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Seasonal Supper at Space Features Local Food and Art: July 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Space on Ryder Farm

Seasonal Supper with Space at Ryder Farm

Renea Dayton, owner of Hayfields Market in New Salem, and Emily Simoness, founder and executive director at Space on Ryder Farm, share a common philosophy: “Time and space are valuable things—use them wisely.” In keeping with that philosophy, they are once again partnering to offer an intimate evening of local food and art. This third annual Space on Ryder Farm Dinner will take place July 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Space on Ryder Farm, which is located down the road from Hayfields, on the border of North Salem and Brewster.

A showcase for creativity on the plate and on the stage, the evening will pair Hayfield’s chef, Rory Crumm, and a performing artist from Space for a mutually inspired menu and performance set, served al fresco. The evening will also include a cocktail-hour tour of the farm. All food gathered, prepared and served will come directly from North Salem, using local, seasonal and farm-produced ingredients. The proceeds from each ticket purchase will benefit Space on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. “The Space program creates an environment to invigorate artists and innovators with their work, and contributes to the sustainability and preservation of Ryder Farm, one of the oldest family-run organic farms on the East Coast,” Dayton says. Now in its seventh season, Space has hosted more than 1,000 residents, holds symposia on creativity and activism, provides child care for resident artists, integrates the organic farming operation and has nurtured 40 young professionals through its intern program. 

“We are inspired and intrigued by what Emily and her team has created for the artist community while also coexisting and helping to maintain Ryder Farm,” Dayton says. “Not many people even know it exists nearby, and for that reason, we are proud to be partnered with Space.”

For more info, visit or call Hayfields at 914.669.8275.

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