2017 Harvest Festival


THANK YOU to our event sponsors, partners, vendors, performers, and volunteers for an incredible Harvest Festival event! Our attendees enjoyed a warm, sunny, end-of-summer day of activities, local food, live entertainment, and building community around Mill City Grows’ food justice work!

Thank You to Our Live Performers & Program Participants!

+ Our official Harvest Festival DJ, DJ Manny
+ The Jamaica Plain Honk Band
+ Acre Girls de Lowell Dance Group
+ Sutra Studio
+ Capoeira Rosa Rubra

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Thank You to Our Local Food Trucks and Specialty Food Vendors!

+ Chez Rafiki’s Mediterranean Food
+ Sweet Lydia’s
+ Let’s Roll Eggrolls
+ Purple Carrot Bread Company
+ Mediterranean Home Cooking
+ Mill City Grows Mobile Market
+ Spice Venture International Food Truck
+ Cafe Solar

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Thank You to Our Craft and Interactive Activity Partners!

+ Story Time and Book Nook with Project LEARN
+ Wiggly Worms Compost Demo with OffBeet Composting Co
+ “Pop Up” Museum with Lowell National Historical Park
+ Sidewalk Chalk Space with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lowell
+ Khmer Games & Coloring with the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
+ Bean Bag Toss with WIC
+ Veggie Printing with Coalition for a Better Acre
+ Prize Wheel with Lowell Community Health Center and Lowell General Hospital
+ Watershed Activity with Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust 
+ Live Art with Jeff Lipsky
+ Lawn Games with Lowell Parks & Rec
+ Martial Arts Demos with the Green Dragons
+ Garden Voting with Lowell Votes
+ “Popcorn” Game with New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
+ Craft Activities with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & YWCA of Lowell
+ Giveaways with Whole Foods Market & Middlesex Community College
+ Face Painting with CREATEa Arts and Girls, Inc. of Greater Lowell
+ Boston Solar
+ Tufts Health Plan
+ Trinity EMS
+ Lowell Police Department
+ Lowell Fire Department

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Thank You to UMass Lowell Office of Sustainability, Flatbread Pizza Company of Bedford, and the City of Lowell Solid Waste and Recycling Office for their efforts to ensure that our event was as Zero Waste as possible!

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Thank You to Flatbread Pizza Company of Bedford for feeding all our volunteers a delicious pizza lunch!

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Thank You to Megpix Photography for capturing our event and its people so beautifully!

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And HUGE thanks to our Mill City Grows Gardeners and the over 100 volunteers wh0 were the backbone of our event — you set up the grounds, greeted our attendees, made hundreds of families smile, made delicious local food ON-SITE, and ensured that a safe, marvelous day was had by all! We’re INCREDIBLY grateful for all your hard work and dedication!


Thank you to our 2017 Annual Event Sponsors:





























Thanks to our 2017 Harvest Festival Sponsors:



Susan Mitchell and Jim Waldo