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This weekend is fall harvest weekend 2020! Fall harvest weekend has been going on for a few years now and we have benn looking forward to it for weeks. I get up extra early this saturday morning and go out to my vertical gardens ( I have five now ), all made from things that would have been thrown away!
We harvest everything that can be harvested ( we have waited until this morning because we want out produce to be at its freshest) and put it all in a wagon, this has been a good year, the wagon is over flowing! We drag out a second wagon and put in some peppers and jellies that we have canned earlier in the season, a few pies that were made from the apple tree in the yard, and some quilts grandma has made during the long hot summer.
We, as a family, pull the wagons the five blocks to the nieghborhood elementary school where fall harvest weekend is being celebrated. Even at this early hour the school parking lot is a sea of activity. I know you have never been to a fall harvest weekend so let me explain it to you,
Everyone in the neighborhoods serviced by the school brings their produce or hand made items to the school this weekend, its kind of a mixture of a farmers market, craft sale and celebration with lots for the kids to do.
We sell and trade with each other, and with people who cant garden and also with the cooks and chefs from the local restaurants. The food tastes great because it is so fresh.
With everthing that is going on in the world in 2020 we are big on saving energry. And this saves energy. All the local growing ( things dont need to be shipped) and bringing it in wagons to the school saves energy, also we compost all of our leavings and unsold or not the greatest produce at the school and the compost material is used for a local biofuel plant.