August 4, 2020 by Anchor Staff writer
Clandestine Kitchen, LLC (CK), owned and operated by Hingham resident, Courtney Doyle, with headquarters located in Duxbury, MA, is proud to announce a very special Summer CK Pop Up to benefit the Magical Moon Foundation on Friday, August 14, 2020 in partnership with Ralph’s Hingham Wine Merchant. All pop up orders must be placed in advanced directly with CK via the company website (www.clandestinekitchen.com). The pop up will feature a CK Summer Cooler Bag filled with CK’s most popular snack and plant-based grab-n-go items, perfect for the beach, boat, or backyard BBQ’s. Also included is 6 bottles of organic wine (3 sparkling!) curated by Ralph Hersom of Ralph’s Hingham Wine Merchant, 4 cartons of Everybody Water, and an Aldous Collins original “One Love” trucker hat.
Each pop up order is $250.00 and all proceeds will go directly to the Magical Moon Foundation.
Orders for this special pop up will be accepted beginning on Wednesday August 5, 2020, with a very special giveaway announcement in partnership with Hingham’s No Wake Lifestyle via facebook and instagram, and orders can be placed on the CK website on a first-ordered-first-reserved basis until sold out (quantities limited). All orders can be picked up at Ralph’s Hingham Wine Merchant on Friday, August 14th between 2:00-8:00pm.
Magical Moon Farm in Marshfield is a haven built “to nurture and empower children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions.” Situated on a 5 acre parcel of land that used to be a dairy farm, Magical Moon was born of an idea that Donna Green, a well-known South Shore artist and a cancer survivor herself, had to create a sanctuary for children and their families who needed physical as well as spiritual and emotional healing. She envisioned a place where children could focus on something other than their illness.
The surroundings certainly live up to their magical moniker. With the sound of windchimes as a constant backdrop, everywhere you look there is fun and whimsy and fantasy. There are colorful stone paths to run along, a butterfly garden, fairy houses, and towering sunflowers and wildflowers. There are animals to love and care for and there is even a majestic peacock roaming about. The children of Magical Moon are free to play and explore like “normal” children and just take a break from the weight of their illnesses.
Children and their families can visit the farm as often as they like. It has become a retreat of make believe and peace as well as support and hope in the most tumultuous times. During a ceremony, some of the children are dubbed “Knights of the Magical Moon.” They don metallic robes and swords and are empowered to take on their own challenges as well as inspire change in their community. The Knights choose a personal mission - a way in which they would like to make the world a better place.
But Magical Moon is in danger. Much of the funding that keeps the farm running day to day abruptly ended during the Covid19 shutdown. As the Magical Moon matriarch, Donna, does not take a salary and is, therefore, not eligible for a government loan. Recently, an online fundraiser was organized to help raise money “to pay off the farm so we don't lose it to foreclosure.”
“I believe in what I do in helping children with cancer and other life threatening conditions as well as the community and now I need to find a way to save it all.” - Donna Green
Together, we believe we can offer the community a positive, life-enhancing way to give back and collectively help keep the magic of Magical Moon Farm alive. If you have ever had a child, lost a child, loved a child, or been a child, this is one special opportunity to won’t want to miss.