Fresh Produce Donations for Farm to Friends
For those of you that are somewhat new to the area, we want you to know that the Farm to Friends program delivers fresh produce to our low-income seniors as well as to a local women’s and children’s center at Deven’s. If you have excess produce from your garden (and who doesn’t have a Zucchini, lettuce or tomato to share?) or fruits from your trees, we will happily receive these donations and deliver them to those in need. Please come by the Market tent to donate. Many of you do this every year and we do appreciate it, thank you!
Composting Workshop (10:00 a.m.): OffBeet Compost
“When your soil is happy, your belly is happy.” – Kesiah Bascom, founder/owner of OffBeet Compost, has spent the past 7 years working in the sustainable agriculture by diverting restaurant, household, and small business food scraps from going to traditional waste facilities (landfills & incinerators) in the Greater Lowell region. They collect food scraps and bring them to their local composting site where scraps are broken down into nutrient-rich compost. Compost is then redistributed to participants and also sold to local farmers, gardeners, and landscapers.
Community Tent: Boston Gleaners
Learn how we organize volunteer trips to local farms to harvest high-quality fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. Together, we can build a sustainable supply chain of healthy produce from local farms to people in need.
Music Tent: Fiddlin’ Bill Perry
Toe-tapping Irish pub songs, maritime traditional Celtic, sea chanteys, and French Canadian reels/jigs/waltzes.
Yoga at the Market
The HFM is excited to welcome (market regular and yogi extraordinaire) Krista Schepanovsky! She will be offering two classes outside at the HFM so bring a mat or enjoy the grass beneath your feet while you support local. Welcome Krista, we can’t wait! Schedule: All levels at 10 am; Kids at 11 am
Visit YogawithKS.com for other times to stretch it out with Krista.