New Milford resident, Kate Vengrove tapped to lead The Silo staff and reposition Hunt Hill Farm Trust for the next generation.

New Milford, CT. – May 4, 2015 – The Hunt Hill Farm Trust, a local nonprofit dedicated to cultivating love of land, food, and the arts, is excited to announce its new Interim Director, Kate Vengrove, who will lead the effort to become a more mission-oriented organization. Vengrove will oversee the fundraising, programming, and strategic planning for The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm.

“We are thrilled to have Kate lead our team here at The Silo,” said Scott Mulhare, Treasurer. “She has a wonderful background of experience, as well as a broad knowledge and passion for all things that encompass who we are – music, art, cuisine, and community. It’s a fresh start here at 44 Upland Road, and we welcome Kate’s vision and enthusiasm as we usher in a new chapter for The Silo.”

Previously the Director of the Annual Fund and Special Events at The Forman School in Litchfield, Vengrove brings with her not only a love for the Litchfield Hills, but an appreciation of the arts and local non-profit organizations. She has been involved with many area causes from the New Milford Hospital ‘Honoring our Heroes’ event committee to the New Milford MOMS Club. She was previously Assistant Development Director at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in PA, and before that at the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts as an Administrative Assistant. Her love for the arts expands both behind the scenes and center stage, which gives her a unique perspective and inherent understanding of the needs of a cultural organization. Currently she is an active participant with several singing groups including the choir at First Congregational Church in Washington, the Connecticut Master Chorale in Danbury, and the Kent Singers, where she also sits on the Board. Her passion for cooking, commitment to the arts, and ability to build relationships have made her entrance into the Silo family an effortless one.

“The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm is a community gem and I’m humbled to be a steward of Ruth and Skitch Henderson’s love for this special place,” said Kate Vengrove. “I look forward to working with the Board and staff to maintain its rich heritage and develop new programming that ensures the Henderson’s vision lasts for generations to come.”

Hunt Hill Farm Trust recently welcomed back Sandy Daniels as the new Cooking School Director. “Sandy worked with Ruth for years and her return is a true gift,” said Vengrove. “She naturally incorporates the history, stories, and heritage of the Henderson’s into each class and conversation. Sandy cares about every detail and is passionate about The Silo’s renaissance,” she continued.

The organization is looking forward to a new beginning while building upon the roots of the Silo. Vengrove will focus on programming that encourages and integrates the three main passions of the Henderson’s – land, food, and the arts. With an emerging local food and farm movement gaining traction in Litchfield County, the organization will also explore educational and community building programs that tap into the community’s interest in these areas. Additionally, she will seek opportunities to build the Silo’s profile as a premiere site for private events and custom cooking classes.

“The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm is the perfect spot for special occasions such as birthdays, showers, and weddings,” said Vengrove. “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the location for a handful of weddings this summer. Whether you’re new to Hunt Hill Farm or a longtime friend, we look forward to welcoming you ‘back home’ to our beautiful little corner of the world. As Skitch once said, ‘there is something about this Yankee countryside that makes it unique in my mind—I am hopeful it will stay for the next generation and the next and the next.’”

Coming up! – The Silo will be hosting a “Love of the Vine” Wine and Beer Tasting on Friday, June 19, 6-9pm in The Silo Gallery to benefit children’s music programming. Check the website for more information at

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Author: Harlem Valley News