Since 2010, Grow Benzie has hosted fundraisers to help generate operating revenues that compliment the grants and income we create from renting our facilities and selling our produce.

Every July, Grow Benzie hosts a dinner auction event to celebrate our successes and reflect on the progress our organization has made over the years. Local chefs from the area serve up their finest creations while friends battle with bids in our silent and live auctions.

In 2015, Grow Benzie created a new annual fundraiser in August- Bayou on the Bay: Blues & Zydeco Picnic in the Park.  With over 700 people in attendance at this inaugural event, we look forward to another great year of celebrating Louisiana food and music with Michigan ingredients.

Upcoming Fundraisers





Grow Benzie Potluck: True Cost

Grow Benzie Winter Potluck, Topic: Textile & Fiber Industry in Northern MI

February 28, 2017From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Past Fundraisers


Midsummer Night’s Garden Party: Grow Benzie’s Annual Auction Fundraiser

July 12, 2016From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Bayou on the Bay: Blues & Zydeco Picnic in the Park

August 13, 2016From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Grow Benzie Dinner, Topic: MI Water

February 14, 2017From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Grow Benzie Winter Potluck: Being a Kid in 2017

February 21, 2017From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM