{SPECIAL EVENT} FSC at HWFC’s Harvest Fest

We are excited to announce that we are a “vendor” at the 2011 Honest Weight Food Coop Harvest Fest. Our booth will be jumping all day long with informative demonstrations, samples with the day ending with a MINI FOOD SWAP!!!! As of this evening (Friday night at 9:26pm) it looks like it might be sunny or atleast NOT RAINING for the event-phew. Cuz we went all professional and have printed recipe cards & samples to hand-out, 350 bookmarks/biz cards, a vinyl booth sign (with grommets!) of our canning-tomatoes-in-box logo and a schedule of demos. Oh, and we will have a tent, my boss Michael of Kilpatrick Family Farm is letting us borrow a tent in case of inclement weather.  We are getting serious here!

Since this is our first fair we are doing a “little bit of everything” from the blog: sSamples w/recipe cards, fundraisers pimpin’, DIY Food Project demos and a mini food swap. Please stop by our booth and gooble up all of our goodies and say hello! We are very excited to have a whole day to spread the ‘from scratch’ fun!

In general, festival should be awesome with hot lunch foods, a full farmers market with produce, meat and value-added producers (including Britin’s own All Good Bakers will be there too) plus music on the boathouse stage, cook-offs (with Table Hopping’s own Steven Barnes) and chef demos by Chef’s Consortium. A truly wonderful celebration of local food and the businesses that produce it.

This is our new vinyl banner! FRESH


WHEN: October 2nd 11am-3pm.

LOCATION: Washington Park, Boathouse Area.
We will be located right at the beginning of the fair at the “no car” entrance of boathouse area right at New Scotland & Madison Avenues. HWFC tells me we will be right next to their welcome table!

Fresh, delicious apple cider

You can stop by anytime during the hour. These demos won’t be official demos from start to finish with a microphone but just explaining the process throughout the hour to whomever stops by the booth. We will have recipe cards to hand out that correspond to the demo!

11:15am Butter Making in a Jar (shake it!) and Honey Butter w/ Liz.
Learn to make butter the “shake it in a jar” method that Christine featured on her personal blog, Unspeakable Visions.

12:15pm Mustard Making with me.
I will be showing the step-by-step process of making basic mustards with different vinegars & herbs.

1:15pm Small Batch Apple Cider Making at Home w/ Deanna
If you loved Deanna’s post yesterday (DIY Apple Cider) From Tree to Tummy, then you will LOVE her demo!


PLACE: Our booth: 2-2:45pm
WHAT TO BRING: This will be a super-speeded up version of our food swaps. Please bring UP TO TWO ITEMS to swap. We might need to use the grass behind our tent, along with one table in the tent to show off our food swappy goodness.

2-2:20: Bring your items to the tent and fill out your swap cards.
2:20-2:30: Look & Sample other food swap items
2:30-2:45pm: SWAP TIME!

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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3 Comments on “{SPECIAL EVENT} FSC at HWFC’s Harvest Fest”

  1. Courtney Curtis
    October 1, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Wish I could go! The demos look interesting and the booth will do great! Have fun!

  2. Kate
    October 1, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    I was already planning on going – now I’m even more excited. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!


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