A Night in with Nature: Bubbles & Botany

Welcome the unofficial start of summer with The Wilderness Center and “A Night in for Nature: Bubbles & Botany” a virtual tasting and fundraiser that will take place in the comfort (& safety) of your own home!  Enjoy some Brut Rose – a sparkling, pinot noir-based wine from M Cellars and delicious treats from Ohio City Provisions while relaxing at home for a Zoom presentation “Plants & the Making of America” done by senior naturalist, Carrie Elvey.  Representatives from both M Cellars, Ohio City Provisions, and Wholesome Valley Farm will be on the call to introduce the edible components of the evening.

The accompanying charcuterie and cheese selection will include house made crackers, Manhattan cherry preserves, tomato bacon jam, and a triple creme guernsey milk “brie style” from Marchant Manor (Beach City) and an aged raw milk cheddar from Ayrshire Cows from Old Forge Dairy (Kent) as well as an assortment of cured meats that will be introduced during the live the video chat.

Your $75 “admission fee” will support The Wilderness Center and local food and wine producers and will include a treat bag to be picked up at Wholesome Valley Farms in Wilmot, Local Roots in Wooster or Ohio City Provisions in Cleveland.  Or, for $90, we will deliver your treat bag within the Canton/Massillon area!  Pick-ups and deliveries will take place on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th.

Please provide an email address during your registration so we may contact you to arrange pick-up/ delivery and provide some technical information about joining our video get together.  There will be opportunities for questions, answers and participation.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Be aware that the treats bag should be refrigerated and that you must be 21 or older to participate (ID will be required).


What you get: 

1.  An enjoyable evening of nature and food education from the comfort of your home
2. 1 bottle Brut Rose from M Cellars Winery, Geneva OH
3. 1 Charcuterie Board including 2 Ohio Cheese and 5 Artisan Meats, preserves, and crackers
4. Endless gratitude for supporting The Wilderness Center and its education mission


The Pickup Locations:

Friday, May 29, 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, May 30, 10 AM to 5 PM

Wholesome Valley Farm, Wilmot (literally over the stream and through the woods from TWC)
927 US Route 62, Wilmot OH 44689

Local Roots, Wooster 
140 South Walnut Street, Wooster OH 44691

Ohio City Provisions, Cleveland
3208 Lorain Ave, Cleveland OH 44113

Delivery Available to Massillon and Canton area for an extra $15.


About our Partners:

Wholesome Valley Farm – A 200 acre diversified farm neighboring The Wilderness Center, focusing on grassfed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken, and turkey, and organic vegetables.  Each fall TWC hosts its fundraiser in the restored century barn at Wholesome Valley.

Ohio City Provisions – A craft butcher and small grocer based in Cleveland and sharing ownership with Wholesome Valley Farm.  This chef-driven butcher shop offers fresh cuts, cured and smoked meats, and house made old-world charcuterie from the animals raised at Wholesome Valley Farm.

M Cellars – Ohio’s premier estate grown winery offering cool climate vinifera varieties including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and the only registered Ohio Meritage blend.  This bundle will include their crisp and delicious Brut Rose –  a “bleed off” pinot noir based sparkling wine.

Due to the wine sale and applicable laws, funds will be collected through Ohio City Provisions and donated to The Wilderness Center.