The April showers held off for North Florida School of Special Education (NFSSE) to welcome over 1000 guests on campus at their inaugural Berry Good Farms Weekend Festival on April 5-7. The weekend gave guests three options to experience the spirit of community through the power of food.
Farm to Family, featuring Black Sheep Group, delighted children and adults with games, petting zoo, live music, dancing, and more. Farm to Tap gave patrons unlimited tasting to local breweries and bites, with VIP’s enjoying Top Chef Kenny Gilbert’s upscale offering. Nashville recording artist, Alexandra Demetree returned to her hometown for a live performance. Manifest Distilling created signature cocktails throughout the weekend.
The weekend concluded with Dinner on the Farm. This elegant, farm-to-table dining experience was chaired by Jill and Charlie Arnold and catered by Chef Matthew Madure of M Hospitality Group, Chef Brett Swearningen of Berry Good Farms and NFSEE culinary students. At this butterfly-themed event, guests were inspired by the transformation of students and young adults at North Florida School of Special Education. The evening culminated with a butterfly release celebrating each student’s unique path and unlimited potential. The event raised nearly $150,000 for the school.