NORTHAMPTON – Abundance Farm will be having a community harvest festival on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 1– 4 pm. Abundance Farm is located next to the grounds of Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St. Abundance Farm’s Harvest Festival coincides with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which begins five days after Yom Kippur and lasts for seven days. Sukkot is a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts”, and the holiday celebrates the abundance of the fall harvest.
The festival will include a wide variety of harvest related stations and activities for all ages including cider pressing, honey extraction, a fermentation workshop, a heritage wheat exhibition, bread baking in an outdoor earthen oven, a herbal medicine workshop, and a grape stomp. Artisanal food and beverages from local vendors will be featured. Great live music.
Rabbi Jacob Fine, who directs Abundance Farm said, “We invite all who are interested in gardening, sustainability, food justice and seeing what a farm looks like in a residential neighborhood to come by and celebrate the harvest with us. Between all the activities, food and music–there is going to be lots to for everyone to enjoy!”
Abundance Farm is a unique collaboration between Congregation B’nai Israel, the Northampton Survival Center, and Lander-Grinspoon Academy to support local food security and to create a unique, outdoor learning environment. Abundance Farm is a beautiful urban oasis where people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds are drawn for nourishment, community, and learning.
Suggested donation of $5 per person to support Abundance Farm’s food justice efforts. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (413) 584-3593 ext. 203.