Monday, September 21, 2009

Working Waterfront Festival - Sept 26th and 27th in New Bedford

This year's Working Waterfront Festival theme is Surf and Turf: Fisherman and Farmers Finding Common Ground. In addition to their annual celebration of the area's fishing industry the festival will include an agricultural focus. The festival includes a wide variety of family friendly activities, including: cross-cultural exchanges, music, waterfront tours, great food and more. Brix Bounty Farm will have a table with information about our education workshops - Roots Down and tips for home gardeners to grow great vegetables. It's all free! and a great way to spend a day this upcoming weekend celebrating our local culture.

Additionally, on Friday afternoon the 25th at 3:30 PM the festival will host a roundtable discussion about the recent development of CSF - community supported fisheries in New England. It's not too late to RSVP.

For recent media coverage of the festival see today's article by Becky Evans in the Standard-Times or listen to a recording on WCAI of The Point with Mindy Todd from Wed. Sept 16th (a half-hour discussion between Mindy, Laura Orleans of the Working Waterfront Festival, a local fisherman Ed Barrett, and myself).

Stop by the Brix Bounty table and say hello!

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