Symphony on the farm event raises $20,000 for foodbank

Delaware County Farm Bureau’s “Benefit in the Barn, A Symphony on the Farm” raised $20,000 for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The sold-out event Aug. 29 was held at Hardscrabble Farms in Delaware and featured music by the Central Ohio Symphony.

The event included a picnic-style dinner compliments of City Barbeque and wine and beer provided by Maize Valley Winery in Hartville. Ty Higgins of Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net emceed the event attended by 500 people.

“We are incredibly grateful for community partners like the Delaware County Farm Bureau for their commitment to our hungry neighbors through the celebration of local agriculture and music,”said Mid-Ohio Foodbank President & CEO Matt Habash. “Donations from Benefit in the Barn will connect healthy, fresh food to so many families who are struggling in our community.”

Other sponsors of the event were Delaware County Bank, Charles H. and Betty J. Sheets Fund of the Delaware County Foundation, Richwood Bank, Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA, Price Farms Organics Ltd., Seed Consultants Inc., Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Beef Council.