We’re pretty excited about the goodies that we will be auctioning at H is for Harvest, our big fall fundraiser, October 7, 6 pm at Springhouse Cellar (tickets available here).
In keeping with our mission, our live auction also spells S-T-E-W-A-R-D-S-H-I-P:
S is for Scrumptious food and learning to cook it with HRVRC’s executive director Heather Staten. Yes, Heather Staten imparts more than land use know-how. As a former chef deeply involved in the Berkeley food movement for years, Heather will show you how to slice, chop and braise your way to a wonderful meal. Along with great food, there will be great wine. Viento Wines, crafted by local boy-made-good Rich Cushman, will pair their gorge grown wines with our four-course meal and will also provide a bottle for each guest to take home. Cooking class is limited to 8 people, $125 per person.
S is for Sweetly Scented. It’s 15 weeks of fresh flowers! Local flower growers Wendy and Randy Gray of Cutflowers For You grow some of the best blooms in our valley! These artistically arranged, seasonally fresh bouquets include delivery in the Hood River Valley. The “Bouquet CSA” (that stands for Community Supported Agriculture) begins late June through early October, 2018.
S is also for Season Pass to Cooper Spur Ski Area for up to a family of six courtesy of Mt. Hood Meadows. Pass Includes unlimited skiing or riding at Cooper Spur, Tubing Center admission every day they are open, ski and snowboard rentals. Talk about winter fun for the whole Family! Value $550
T is for Train Ride. Four Diamond Class Parkdale Excursion train tickets courtesy of the Mt. Hood Railway. Capture the changing beauty of Oregon’s seasons aboard Mt. Hood Railway’s most popular ride as you journey through woods, orchards, and vineyards. Diamond Class includes seating in the upper portion of the
Sky Dome car, with panoramic views of the passing landscape.
Arrive in Parkdale and a $50 gift certificate from Apple Valley BBQ treats you to a delicious meal!
E is for Exquisite. Framed Photograph by Darryl Lloyd of one his iconic shots of the Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley. As a longtime photographer and chronicler of the the Hood River Valley, Gorge and beyond, Darryl Lloyd is one of our finest environmental champions. His breath-taking images such as this one, not only delight and awe us but instruct and motivate us to be stewards of the land in the place we call home. Value $300
W is for Where’s the Beef? Raised right in your own back yard! Bid on 1/8 portion (about 75 pounds) of grass fed beef fattened on the grass pastures of Parkdale Oregon. Grill, stew or roast for these cooler months ahead!
A is for Ashland Springs Hotel and A Play. One night stay for two at one of Oregon’s grand dame inns, the luxuriously restored Ashland Springs Hotel in downtown Ashland and a voucher for two tickets to an Oregon Shakespeare Festival play of your choice
R is for Restoration. Take a tour of the Restoration efforts of Timberline Lodge with Restoration Curator Linny Adamson. Includes a buffet lunch for two in the Cascade Dinning Room and a private wine vault tour to select your own Timberline Label bottle of wine and a 1 year free membership to Friends of Timberline.
D is for Discover the Geology of Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley with local geologist Lee Fairchild on Saturday, Oct 21. You’ll see the Valley in a whole new way! This daytime excursion starts at 9 am for up to 12 people, includes lunch and finishes back at the home of Lee and Karen Fairchild around 3 or 4 pm with a glass of wine and nibbles. $75 per person.
S is for Slumber Party Silcox Hut!!
A one of a kind slumber party at Timberline’s Silcox Hut for up to 24 people. Above the main lodge at Timberline, Silcox Hut is perfect for a private overnight hideaway. Originally built in 1939 as a warming hut and the upper terminus of the Magic Mile ski lift, Silcox Hut today is a rustic and welcoming alpine lodge on the south side of Mount Hood.
Perched at 7,000 feet, it sits at the base of Hood’s best late-season runs on the Palmer Snowfield. Its great room boasts hand-carved tables and chairs, wrought iron accents and a roaring stone fireplace. Silcox guests enjoy the hospitality of a host who is with you for the entire stay. A memorable setting to mark a special birthday or for a family reunion. Includes round trip transportation from Timberline to the Silcox Hut, dinner and breakfast at Silcox Hut. Valid Sunday – Thursday, no holidays, based on availability. Value: $3800
H is for Hot off the Kiln. Passionate pottery to treasure and use from local ceramicist extraordinaire Trudi Klinger of Mystic Mud Studios. She’ll be making a special custom item just for this event.
I is for Icing on the cake – but also what’s beneath. A Celebration event cake by none other than Polly of Polly’s Cakes. She will create a one-of-a-kind wedding or special occasion cake to serve up to 75 guests. Choose from her many cake flavors: Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake, Pumpkin Spice, Butter Cake with Vanilla Custard and Marionberry, Lemon Cream Cake, the list goes on. . . She is coming out of retirement just for you!
P is for Plentiful – as well as pure – CSA subscription from Hood River Organic. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is buying directly from your local farmer, investing in the harvest and supporting local agriculture. You’ll get a weekly box filled with farm fresh produce and other goodies, all organic and all from sustainable farms in Hood River or nearby.
If you’ve got your eyes on an item but can’t make the event, contact Polly Wood or (541) 490-5443 to place an absentee bid.
A teaser of our Silent Auction Lots . . .
- 3 yards of Dirthugger Compost
- Night stay at Hood River Hotel w/ $50 gift certificate for a meal at Broder Ost.
- Two half-day Whitewater Rafting trips in the White Salmon with Wet Planet
- $120 Keen Shoes giftcard
- ½ Ton of Grass Hay (16 bales) from Pat and Sue Hartford
- Holiday Wreaths from Trout Creek Orchard
- Gift Boxes of delicious Hood River Pears to send to friends and family across the country
- Beautiful oil paintings from Cathleen Refeld
- “Pop-ups and Paper Engineering” A Cardmaking Class with Sheila Ford Richmond for 3
- Certificate for veggie starts for next year’s garden from Rattlesnake Plants
- 9 yards of gravel from Lane’s Excavation
- Gift cards to Humble Roots Nursery, River Daze, Gorge ReBuild-It Center and more . . .