New Covenant House of Hospitality, a soup kitchen that serves lower Fairfield County, invites the community to attend its holiday fundraising event "Harvest Table ... Sharing Abundance With Those in Need."

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Chefs and hospitality providers will be on hand to provide food samplings and ideas for seasonal entertaining at the Harvest Marketplace.

The participating vendors include:

LaRocca's Country Market, Stamford, will make healthy kale smoothies and salads.

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Margaret Sapir of Wave Hill Breads & Cafe of Norwalk will showcase a wide array of artisan-bakery offerings.

Pottery Barn of Westport will feature table decors and provide styling tips for Thanksgiving.

Nicole Peranick of With Love from the Cupboard of Westport will offer samples of pastries.

Sabita's Holistic Center of Southport will provide wellness teas.

Sharon Sweeney of Greenwich will offer cappuccino and espresso drinks.

Cafe Oo La La of Stamford will serve grilled French toast, pure maple syrup and fall fruit compote.

Additionally, a silent auction will feature gift certificates to area restaurants, spas and other service providers in the lower Fairfield County area. An on-site raffle will offer guests a chance to win a sunset sail that includes a cocktail party for four on board a luxurious yacht.

The guest speaker is Linda Kavanagh of MaxEx Public Relations of Stamford, who will introduce a panel featuring three owners of specialty businesses:

Rosemary Cass is president of Rosy Prose LLC Publications of Fairfield and creator and publisher of Act Two, a lifestyle magazine. The publication debuted in September 2012.

Marina Marchese, honey sommelier, author, beekeeper and founder of Red Bee Honey of Weston.

Jackie Ekholm, founder and owner of Moo Chocolates of Cos Cob.

Tickets are $50. A donation of one nonperishable food item to help stock the shelves of the NCH Food Pantry is requested. For information or registration, visit or call 203-964-8228, ext. 2.