Community Harvest Celebration 2016
This year, Gaining Ground welcomed over 150 people to the farm for our Community Harvest Celebration on Sunday, September 19. Della’s Dinner offered a locally sourced menu of sandwiches, salads, and irresistible desserts, while Twisted Pine, a popular, local, new roots band, entertained the crowd from the volunteer pavilion. Bass player Chris Sartori had been a volunteer at the farm years ago while in high school.
Other activities included cider making, crafting of bird feeders, and a treasure hunt that highlighted numerous sustainable practices on the farm. It was wonderful to have our community of volunteers, recipients, supporters, and neighbors gather to celebrate another strong season. Thankfully the predicted thunderstorms held off for the day, even though we needed the rain after a record dry summer.
Photos by Board members Linda Booth Sweeney & Jessica Huddy