Harvest Season…or Festival Season?

September is certainly a time of plenty when it comes to local food in Massachusetts. It also happens to be a season plentiful in great community festivals and events.  Attending these events is a great way to get out, show your support for the coordinating community organizations, AND amplify the amazing energy of collective fun.  Here’s what’s coming up in the next few weeks. Check out how many years each of these events has been running for – there’s some oldies but goodies and it seems like Somerville got energized in 2005!

Union Square Farmer’s Market: Saturdays 9am-1pm, Union Square, Somerville
*best time of year for anything and everything you could want at a farmer’s market

Moving Planet Rally: Saturday 9/24 3pm, Parade to Chirstopher Columbus Park, Boston
*the more people, the stronger the message: we need to move beyond fossil fuels

6th Annual “What the Fluff?” Festival: Saturday 9/24, 3-7pm, Union Square, Somerville
*”shenanigans and games” stages among other attractions

9th Annual Community Day: Sunday 9/25 11am-3pm, Tufts Academic Quad
*free lunch and free performances from student performance groups

Green Drinks Meet-Up: Friday 9/30 5-7ph, Johnny D’s Holland St. Davis Square
*free “green” (don’t know if that’s literal or not) appetizers and raffle for all participants in Walk Ride Days

6th annual Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands: All weekend 9/30-10/2, Davis Square
*crazy performances scattered across Davis Square and a parade on Sunday

2nd Annual Boston Local Food Festival: Saturday 10/1, Fort Point Channel
*amazing local food vendors, demonstrations, skill shares (I’m Vermiculture at 12:45), music

17th Annual Growing Center Harvest Festival:  Saturday 10/1, 22 Vinal Ave
*apple pressing, butter making, pumpkin decorating, a silent auction fundraiser, nature activities

3rd Annual Somerville Local First Harvest Festival: Saturday 10/15, Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave
*Local beer, wine, food, music, and performance for $20…this will sell out!

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One Response to Harvest Season…or Festival Season?

  1. Julia says:

    I wish I could have come to the Growing Center Harvest Festival but I’m looking forward to this Saturday!

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