Transition City Lancaster is hosting a Great Harvest Feast on Saturday 29th September from 6pm to 10pm at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster. The aim of the event is to bring community food growers together in celebration of the harvest. There is no charge, just bring food to share.
The Great Harvest Feast is for anyone who gets their hands dirty growing food in the wider Lancaster area. This includes backyard food growers, people with an allotment and those who are part of a community food project or farm. Please pass on information about this event to anyone who grows food!
The idea behind the Great Harvest Feast is for all to bring food to share for a sit down feast – veggie or vegan – so as many people as possible can share and eat as much as possible. The more of the food that comes from Lancaster area soils, the better. It would also be great to have loads of dishes with potato day potatoes in them. Food can also be heated up at the venue.
A few activities will run before and during dinner to support people in meeting each other and learning about the year’s growing highlights and challenges. To add to the harvest meal festivities, Three Acres and a Cow will perform after dinner – taking us through ‘the history of land rights and protest in folk song and story’.
‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with Brexit, fracking and our housing crisis via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution. The show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of England in folk song, story and poem. Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations…
If you would like to attend, it is essential to book a place so that we can ensure everyone has room to sit at this big community sit down meal. Transition City Lancaster will hold spaces for dirty fingernail food growers until September 1st, after which any spare places will be opened up to anyone else.
You can book a space by emailing [email protected] You’ll then be added to the Great Harvest Feast guest list. Family members are also welcome.
If the Great Harvest Feast goes well, Transition may make it an annual event, so please help in spreading the word among local food growers.