Volunteer to help Reduce and Recycle at Harvestfest

From Sharon Kishida, the Harvestfest ZWI coordinator:

This year’s Harvest Fest, as in years past, is intent on minimizing the amount of trash we generate.  To that end, we are hoping to enlist a volunteer corps to help make this possible.

Volunteers will:

  • help the public sort their recyclables, compostables and trash into designated containers (training provided);
  • switch out recycling and trash bags, compost containers once full
  • collect recyclables and compostables from designated bins;
  • get a free T-shirt for a minimum of two hours work
  • measure results
  • have fun and enjoy the festival while reducing waste and slowing climate change!  🙂

Volunteers are needed starting at 9am through 6pm for consolidation. We are looking for volunteers ideally able to work three hour shifts.   You can work alone or in a team or we can put you in a team, so you won’t be alone!

To volunteer, click here

For more information contact, Eric Magers

Please forward, post, and share widely! This opportunity is open to groups, students, clubs, scout troops, teams, families, individuals, adults, students…   

 Thank you! We could not run this valuable program without volunteers!  Together, we make a difference! 

 

– Sharon Byrne Kishida, MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator, Northeast District 2

Email:  skishida@beverlyma.gov

Office:  978 605 2409

 

 

Over on The Other Cape

Have you checked out The Other Cape?

It’s a new online magazine and resource that highlights all that is awesome about our own Cape Ann. There’s a lot to highlight: the incredible places, food, events and people on Cape Ann mean the stories on The Other Cape will keep coming.

And speaking of incredible people, one of our own, Lila DeLuca of Rockport, is featured in the latest story on The Other Cape about competing on the cooking show MasterChef Junior. Though she’s just in 5th grade, Lila has managed to become a pro at cooking.

MasterChef Junior contestant Lila DeLuca in her Rockport kitchen. (Photograph by Jonathan Kozowyk for The Other Cape)

We were especially thrilled that she cited the Seafood Throwdown at Harvestfest as one of her inspirations. It’s exciting to realize the ways in which Harvestfest and other community events can serve to educate and motivate the Rockport’s next generation.

Check out the story and the rest of the magazine HERE…

We’re looking forward to watching the rest of the season of MasterChef Junior (you can watch episodes HERE ) and to cheering Lila on!

 

 

Food & Drink at Harvestfest!

Harvestfest from across the harbor. photo: Jen Keough
Harvestfest from across the harbor. photo: Jen Keough

Main Tent on T-Wharf

Top Dog
Markouk Bread
Beach Gourmet
The Blue Lobster
Seaview Farm
Bean & Leaf Cafe
Mola Bakery
Common Crow
Bella & Harvey
Classic Cooks
Ice Velvet

Drinks

Westport Rivers
Cape Ann Brewing Co.
Ipswich Ale
Twin Lights

Rockport Farmers Market at Harvestfest

Abbott Honey
Arrowhead Farm 
Cake Ann
Fudge Everything
Frykland Tree Farm
Knead Dough Bakery
Ma & Pa’s Pickles
Meyer’s Gluten Free Baking
Roving Radish Farm
Sasquatch Smokehouse

Sugar Buff

That Nutty Redhead
Valverde Coffee Roasters
Westport Rivers Winery
Scoopsies Ice Cream
Common Crow Market: taking orders for organic Thanksgiving turkeys!
Reclaimed Goods
Rockport New Year’s Eve