Join us as we celebrate our 2nd year of the New Eden Collaborative and the New Eden Community Organic Garden on Sunday, September 27, 11- 3 pm. In the spirit of mutual support and community, First Parish Church, Newbury and our New Eden Collaborative will be partnering with Historic New England’s Spencer, Pierce, Little Farm, The Farmer’s Market, and Transition Newburyport (an environmental group dedicated to creating a self-sufficient Newburyport) in presenting the Good Earth Harvest Weekend: A celebration of local food, gardening and farming, past, present and future.
Here are the weekend events:
Friday night, Famer’s Market – Local Farm and Restaurant Dinner at Spencer, Pierce, Little Farm
Saturday 11 am-4pm, Historic New England’s Family Harvest Festival at Spencer, Pierce, Little Farm
Saturday 7pm, Transition Newburyport’s “Envisioning Newburyport’s Future” featuring a screening of the documentary “A Farm for the Future”. at First Parish Church, Newbury
Sunday 10am-2pm, Farmer’s Market at the Tannery in Newburyport
Sunday 11am-3pm, 2 nd Annual New Eden Harvest Celebration at First Parish Church, Newbury (20 High Road, Newbury)
Our New Eden Harvest Celebration, is an educational “fun raiser” – cultivating community and getting people excited about growing and preserving their own food in earth friendly ways.
Children’s Games and Crafts: Bouncy House plus other fun kiddy games and crafts.
The New Eden Gardens and environs will be the site of exciting Workshops/lectures of fruit drying, creating your own root cellar, Permaculture, butterfly gardens, composting, organic pest and disease control, and extending the growing season. There will also be tours of the New Eden Community Gardens,and our historic church and cemetery.The full roster of education events and time to follow soon.
Contests-Friendly competitions for home gardeners and cooks:
Best: Dill Pickle, Sweet Pickle, Berry Jam, Grape Jelly, Apple Sauce, Apple pie, Tomato sauce, BBQ Sauce,Salsa, Chutney, Fruit Butter.
For the Gardeners-Best Tasting Organic Tomato, Best Tasting Organic Cucumber, Most Astounding Organic Squash/Pumpkin, Sweetest Organic Carrot, Best Beet, Most Beautiful Heirloom Vegetable, Most Bizarre Root Vegetable.
Prius Raffle Drawing: There are still tickets for the 2010 Prius raffle. They are $100 each but only a maximum of 300 tickets will be sold. So if you are feeling lucky…
First Parish is famous for it’s food and will have lots of yummy food to sell at the fair.
Listen to Music from our Home Grown Musicians and Let’s Dance.