The Harvest Festival took place at the Sawyerville Community Garden.
The Sawyerville Village Market was festive for the 6th edition of the Harvest Festival. The family event, with no less than a dozen artisans and local producers present, brought joy to young and old.
During the day, people were invited to discover the Community Garden and appreciate the harvested produce. Chantal Bolduc, the organizer, explained that this holiday, among others, demonstrates «a spirit of gratitude to all the generosity of Mother Nature.» A community dinner was offered with garden produce on the menu, and also fresh bread baked in the garden’s antiquated bread oven. A vintage apple press was available for anyone who wanted to try making juice.
Besides the market, several activities were on the program. In the morning, 25 children enjoyed a literary activity organized by Community Outreach Worker Gabrielle Joncas, who took the opportunity to launch the Little Free Library, a community take-a-book, leave-a-book box. Young children listened to stories read by Ann Rothfels of the Sawyerville library, and everyone left with a book to encourage them to read. The group Sweet Poitin was responsible for the musical entertainment for the day.
The cloudy sky did not discourage visitors, and Chantal Bolduc said she was very satisfied with the attendance.