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Living Local Harvest Festival Schedule of Events

There's something for everyone at the sixth annual celebration of all things local today at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury

The Living Local Harvest Festival kicks off at 10 am today at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. This annual free event, now in its fifth year, celebrates sustainable living and the rural touches that make our Island so unique. The event will feature a variety of presentations, the sharing of skills and knowledge, and the bounty of the Vineyard’s fall harvest. Living Local Harvest Festival is a day packed with fun, educational activities for the whole family!

Living Local MV is an organization designed to provide support of, interaction with, and promotion of the many unique entities promoting living sustainably on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.

The festival ends at 3 pm but the event continues with a Harvest Potluck - a free community celebration featuring pig roast, live music and contra dancing with the Flying Elbows.

Bring a potluck dish for six to share, made from Island-grown, raised or caught food (produce, meat, eggs, fish, game). The Living Local Harvest Festival is a “zero waste” event, challenging food vendors, exhibitors, and all attendees to create a no-trash event. Bring your own cups, place settings and drinks.

THE SIXTH ANNUAL 2012 LIVING LOCAL HARVEST FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Areas for demos, music and talks :

1 – HAY BALE CAFE
2 – TREE SIDE
3 – HALL
4 – COMPOST AREA


HAY BALE CAFE : 

10AM – 11AM :

DRUM WORKSHOP WITH RICK BAUSMAN
❈outside of Hay Bale Cafe

Local drummer Rick Bausman brings us his interactive performance that he has spread to many communities throughout the country.

11AM – NOON :

A LOCAL WILD FOOD CULINARY ADVENTURE WITH BILL MANSON & CHEF KEVIN CROWELL OF DETENTE
❈ Hay Bale Cafe

Bill is the owner and producer of the “Local Wild Food Challenge,” a culinary adventure contest, created to celebrate and conserve the great wild food resources surrounding us. Kevin and his wife, Suzanna, are the owners of Detente in Edgartown. Bill and Kevin’s goal is to spread a message of appreciation for our surrounding environment and to encourage us to discover for ourselves the delicious and healthy food at our doorstep, passing on the important message of sustaining these resources to young and old. 

NOON – 1:30PM

GOOD NIGHT LOUISE LIVE LOCAL MUSIC!
AMERICANA / COUNTRY BLUES
❈ Hay Bale Cafe
Pull up a hay bale and enjoy your lunch or shake a tail feather to an island staple and favorite. 

1:30PM – 2:30PM :

SLOW FOOD COOKING DEMO: ALL ABOUT TOMATOES
With Cathy Walthers author of the cookbook “Raising the Salad Bar.
❈ Hay Bale Cafe

Cathy, author of the cookbook “Raising the Salad Bar,” brings us knowledge on how best to enjoy our island’s booming and delicious tomato crop. Watch Cathy in a cooking class style demo and bring it to local grown tomatoes in your home. 


TREE SIDE: 

11AM – NOON :

B-CORP & CO-OPS: BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE NEXT ECONOMY
Moderated By: John Abrams from South Mountain
❈ Tree Side

As we move toward a New Economy based less on more and more on enough, the ability to collaborate in new ways and employ democratic structures that encourage widespread ownership and community accountability will become essential. Using Vineyard Power (a consumer co-op) and South Mountain Company (a worker co-op and B-Corp) as local models, this workshop will explore the potential for new paths toward restorative (and artful!) commerce.
Leader Biography: John Abrams is cofounder and CEO of South Mountain Company, a 37-year- old employee owned architecture, building, and renewable energy company in West Tisbury. John’s book COMPANIES WE KEEP: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place, was published by Chelsea Green Publishing in 2008.

12:30PM – 1:30PM :

BACKYARD CHICKENS : A TALK WITH ISLAND HEN LOVERS
Moderated By Jefferson Monroe of The Good Farm
❈ Tree Side

The do’s, don’ts and how’s on eggs and meat from commercial growers’ to your neighbors flock. 

1:30pm – 2:30PM :

ROAD MAP TO A USDA SLAUGHTERHOUSE & PACKING FACILITY FOR THE VINEYARD
Moderated By Richard Andre from Island Grown Initiative
❈ Tree Side

Presentation on the local demand, benefits, costs, challenges and time-line for a USDA inspected local slaughterhouse and packing facility on Martha’s Vineyard by a panel of local farm owners. www.islandgrown.org

 

HALL : 

NOON – 1PM :

HOW TO FILET A FISH – Warren Doty
❈ Inside Hall

Warren will conduct a true “Do It Yourself” demo on how to filet local fish. Warren is the leader and a founding member of the Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen’s Association. Building on the Vineyard’s strong maritime heritage, the Association’s seeks to identify and champion methods for making local fishing sustainable, consistent with sensible environmental practices.

COMPOST AREA:

2PM – 3PM:

PRIZE-WINNING COMPOST
Moderated By Chris Riger from Mermaid Farm
❈ Compost Area

How to make the best compost on the Island. A talk with compost experts!

LITTLE LOCALS / KIDS:
Activities:

Sassafras Earth Education

Boys & Girls Club

Featherstone Center For The Arts

Felix Neck Audubon Sanctuary

Island Alpaca

The Farm Institute

YMCA

“Rascal” The Tiny Horse

Hay Bale Maze

Pumpkin Carving

Local Egg Toss

Sack Races

Face Painting Sponsored By Sense Of Wonder

Horse & Oxen Rides

 

LOCAL FOOD TASTINGS :

❈ Sponsored By Slow Food MV ❈

[ Located throughout the Grounds & Hall ]

CHEF DEON :
Conch soup & sausage with locally-inspired condiments

Down Island Farm/MV Sea Salt:
Hand-made Solar Sea Salt & Hand-Made Bread

Kitchen Porch/Jan Buhrman:
Kimichi & Fermented Foods

Mermaid Farm:
Lassi & yogurt

MV Wild Food:
Prepared wild food & useful and edible plants grown locally

Native Earth Teaching Farm:
Organic co-op pop corn

Orange Peel Bakery:
Baked goodies

David Vingout:
Cider Pressing


LOCAL FOOD:

7A Foods: Serving From 8AM – 11AM
Muffins/Cookies/Pies/Baked Goodies/Coffee

Chilmark Coffee Company: Serving From 11AM – 3PM
Hot & Cold Coffee (Menemsha Mudd!); Hot Tea; Bottled Cold Coffee

Morning Glory Farm:
Hamburger (MGF Beef)
Potato BREAD (MGF PRODUCE)
Pumpkin Pie (MGF Pumpkins)
Hot Soup (MGF Produce)

Beetlebung Farm:
Fish Tacos (Larsen’s & Cronig’s)
Veggie Sandwich (Beetlebung Farm Produce & Chilmark Store)

Little Rock Farm:
Local Chili, Local Squash Soup, Pies & Brownies with local eggs

Not Your Sugar Mamas:
Brownies
Oat Bars
Chocolate Bars

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