Harvest Shoot & Taste fundraiser will benefit Project Self-Sufficiency

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:28

    ANDOVER — On Monday, Oct. 24, the Hudson Farm Club will host the Harvest Shoot & Taste of Autumn Gourmet Gathering to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency. The event will feature a 20-station clay shoot on the 3,000 acre hunting preserve, followed by an dinner provided by four of the area’s most renowned chefs. Patrons have the option of participating in the all-day event, or just the dinner alone. All proceeds will benefit Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency which specializes in services for low-income families. The Hudson Farm Club has hosted a Sporting Clay Outing on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency for nine consecutive years. The Taste of Autumn Gourmet Gathering was added several years ago to allow more patrons to participate in the event. The Gourmet Gathering will feature a five-course meal contributed by some of the area restaurants including Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, Perona Farms, Salt—A Gastro Pub, and The Dining Room, with a separate course provided by each chef. Each course will be accompanied by a pre-selected bottle of wine chosen specifically to complement the food. The Sporting Clay Outing, which is similar to a golf outing, allows participants to shoot at an assortment of clay targets available at 20 different locations throughout the sprawling grounds. Each shooting station offers a different presentation of targets, allowing participants to simulate game shooting in a variety of ways. Teams will have the opportunity to take aim at 100 clays over the course of three and a half hours. Participants will enjoy a light lunch, take part in the clay shoot throughout the extensive Hudson Farm Club grounds, and return to a gourmet dinner. The Hudson Farm Club will provide cartridges, ear and eye protection, and instruction and guidance tailored to each participant’s experience level. In addition, teams will have access to golf carts to navigate the course with ease and take in even more of the spectacular scenery. With 20 different electronic stations, the Hudson Farm Club provides one of the most extensive shooting layouts in the country. While guests are asked to bring their own break-open shotguns, rentals may be arranged for those who don’t own a gun and/or who may have limited shooting experience. The Sporting Clay Outing is open to all ages and skill levels. Participation in the full day event is $450 per person; tickets for the dinner are $250 per person. Lunch and registration will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m., with the outing scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. The gourmet gathering will start at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Project Self-Sufficiency, a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey. To make a donation to Project Self-Sufficiency, to register for the “Harvest Shoot & Taste of Autumn Gourmet Gathering”, or to find out more about the programs and services available at the non-profit agency, call 973-940-3500.