|Clockwise from top left Juanita Nelson, happy crowds, organizer Mary McClintock, fresh picked local beans and radish in vinaigrette|
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the event under the trees in Greenfield that is completely free to all who attend. The brainchild of Juanita Nelson survives and you are invited to attend August 23 on Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30. Please spread the word and if you know chefs and farmers, invite them to contribute. For more info, visit Free Harvest Supper website quoted below.
The Free Harvest Supper is an annual community event celebrating local food, farms, and community. Additionally, donations collected support the Farmers’ Market Coupon Program established by the Center for Self-Reliance in Amherst.
The supper features a bountiful free meal of locally grown food prepared by locally based chefs, as well as live music, children’s activities, educational displays, and the hugely successful “Really, Really Free Market” where all are welcome to bring home produce from the season’s overflow donated by farmers and gardeners. Diners can enjoy passed fresh appetizers and learn from informational displays while they wait for their meal.