Skip to content

Don’t Waste the Harvest Festival & Barn Dance

blog_harvest

Don't Waste the Harvest Festival and Barn Dance
October 17, 2015
Triple Oaks Nursery
Franklinville, NJ
Festival 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m
Barn Dance 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.
Get your tickets to the barn dance now!

Hey New Jersey - are you up for the #pumpkinchallenge? Sure you are, since we're leading the way as the first location in the Unites States to take the #pumpkinchallenge!

Come on down to Triple Oaks Nursery and join in on the 21st century version of a harvest festival.

We'll have all the old-fashioned favorites: craft vendors, garden tours; presentations; information booths - but we'll also challenge you to find some unusual - and tasty - uses for pumpkins that don't involve dumping it in a trash bin at the end of the day.

In fact, what we prefer to do at the end of the day is dance! So after hours we'll kick up our heels to The Jersey Corn Pickers.

Purchase tickets to the barn dance here.

Triple Oaks Nursery is offering a 20% nursery discount to anyone with a Certified or Master Gardener membership card, a PHS membership card, or an Herb Society of American membership card.

Vendors:

Old School Heirloom Farms CSA
T & M Hahn
McArt à la Carte
Pine Spirit Woolworks
Ned’s Honey
Out of the Box Soaps
Solar City
Heartpath Acupuncture
Woodstown Massage Boutique
Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey/90210 Organics
The Great Full Garden

Non-Profits:
Library Seed Banks' Mobile Seed Library will be there with seed selections from Slow Food USA's Arc of Taste and it's own Authentic Jersey Tomato Seed Collection, along with pumpkin and squash seeds, and native milkweed to be distributed for you to grow in your garden!

Gloucester County Certified Gardeners: Learn how to compost in the winter.

Label GMO:Find out what labeling means for your food with Gwenne Baile.

Gloucester County Backyard Chickens: Learn about what it takes to keep backyard chickens with guidance from Patrick McDevitt.

Fermenting with Sally Willowbee

Now why, you may ask, are we taking the #pumpkinchallenge? Because pumpkins are a great way to understand food waste issues. New Jersey has more than 2500 acres in pumpkin and squash production resulting in 5% of the fresh market pumpkins sold in the US. That ranks us among the top fifteen pumpkin producing states in the nation. Hubbub, a charity promoting innovative approaches to environmental and fashion issues, knows we've got a pumpkin addiction and has challenged us to make every morsel count. From roasted seeds, to pies and pound cakes, to tagines, salads, and even smoothies, we'll use every last morsel.

Last year HubbubUK produced a successful Pumpkin Challenge in the UK, and is now expanding the festival to twenty locations in the UK, including London. We're the ONLY location in the U.S.

Schedule of Presentations

12:00 pm Stress, Fatigue and Nutrition -Sara Outlaw,Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey/90210 Organics

12:30 pm Seed Saving-Jeff Quattrone

1:00 pm  Seasonal Crafts Lorraine Keifer

2:00 pm  Microgreens- Jamie Warner, The Great Full Garden

2:30 pm  Backyard Chickens

3:00 pm  Pollinator Plants- Joe Keifer, Triple Oaks Nursery

3:30 pm  Pumpkin Pastas-Eric DeJong

4:00 pm  Fermentation-Sally Willowbee

Want to participate as a volunteer, vendor, or speaker? Get in touch!
Send us a note at nowasteharvest@gmail.com.