Mass Farmers Markets Announces The Second Annual Urban Barn Dance and Harvest Supper: A Farmers Market Fundraiser and Harvest Celebration

Buy Your Tickets Now for Oct. 16th! (Cambridge, MA) … On Friday, October 16th from 6:30 – 9:30, Mass Farmers Markets and Chef Bob Sargent will host the second annual Urban Barn Dance and Harvest Supper – the most important fundraiser of the year for farmers markets, as well as a lively and delicious celebration of this year’s growing season! The Barn Dance will take place at the Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (www.dantealighieri.net/Cambridge). Tickets are just $50 each and include both dinner and dancing! Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended: call Mass Farmers Markets at (781) 893-8222 or e-mail staff@massfarmersmarkets.org for ticket information.

Guests at the Urban Barn Dance will toast to the hard work of their favorite farmers with a hearty locally grown supper, and then continue the celebration with live music and contra dancing. Full details below, and at www.massfarmersmarkets.org. Dinner will feature several different preparations of pork raised locally at Austin Brothers Valley Farm (www.austinsfarm.com) in Belchertown, MA. Bob Sargent, head chef and owner of flora restaurant (www.florarestaurant.com), will be at the helm in the kitchen creating a mouth-watering menu of meat and vegetarian-friendly dishes. Dessert will be donated by beloved Copley Square vendor Hamilton Orchards (www.hamiltonorchards.com) and local baking legend Petsi Pies (www.petsipies.com) . A variety of libations will be available at the Alighieri Center’s cash bar. After dinner we’ll push the tables back and bring country-style dancing to the city! Music will be provided by contra dance band Third Reel (www.freewebs.com/seansmithmusic/thirdreel.html), and contra caller David Titus will lead us in the dancing (no experience required!). When catching a breath from dancing, attendees can bid on a silent auction with prizes including a weekend of mountain biking for two in the foothills of the White Mountains from Back Country Excursions, or dinner for two at Gilson’s Herb Lyceum! More About Mass Farmers Markets Mass Farmers Markets (MFM) harnesses the power of farmers markets to create healthy communities across the state. Farmers markets strengthen local economies, improve public health, preserve open space, and re-vitalize civic and cultural life in 200 communities and counting. Mass Farmers Markets is the only organization working state-wide to facilitate relationships between farmers and consumers of all income levels in order to improve the livelihood of farmers and increase access to fresh, local food.

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