2019 Harvest Festival

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Celebrate the most bountiful season at Mill City Grows’ 8th Annual Harvest Festival! This FREE family-friendly event showcases our community’s growers and farmers and highlights cultural harvest and food traditions! Enjoy food demonstrations, hands-on craft activities, tours of Mill City Grows’ beautiful North Common Community Garden, local food trucks and food vendors, a farmers’ market, and more!
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HERE IS OUR OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
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Food Demonstrations: Amphitheater Stage
11:30 – 11:45am – Healthy Smoothies, presented by Haela
(FoodCorps Service Member)

12 – 2:15pm – Greek Cooking, presented by Eleni
(MCG Community Gardener)

12:45 – 1pm – Vegan Pesto, presented by Macayla
(MCG Education Coordinator)

1:15 – 1:30pm – Creating a Sourdough Starter, presented by Brian
(MCG Assistant Urban Farm Manager)

1:40 – 2pm – Rhubarb Pies, presented by Betsy
(MCG Community Gardener)

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Garden Demonstrations: North Common Garden
11:45am – 12pm – Flood Irrigation, presented by Phil
(MCG Community Gardener)

12:15 – 12:45pm – Raised Bed Building/Repairing & Season Extension Installation, presented by Enrique (MCG Gardens Manager)

1 – 1:15pm – Composting with Worms, presented by Kerri
(MCG Development Associate)
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Story Time with Pollard Library: North Common Garden
11:30 – 11:45am   AND   12:30 – 12:45pm

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“Good Neighbor” and MCG Garden Awards: Amphitheater Stage
2 – 2:15pm

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ENJOY THESE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES HAPPENING ALL DAY
 
+ Make Your Own Musical Instrument with Merrimack Repertory Theatre
+ Fun Lawn Games with Lowell Parks & Recreation Department
+ Pumpkin Painting and Decorating with Girls, Inc. of Greater Lowell
+ Seek & Find “Poetry Pumpkins,” Sponsored by Lowell City of Learning
+ Food Access Information with Hunger & Homeless Commission
+ Autumn Crafts with Pollard Memorial Library
+ Touch-A-Tractor and “Ask a Farmer” with Mill City Grows
+ “Tater Tats” Temporary Tattoo Station with Mill City Grows
+ Make Your Own Seed Bombs with Mill City Grows
+ Harvest of the Month Activities with Mill City Grows
+ Explore Fall Farm Veggies with Mill City Grows
+ Tours of North Common Community Garden with Mill City Grows
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HARVEST TASTING STATIONS: Enjoy complimentary food samples! 
 
Fresh Harvest Soup: “Herban Fresh” Selection
Sponsored & prepared by PGI Foods / Herban Fresh Soups

Delicious Fresh Salsa
Sponsored & prepared by Lowell Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services

 
Fresh Apple Cider and Cider Pressing Demonstration
Sponsored & prepared by Whole Foods Market

Hot, Fresh Popcorn
Sponsored & prepared by Target (Lowell)

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VISIT OUR FOOD TRUCKS & FRESH FOOD VENDORS
Delicious lunch & snacks available for purchase all day!

Sweet Lydia’s    |   Dragon Root   |   Tandoor and Curry on Wheels

Fresh Beets   |   Foodega Filipino Food   |   B’s Tacos

Mill City Grows Mobile Farmers’ Market  |  Salvation Army Food Canteen

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MEET OUR HARVEST FESTIVAL SPONSORS IN PERSON
Get information and learn more about their services

Bank of America

Lowell General Hospital

Tufts Health Plan

Senior Whole Health

Middlesex Community College

 
 
 

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Thank You to our Generous 2019 Annual Event Sponsors:


GOLDEN SUNSHINE

SILVER RAIN

 

 


GREEN SPROUT


 

GARDEN FRIEND

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HARVEST FESTIVAL SPONSORS

 
Kitchen Garden

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Herb Garden
 
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