Half Moon Bay
48th Annual Farm Day Luncheon
The Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau and First National Bank invite you to attend the 48th Annual Mel Mello Farm Day Luncheon which will take place at the IDES Hall on Main Street on Friday, March 31 from 11:30am–2:30pm.
The annual tradition was started over 40 years ago by the late Coastside farmer, Mel Mello, and has become one of the most favored events of the year for both business and political leaders. The luncheon is prepared by local residents, most of which are or have been involved with the farming community or local businesses.
The event presentation includes three prestigious awards honoring various individuals for their contributions to their industry and community:
• Farmer of the Year: Honoree must be in farming, employing sound business practices, actively involved in their community and the continuation of this industry by nurturing and educating future innovators of this or similar vocations.
• Dolores Mullin Like a Rock Award: Named after the late Dolores Mullin. Awarded to a member of the community who has shown exemplary dedication, commitment and volunteerism throughout the years benefiting the Coastside and its people.
• Glenn Ashcraft Chamber Community Service Award: Named after the late Glenn Ashcraft. Awarded to a Coastsider who has continually supported Coastside causes and given of his/herself time and time again.
- Innovative Award, which is new this year.
The event program is also set to include a presentation by special guest speaker Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. “This year, we are proud to announce the Mel Mello Farm Day Luncheon’s corporate sponsor is First National Bank. We would like to extend a very appreciative thank you to First National Bank for their generosity and continued support of this community favored event,” says Bev Miller, Chair of the Farm Day Committee.