HiP Paris Blog founder Erica Berman moved from Paris to Maine looking for a more meaningful life, and eventually founded Veggies to Table, a grow-to-donate farm, to help end hunger in her community. Now, YOU can also help feed those in need, AND win a week in a Paris apartment, a weekend in Montreal, a year-long pastry course—and so many more French-inspired prizes.

No one should have to go to bed or wake up hungry—ever. Enter and help HIP Paris Founder Erica Berman’s non-profit farm Veggies to Table feed the hungry and create joy with flowers—bringing normalcy and restoring dignity to individuals and families who have lost control over that most basic of choices—what to eat. Veggies to Table believes that everyone should have access to nutritious, organic, and delicious food.

Left: two little girls hold fresh organic vegetables grown in Veggies to Table, Right: a hand displays fresh carrots
Top: Erika Kostialova
Left: Erica Berman; Right: Kelsey Kobik

There is still time to win a week in Paris, a weekend in Montreal, French cookware, an online French pastry class and so much more. The 2nd annual Veggies to Table French Sweepstakes ends at 5pm EST on September 18. 

You Can’t see Hunger

Your entry will go toward ensuring that no one in Erica’s Maine community has to choose between buying food or paying rent. 

Don’t miss your chance to win a week-long stay in a Paris apartment with a balcony and panoramic views, guided tours of Montmartre, a pastry tour of the Marais and a guided walk of the Latin Quarter, French restaurants, and more.

A view of Parisian rooftops from a window of an apartment in Paris
Loove Collective

Runner-up prizes include a weekend in Montreal, a year-long French pastry course taught by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef, a 3.5-quart Sauteuse (for a lifetime of delicious meals), and other French inspired items. To see all the incredible prizes and enter to win click below.

Erica Berman & Alain Ollier stand in front of a truck at Veggies to Table, Maine

Erica Berman & Alain Ollier
By Kelsey Kobik

All proceeds will help Veggies to Table grow and donate even more top-quality organic produce and flowers for local folks in need of food and joy. No one should have to go to bed, or wake up, hungry. Your donation will make a difference to the lives of families and individuals in need! Enter the Sweepstakes below.

Merci beaucoup to those who have already donated. You are making a difference in the lives of those in need. Bonne chance et merci à tous! Enter to win.

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Erica Berman

Erica Berman grew up in Lexington, Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica went to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French — and she stayed 20 years. Erica is the founder of the HiP Paris Blog and Haven In her former company. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre) and Maine (Midcoast). She recently started a non-profit growing organic produce for the food insecure in Maine called Veggies to Table. In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris and Maine, read, take photos, cook, kayak, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends.

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