Sixth Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food

6th Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
On the Greenfield Town Common

The 6th Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food in Greenfield will be on Sunday, August 22nd, 4:30 – 6:30pm on the Greenfield Town Common (photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the Sixth Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food on Sunday, August 22nd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on the Greenfield Town Common/Court Square. All are welcome to join in sharing this truly community celebration event, which features a bountiful meal of locally grown food prepared by local chefs, live music, children’s activities, educational displays and a Really, Really Free Market.

The Free Harvest Supper works to highlight the incredible edible bounty and diversity of locally grown and produced food and to support local agriculture. While the Free Harvest Supper is free to all who attend, all donations go to support the Greenfield Farmers’ Market Coupon Program, which distributes Market Coupons to low-income Franklin County families so that they can enjoy fresh, locally grown produce, fruits and vegetables at the Greenfield Farmers’ Market. Last year over 450 families benefited from this, putting an additional $3,200 back into the local agricultural economy.

Appetizers will again be served to those standing in line. (photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Appetizers will again be served to those standing in line and those attending this year can shop at the Really Really Free Market to get fresh produce, vegetables and flowers that others have brought to share, or you can bring your own to give to the Market . Organizers are working to make this year’s Supper a truly trash-free event, so everyone is encouraged to bring their own reusable plates, place setting, cup and napkin.  Entertainment this year includes JMPT Quartet: local music from around the world, Green River String Band: bluegrass, folk and roots music and Sue Kranz & Ben Tousley: coffeehouse folk.

All are welcome to join in sharing this truly community celebration event. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

This is an all-volunteer community event, and 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 Linda at linslatt@comcast.net.

For more information about the Center for Self Reliance and the Greenfield Farmers’ Market Coupon project, please call Dino Schnelle at (413) 773-5029, or email info@freeharvestsupper.org.

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