Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm,
Nothing brings people together like food. From family dinners and milestones to conferences and social gatherings, food is the focal point around which we commune, converse, and get to know each other. For those of you that live near Berea, September 12th is going to be an incredible opportunity to get to know your neighbors, your farmers, and all the folks that work within our community to provide delicious, local food.
Celebrate the Harvest is a day-long celebration of local food and the people who raise it. Events and activities will be happening from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm at various locations throughout town, including a community meal on the lawn of the Berea College Farm Store at 1:00 pm. Tickets for the meal are $10 each and need to be purchased in advance at the Berea Arts Council or at the Berea Farmers Market. All other events and activities are FREE! We hope to see you there!
9:00-1:00 Berea Farmers Market on the lawn of the Berea College Farm Store (311 North Main St.).
9:00-12:00 Berea College Gardens & Greenhouse tours and plant sale (251 Scaffold Cane Rd.).
9:00-12:00 Berea Urban Farm coffee, pastries, and tours. Learn about Berea’s Victory Gardens, Aquaponics Facility, Monarch Weigh Stations, and the Transition Towns program (201 Adams St).
10:00-12:00 Garver Farms presentation on “Care of Berry Bushes and Canes” and sale of berry bushes (201 Adams St.).
10:00-12:00 Tour de Coops & Tour de Hives. Visit chicken and bee-keepers throughout Berea. Self-guided tour. Maps available at the Berea Urban Farm (201 Adams St.).
10:00-12:00 Grow Appalachia presentation “Learn How Family-Scale High Tunnels are Built and See How They Can Impact Agriculture in Kentucky” (119 North Broadway, rear entrance).
10:30 & 2:30 East Ridge Community Garden tour, “Fresh Air Painting in the Garden,” and “How to Start a Community Garden (401 Estill St.).
12:00-4:00 East Haiti Community Gardens tour of community orchard, neighborhood tool-lending library, urban backyard homesteading, responsible meat-raising, and bring your apples to the apple press (147 East Haiti Rd.).
1:00 Berea Farmers Market Community Meal next to the Berea College Farm Store featuring locally-grown food prepared by Adam Burke (311 North Main St.). Rain location at the Russel Acton Folk Center (186 West Jefferson St.)
1:00-4:00 Madison County Public Library visit the seed library and more (319 Chestnut St.).
4:00-6:00 Berea Arts Council Garden tea party and fall bulb sale (139 N. Broadway).
6:00-8:00 Berea College Country Dancers street dance and Storytelling with Loyal Jones (Short St. Plaza behind Berea Coffee and Tea).
Until next time, eat well!
Jessa Turner – Manager