NEWCASTLE — Veggies to Table, a nonprofit farm that grows and donates organic produce to locals experiencing hunger, and flowers to bring joy, has announced a French-inspired sweepstakes. The grand prize is a week-long stay in a Paris apartment (with views and balcony) along with many French inspired runner-up prizes. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help Veggies to Table grow and donate even more farm-fresh veggies and flowers.

Veggies to Table founder Erica Berman moved from Paris to Maine 10 years ago with her French husband and co-founder, Alain Ollier. The Grand Prize includes a week stay for two in the Berman’s Montmartre apartment w/a balcony and views; a chauffeur to and from the airport; champagne and flowers upon arrival; lunch for two at Le Bon Georges; lunch for two at Mokonuts Bakery and Café; a gift certificate for Treize au Jardin; a standard trip planning service by Paris, Perfected.

Runner-up prizes include a weekend in Montreal with club access at the Le Centre Sheraton hotel; a set of luxury French bed linens; a language class at the Penobscot Bay Language School; handmade chocolates from French owned, Maine based, Chocolats Passion; a set of French Utility Soap, dish towels and a wooden dish brush from sustainable shop du Jardin and many more prizes.

The sweepstakes will run until Sept. 17, with winners selected online on Sept. 18. To enter visit

To help Veggies to Table feed more of the hungry in local communities, enter the Sweepstakes; donate to Veggies to Table; visit the farm; volunteer on the farm or behind the scenes on grants and fundraising and connect with Veggies to Table.

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