Be a Part of Harvestfest!

Harvestfest Wristbands are Here!

Donate $2 to support Harvestfest and get a wristband. Wear it proudly, even at night. Because it glows in the dark.

We did the math, which was hard, and if even a small percentage of Rockporters buy a wristband, Harvestfest will go a long way toward being funded by our own community. Harvestfest is for the people, by the people, and the people need to wear a wristband to show their support.  Also, it glows in the dark. Did we mention that?

Wristbands available through 10/13 at Brothers’ Brew, The Fudgery, and at the Rockport Farmers Market. One last thing, If you wear a wristband the day of Harvestfest, word on the street is that you will receive 10% off at the Rockport Exchange merchandise booth.

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!