By Mariel Gambino
June 14, 2013. High Country residents in need will benefit from the second annual Live Art Auction by F.A.R.M. Café.
The nonprofit restaurant provides a welcoming and community friendly environment and those from of all walks of life are encouraged to visit. The pay-what-you-can cafe’s acronym, F.A.R.M. stands for Feed All Regardless of Means.
The auction will showcase any local artist or person who wishes to participate and will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 15 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. A $5.00 donation is suggested at the door. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.
The art showcased at the silent auction is an assortment of small wooden hearts that can be painted, decorated, or incorporated into another piece of artwork. The deadline to turn in a piece of art is June 10.
The cafe contains a fully functional commercial kitchen where food is prepared, and restaurants such as Panera Bread and Earth Fare supply food to the restaurant.
“The auction will go towards us meeting our budget and feeding people of less means.” said Angela Rockwell, manager of F.A.R.M. Cafe.
In order to learn more about the silent auction, call Tracey Thompson at 828-963-6511, extension 243.
Located at the old Boone Drug on King Street, the restaurant operates on a pay what you can model for a meal. If a person is unable to pay the suggested price for the meal, they have the option to pay what they can afford. If unable to pay, washing dishes, preparing food and serving food are adequate ways to repay the restaurant. Those who are more fortunate can pay it forward for someone who cannot afford the set price.