Be a Local Hero
The 3rd Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food will be happening on the Greenfield Town Common/Court Square on Sunday, August 19th from 5-7pm.
This open community event will feature:
Why a Free Harvest Supper?
- To encourage everyone to eat locally grown food
- To support local agriculture
- To raise money for Farmers Market coupons.
What are Farmers Market Coupons?
Local residents in need of food get coupons from the Food Pantry, use them to purchase locally grown food at the Greenfield Farmers Market, and then Food Pantry staff pay the farmers for the coupons they have accepted. It’s a win-win system.While the Supper is free to all, donations are accepted and are used for the coupons which help achieve the supper’s goals.
What is the Really, Really Free Market?
The Really, Really Free Market was a huge success at last year’s Free Harvest Supper. Again this year, gardeners and farmers are welcome to bring the overflow of extra produce they have to share with the community. The Really, Really Free Market is just like its name says: free. All are welcome to take home some of the donated produce. Last year’s Free Market included peaches, apples, eggs, tomatoes, squash, greens, flowers, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers and more. There is no need to sign up to donate to the Really, Really Free Market – just bring your produce to the supper from 4-5:30pm.
How to Volunteer
As with all great community events, many hands make light work. A core group of volunteer organizers is already at work planning the Free Harvest Supper and they need lots of volunteers to make it all happen. There are many ways to be involved, either with planning or on the day of the supper. To offer your help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 413-774-3150.
For more information, visit www.freeharvestsupper.org.
Another resource is the 2007 Farm Products Guide for our area.