It feels like summer has just begun, but September is here and that means harvest season is, too! We've been busy harvesting at Marra Farm, at the Seattle Community Farm, and in neighborhoods all over Seattle with the Community Fruit Tree Harvest.
If you're looking for something to do, we'd love to see you at a work party or at one of these great events:
Saturday, September 3: Blues for Food Fest
Magnuson Park, 12-8pm
A celebration of food, music and community that benefits the P-Patch Trust and the Washington Blues Society. Lettuce Link will be there collecting donations of fresh produce for local food banks. Tickets are $20 ($10 for youth) and can be purchased online or at the door.
Thursday, September 8: Final film in CARW's Immigration Outdoor Film Series
302 27th Ave in the Central District, 8pm
Join the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) for a screening of Immokalee USA, "a film that documents the present-day exploitation of labor in Florida's farmlands--a history of slavery and peonage that dates back to Spanish conquest and persists into the present day." A $5 suggested donation goes to support the May 1 Action Coalition--bring a little extra for snacks and beverages.
Saturday, September 10: Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair
Meridian Park, 10am-4pm
Celebrate harvest season with workshops, demonstrations, and activities for all ages. There will be music, plenty of tasty food, and a farmers market. Don't forget to buy extra produce to donate at Lettuce Link's BEET Hunger booth!
Saturday, September 10: Outdoor Movie at Marra Farm
Marra Farm (9026 4th Ave S), 6:30-9:30pm
Join us for the Seattle premiere of The Greenhorns, a documentary that explores the lives of young farmers in the U.S. The $10 ticket price includes a tour of the farm, delicious appetizers from Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop, and the movie!