Monday, 17 October 2011


I don't know if I've ever loved Fall as much as I did on Friday, Oct. 14.

The morning started with a large group of volunteers helping us plant garlic, harvest and chop vegetables, and set tables with platters of homemade baked goodness.

At 1pm we had sunny blue skies and a large group of Orchard Garden supporters and new friends join us for a harvest celebration like none other...

Tasty treats made by our team featured produce from the garden and included delectables such as pumpkin bread, rhubarb crisp, kale chips, a pear tart with raspberry jam, kohlrabi pesto salad, and apple tarts with caramel sauce made by our neighbors, the Agora Cafe.

Julia, Stacy and Susan played violin and accordion.  Babies danced.  People pressed fresh apple cider, arranged Fall foraged bouquets, and shelled beautiful beans.

Every morsel of food was devoured as the sun sat lower in the sky and plates were scraped clean.

Thank you to the land and to our wonderful community for creating such a warm celebration.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful day this was! Djamila, I'm glad that this harvest celebration has made autumn more welcoming for you. It is one of my favourite times of year (as an October baby) -- fragrant, rich and mysterious. Beautiful photography and writing as always!