Boyne City to host ‘Farm to Frame’ event; supports local farmers and artists

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Traveling photo exhibit “Farm to Frame:  Good Food, Good Neighbors” is moving to Boyne City. To celebrate the move, a group of community organizations is putting on a Farm to Frame Stroll, taking place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

“We like to think of the Farm to Frame Stroll as Boyne City’s spring fling,” said Becky Harris, Boyne City Farmers Market Manager. “It is a great way to start anticipating the abundance of the farmer’s market.”

Participants in the Farm to Frame Stroll receive a ballot and vote on their favorite photos, enjoy snacks and beverages and visit various venues throughout the Boyne City arts district known as SOBO.

Now in its second year, the Farm to Frame exhibition originated in Emmet County.

In its first year it was displayed at Crooked Tree Arts Center, followed by the Harbor Springs airport.

Due to the exhibition’s wide-ranging popularity and support from diverse businesses, galleries, and community organizations like the  Charlevoix County Community Foundation, the exhibit today has grown into a traveling show.

“We hope this event leads people to eat even more local, fresh foods, and to share that excitement with others who haven’t found out about the abundance of this community,” Jen Schaap, Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design (ISLAND) events coordinator said.

The 2013-14 exhibit was housed at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, and later in Charlevoix at the library, the Historical Society, and at Stafford’s Weathervane.

Now in Boyne City, the exhibit finds its home at the Indoor Farmers Market, Freshwater Studio, Red Mesa Grill, and Cafe Santè.

“The Farm to Frame Stroll takes place in the SOBO arts district in Boyne City, home of the SOBO Arts Festival, which takes place every year on the last Saturday in June, which will be June 28th this year,” Harris said.

The exhibit as a whole will be on display for the entire month of April, and aims to bring greater awareness to the benefits of local farming and locally-grown food. In May, select artists from the show will be featured at Palette Bistro in Petoskey.

Farm to Frame Stroll Schedule

Saturday April 12


The “From the Table” category takes place at Boyne City Indoor Farmer’s Market, located at 201 East Main St., in the red barn next to the Boyne District Library.

Pick up your punch card and your ballots, and whet your appetite for upcoming appetizers with the “From the Table” category of photos.

2:45 p.m.

The “From the Farm (Part 1: Bounty and Beast)” category takes place at Freshwater Studio, located at 217 S Lake Street. Enjoy wine, snacks and fine art while placing your vote on your favorite “From the Farm” photos.

3:45 p.m.

The “From the Farm (Part 2: Farmscapes)” category will be judged at Boyne Arts Collective, located at 210 S Lake Street. Chips and salsa from Red Mesa Grill, beverages, and a guessing game will take place around Charlevoix and Emmet county farm scenes.

4:30 p.m.

The “From the Market” category will be judged at Cafe Santè, located at 1 Water Street.

It’s happy hour with a Cafe Santé food feature made from local ingredients.

Go to all four venues and receive discounts on great food. After the votes are tallied, we will announce the Farm to Frame Stroll winner!

Voting ends at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced at 5:30.

This event is presented by Boyne City Farmers Market, Crooked Tree Arts Center, the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, and ISLAND, with support from Freshwater Studio, Boyne Arts Collective, Boyne City Main Street, SOBO, Red Mesa Grill and Cafe Santè.