Living Local Festival Highlights Sustainability
Alex Elvin
Hundreds gathered for the annual Living Local Harvest Festival, a celebration of sustainable living held each fall on the grounds of the Agricultural Society in West Tisbury.
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Pumpkins Fly at Harvest Festival
Louisa Hufstader

Part expo, part music fest, part symposium, the Living Local Harvest Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23.

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Fall Festival Powered by Community Spirit
Heather Hamacek

The theme of the 17th annual Living Local Harvest Festival was reduce, reuse, recycle.

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Celebrating Autumn on the Island at Living Local Fall Festival
Alison L. Mead

Visitors sporting rain boots and slickers turned out for Saturday’s Living Local Harvest Festival at the Agricultural Hall. The festival celebrated all things local with booths and lectures showcasing local food and educational programs.

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Living Local Means Homegrown Fun
Sydney Bender

Local food is about a lot more than just healthy and great tasting food. It’s a way of life, and each year the Living Local Harvest Festival puts center stage the whole process of the local movement, from soil to stomach and beyond.

The free event takes place Oct. 3 and Oct. 4.

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Festival Celebrates All Things Local
On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Living Local Harvest Festival kicks into full swing with day-long events at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then from 6 to 10 p.m. is the community potluck with a dance afterwards featuring music by the Flying Elbows.
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Raffling a Creative Home for Chickens

A silo chicken coop designed by Hutkers Architects is currently on display at the SBS Grain Store in Vineyard Haven. The coop is a two-story structure built with found and recycled materials, a grass rooftop, a laying box with privacy for hens, and other features.

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Living Local Harvest Festival Celebrates Old and New

This year’s Living Local Harvest Festival is next Saturday Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. The event is an all-things-sustainable gathering where those with boots in the soil and fingers on the green pulse, be it energy or otherwise, showcase not only their wares but their wherewithal.

Take a local wild food adventure, learn how to fillet a fish or create the perfect compost mix, enjoy food from Island farms, carve pumpkins, ride ponies and cows or take part in a bit of cow chip bingo. In other words, the possibilities are endless.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Harvest Festival
Mark Alan Lovewell

It was the Vineyard’s wettest weekend with gutters overflowing, but the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury was overflowing with people for Saturday’s Living Local Harvest Festival.

The two-day event began on Friday night with a panel discussion at the Chilmark Community Center and continued all day on Saturday with workshops, demonstrations and plenty of home-grown food as well as food for thought.

There was an exhibit on Island wool, bottles of Island-made honey and bags of Island-grown produce.

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Living Local Harvest Festival Saturday Events

Living Local Harvest Festival Saturday Events

Panel Forums

9 to 9:45 a.m. Waste, Recycling and Composting:

Cleaning Up Our Act

10 to 10:45 a.m. Home Energy Options: What’s Right for You?

11 to 11:45 a.m. Thinking Big About Island Energy:

What’s Right for Us?

12 to 12:45 p.m. Increasing Island Food Production:

Connecting Farmers to Land

1 to 1:45 p.m. Island Fisheries:

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