $18

Local farmer Rachel Gonzalez is known for her amazing smoothies at the local farmers market and other festivals. Bid on a trio of three quarts, one of each of her tantalizing flavors. Valued at $18 (there are two sets of these trios being donated).

4. 2103 Batard Montcharet Grand Cru Valued at $200.

The nose is presently dominated by residual lactic aromas that mask the underlying fruit. This too possesses terrific intensity along with impressive size, weight and power while culminating in an even more linear and compact finish. While blessed with strikingly good underlying material, this too is going to require a long snooze in a cold cellar to realize its full and considerable potential. Patience

5. Dinner for 6 - Beef Lasagna ready to go in your oven, garlic bread, salad and apple pie. Valued at $125.00.

Donated by Doris and Karl Bittenbender to be delivered at a mutually convenient date

6. A Night of Collage: Valued at $100

Nina Wellen will bring supplies and suggestions for themes, subjects, methods, projects and colores. We can have a small group at our studio space or someone’s house. There can be food and wine or not (limit 10 People.) Nina WEllen has been teaching art to children and adults for close to 30 years. She teaches art at the Windchester School in N. H. and is also a local artist. Shea has also been making jewelry and collages and selling them oat craft shows for a long time. Making collages is a special way to be creative and artistic without having to rely on drawing and painting. It is a wonderful stress free outlet.

7. A Collection of Board President Cathy Stanton’s Books Valued at $40.

Including “HOT STUFF” and 2 other Harlequin Novels written under her pen name Cathryn Clare.

8. Hand Knit Shawl with Twists and Turns pattern by Michael Harrigan, yarn by Manos del Uruguay Alegria. Valued at $50.

75% Superwash Merino Wool and 25% Polyamide - machine wash gently, lay flat to dry. Manos del Uruguay Alegria yarn is fair trade and hand dyed by women in Uruguay. The company is a not for profit cooperative that is owned by its members. Donated by Julie Davis who is a founding member of the co-op who has been knitting for 10+ years.

9. Flat Rock Disc Gold Club Valued at $175

1 annual membership for 2019, 1 midrange Innova Star Gator Disc and 1 water bottle

10. Dog Training Class valued between $115 - $145.

Choose from: Family Dog Manners, Help for Power Pullers or Calm Down Doggo! 4 - 6 week classes meet weekly at Mt. Tully Kennels in Orange. Train your dog with positive methods to walk politely on leach, come when called, freer politely, go to there mat and relax and stay. Donated by Sharon Wachsler - Wendell resident - Sharon is a CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP is a certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner who has been training dogs with positive methods since 1998. She specializes in service training and pet dog manners. Visit atyourservicedogtraining.com for more information.

11. 1 Box of Beef from Sweetwater Farm. 25 lbs valued at $210.

A mix of steaks, roasts and braising cuts. Karen and Dave Davis are Quabbin Harvest members and providers that run Sweetwater Farm, a diversified family farm near the Quabbin Reservoir. They produce grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, organic eggs, and vegetables on 80 acres in Petersham, MA. They are committed to using only the most sustainable, healthy growing practices.

12. 1 Box of Pork from Sweetwater Farm. 25 lbs valued at $175.

A mix of steaks, roasts, and braising cuts. Karen and Dave Davis are Quabbin Harvest members and providers that run Sweetwater Farm, a diversified family farm near the Quabbin Reservoir. They produce grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, organic eggs, and vegetables on 80 acres in Petersham, MA. They are committed to using only the most sustainable, healthy growing practices.

13. Amy Borezo Framed Relief Print Valued at $250.

Amy is a founding member of the co-op! She’s also an artist working in the mediums of printmaking, artist’s books and printing for over 20 years. Her studio is located in the Orange Innovation Center.

14. Petersham Gift Basket with local art and Books Valued at $63.50.

1 Art Center Gift Certificate. Soaps by Sue Morello, Notecards by Barbara Flye, Books of the REgion: “Quabbin Reservoir Through Time” by John Burk and New England Forest Through Time - Harvard Forest by David Foster and John O’Keefe.

15. 62” x 73” 100 % Hopscotch Butterscotch Quilt. Valued at $350.

Donated by Marcella Pirner-Cormier.

16. 2 Tickets to see Michelle Obama at the Boston TD Center November 24, 2018 and a copy of her new book, “Becoming.” Valued at $200.

Donated by Mary Wolfe - Florida transplant who recently joined the co-op.

17. Barbara Ellis Painting Valued at $1000.00

This wonderful painting is by the late Barbara Ellis. This is a rare find by an artist with an avid local following. Barbara Ellis was born Barbara Sleigh in Springfield, MA and, when she married Richard Ellis moved to Petersham, MA. Stop in at almost any house in Petersham and you’ll find a Barbara Ellis painting over the fireplace. At 80, she had sold more than 700 of her watercolors. Barbara studied with foremost artists, travelled extensively, taught school children and was an illustrator for Filene’s department store. As a nature lover, she was head of the Shade Tree Commission in Athol, MA planting hundreds of trees. Donated by Marcia Gagliardi - Athol Resident

SILENT AUCTION

1. The 2014 Morey-Saint-Denis Recolte et Vinife Valued at $60. Opening Bid $30. 2014 Donated by Ben Feldman - Athol Resident -co-op member, co-op volunteer, Athol resident, tree farmer.

2. 1 Pair of Adult sized Recycled Wool Mittens from Lettie Posk and Raynette Kramer of Snowflake Mittens. Winter favorites for you or a great holiday gift! Valued at $20.

3. 1 Pair of Child sized Recycled Wool Mittens from Lettie Posk and Raynette Kramer of Snowflake Mittens. Winter favorites for you or a great holiday gift! Valued at $20.

4. 1 pound jars of Local Raw Honey valued at $10 per pound. Donated by Diane Nassif - Petersham resident - co-op member.

5. 1 pound jars of Local Raw Honey valued at $10 per pound. Donated by Diane Nassif - Petersham resident - co-op member.

6. New Book: “Braiding Sweetgrass - Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” By Robin Wall Kimmerer valued at $18 Donated by Diane Nassif - Petersham resident - co-op member.

7. Hand Knit Men’s Socks valued at $30.00. 1 Pair of dark green socks donated by Laura Pepper - resident of Orange - co-op member.

8. “The Watcher” Mixed Media Artwork - Watercolor, Charcoal, Chalk valued at $60. Donated by Betsy Alikins - Warwick resident - co-op member. Betsy had been making art since she was in the sandbox at her childhood home. She would dig up clay, roll it in sand and set it to dry. Indoors, her mother gave her finger paints for rainy days. She has always needed a creative outflow ever since.

9. Sundial valued at $30. Donated by Dianne Salcedo of maple Valley Farm Greenhouse in Orange, MA. They sell vegetable and herb starter plants in the spring.

10. Farm School Meat Basket: Valued at $70. 1 pound of Hamburger (4 - 4 oz. patties), 1 pound of loose Hot Italian Sausage, 1 pound of loose Sweet Italian Sausage, 1 package of Farm School All Beef Hot Dogs (8) and 1 pound of Bacon. Plus a Farm School Canvas Tote. BUY NOW $80

11. $50 Gift Card to Back in Balance Chiropractic Heath: Use this gift card for chiropractic, massage, nutritional counseling or yoga. Dr. Caitlyn Smith has been doing massage since 2008, chiropractic since 2014 and teaching yoga since 2010. Back in Balance is locating in the Orange Innovation Center. - BUY NOW PRICE $60

12. Quabbin Harvest Basket of Local Products valued at $55. Local Maple Syrup, Island Nectar Handmade Artisan soap, Lavendar Sachet, Local Honey, Heart Tonic Loose Leaf Tea, Card by Sarah Adam.

13. Hand carved Mahogany dolphin barrette with Jade eye - includes case. Valued at $25. Carved and donated by Ed Cope/Ed The Wizard who has been a co-op member from the very first day! He has been working with wood for many decades - creating sculptures, barrettes, chip caning and more. He has been teaching wood carving to adults for more than 20 years. For more details visit www.edthewizard.com.

14. Hand carved Mahogany manatee barrette with Jade eye - includes case. Valued at $25. Carved and donated by Ed Cope/Ed The Wizard who has been a co-op member from the very first day! He has been working with wood for many decades - creating sculptures, barrettes, chip caning and more. He has been teaching wood carving to adults for more than 20 years. For more details visit www.edthewizard.com.

15. “The Powerful Crone” Ceramic dry arrangement Vase valued at $60. Donated by Betsy Alikins - Warwick resident - co-op member. Betsy had been making art since she was in the sandbox at her childhood home. She would dig up clay, roll it in sand and set it to dry. Indoors, her mother gave her finger paints for rainy days. She has always needed a creative outflow ever since.

16. Abhyanga or Vishesh Ayurvedic Body Treatment. Valued at $70. Donated by Charlotte Weltzin, of Trillium Ayurveda & Yoga, offers consults, classes, body treatments and trainings. Visit www.trilliumayurveda.com for more information. BUY NOW PRICE $80

17. Margot’s Eggs Gift Certifiicate and Baseball Cap. Valued at $28. 2 boxes of eggs (duck or chicken) Valued at $6.00 - $8.50. Margot’s Eggs come from Free Range Chickens and Ducks. The chickens are many breeds (some rare) and the ducks are Swedish. Margot has been selling eggs through the co-op for 5 years and has been on the Co-op board for 2 ½ years. When not tending to 150 chickens and ducks, she teaches law, studies art and lobbies the state legislature on behalf of women.

18. One Hour Massage valued at $70. Donated by Carolyn Cullen of Luna Body Therapeutics located at the Orange Innovation Center. Carolyn has been practicing massage for 12 years and offers relaxation, deep tissue and therapeutic massage. BUY NOW PRICE $80

19. Bowl turning lessons with Sam Scherer Valued at $100. Opening Bid $50. 3 one hour sessions for 1 - 2 people that Sam lives in Orange and makes bowls from local wood — cherry, walnut, maple, and birch and has been turning bowls, large and small, for about 5 years. From Sam, “The lathe and the process has given me an appreciation for beauty, form, function and a reason. The shape of a bowl, the use of a bowl, the grain or age of the wood, the finish are all part of being open to what life presents. I continue making myself happy with my process and hope the meditation of movement finds you joyful.” For more information visit www.Samswoodenbowls.wordpress.com

20. 1 Yard of of Compost from Clearview Compost. Valued at $46. (add $10 - $20 for delivery depending on address.)

21. ½ Yard of Compost from Clearview Compost. Valued at $23. (add $10 - $20 for delivery depending on address.)

22. Maroon Hand Woven Rayon Chenille Valued at $35. Hand Woven by Marcia Larocque.

23. Teal Hand Woven Rayon Chenille Valued at $35. Hand Woven by Marcia Larocque.

24. Turquoise Hank Knit Socks Valued at $20. Hand knit by Marcia Larocque who learned how to knit as a 10 year old in Newfoundland.

25. Foothill Farm Gift Certificate for Vegetable Starts & Perennials. Valued at $25. To be used come Spring! BUY NOW PRICE $30

26. Knife Sharpening Lesson with Fred Holmgren. Valued at $50. A one-hour knife-sharpening lesson with Wendell wood- and metal-worker Fred Holmgren. Learn the basics of sharpening on a stone to keep your kitchen knives and other blades at their very best.

27. Handmade Cedar Serving Platter. Valued at $40. Made by Ricky Baruc of Seeds of Solidarity Farm, a Quabbin Harvest member and provider. Ricky identifies as a ‘land artist’ and this live edge cedar platter is a lovely testimony to his craft.

28. Basket of Thanks valued at $50.00. Bushel Box of Certified Organic Potatos, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Celeriac, Parsnips and Carrots. Donated by Amanda Brown - New Salem resident - Farmer/Educator, program director for the UMass Student Farm since 2008.

29. Three-Course Farm to Table meal for six people (Soup, Entree, Dessert provided for your home or gathering). Valued at $120 - $150. Donated by Deb Habib of Seeds of Solidarity, coop member and volunteer. Deb loves to cook using local produce and will be happy to create a fresh, love-filled meal for your dinner gathering. Delivery or pick up tbd depending on bidder location.

30. Gift Certificate for 1 hour reiki/sound therapy session with Tracey Alden, Energy Therapist Valued at $75. The therapy will relax you deeply and help you realign your electromagnetic force which is the underlying force to your body, mind and spirit. This item also includes a jar of Tracy’s handmade magnesium moisturizer to calm muscle cramps, restless legs, or anxiety. BUY NOW PRICE $85

31. Lou’s Upcycles Workshop: Valued at $300. Lou Leelyn, founder of Lou’s Upcycles offers a fun and environmental 1 ½ to 2 hour workshop for eight people. Participants will learn how to upcycle post consumer bags into functional, usable accessories through the process of fusing. This 101 class teaches the basics while each participant completes a final project great for holiday gifting (or at another time). Just add some wine for a great creative gathering of friends or family! Winning Bidder contacts Lou to schedule and set the venue.

32. 1 Cat themed basket Valued at $35.

33. 1 Dog themed basket Valued at $35.

34. 1 Bird themed basked with homemade goodies for your pet (cat, dog or bird). Valued at $35. Made by longtime co-op member Paula Boyle.

35. Professional 35-hour Mediation Training. Valued at 600.Quabbin Mediation offers a spot in their renowned training that will be offered on five fridays in March and April and held at Mount Wachusett Community College. Many of the group members will be veterans or otherwise military-connected.

36. Natasha Hanna Photographs. Valued at $20 each.

37. Kaleidoscope Pottery Platter. Valued at $20.

38. 1 Gallon of Maple Syrup from Sugarbush Farm Valued $52. From Laurel & Bill Facey who are Quabbin Harvest Co-op members. They have been producing in their sugar house in Wendell since 1982 and the quality is unsurpassed.

39. Gail Oswald Pastel Painting. Valued at $275.

40. 1 Handmade Velvet “Dolly Dress” - Christmas Theme size 4. Valued at $65. Hand-made cotton doll stuffed with polyester. Hand washable. Dress Typically fists ages 3 - 4. Margot Parrot has been making “dolly dresses” since 1973 in various fabrics. She made her first for her daughter. They have been sold at many locations through the years including artisan fairs and her own store on martha’s Vineyard. Each dress is unique and one-of-a-kind.

41. 1 Hand-made Velvet “Dolly Dress” - Christmas Theme Size 6 months. Hand-made cotton doll stuffed with polyester - hand washable. Fits from about 3 months - 6 months. Margot Parrot has been making “dolly dresses” since 1973 in various fabrics. She made her first for her daughter. They have been sold at many locations through the years including artisan fairs and her own store on Martha’s Vineyard. Each dress is unique and one-of-a-kind.

42. 1 Hand-made Velvet “Dolly Dress” - Hannukah Theme Size 1. Handmade, cotton stuffed with polyester. Hand washable. Fits about 9 months depending on child’s weight. Margot Parrot has been making “dolly dresses” since 1973 in various fabrics. She made her first for her daughter. They have been sold at many locations through the years including artisan fairs and her own store on martha’s Vineyard. Each dress is unique and one-of-a-kind.

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