Want to get fresh with a local farmer? The first annual Lanark County Harvest Festival will give everyone a chance to do just that!
The new outdoor event, slated for Sunday, Sept. 8 at Beckwith Park (1319, 9th Line, Beckwith), will celebrate the county’s bounty of the harvest featuring local producers, food seminars, children’s activities and workshops, local musicians and more. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a collaboration of several local groups, including Lanark Local Flavour, Lanark County Farmers’ Markets, the Lanark County Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Township of Beckwith and Lanark County. The program includes food seminars featuring “The Mushroom Man” of Lanark County, Scott Perrie of Valley Wild Edibles, who will present information about foraging for local mushrooms, berries, nuts and wild leeks. Other food related workshops will include topics on garlic, herbal remedies and tinctures, Slow Food, beekeeping, apples, maple syrup etc.; the renowned “Bowes Brothers” musical entertainment; and children’s activities, such as a petting zoo, bouncy castle, face painting, and much more. There are still spaces for vendors.
To register, contact
. For general information, visit www.lanarkcountytourism.ca or call 1-888-4-LANARK .
For more information, contact: Marie White, Tourism Manager Lanark County