Harvest Day Set For Sept. 23 In Poplar
Residents are encouraged to join in celebrating this yearâ€™s bounty for the area during Harvest Day 2012 on the Poplar boulevard on Friday, Sept. 23.
Meghan Edwards, VISTA at the Fort Peck Community Collegeâ€™s Extension office, says the event will feature a pop-up farmersâ€™ market, a traditional meal, panels and performances.
Edwards noted that all attendees will receive a free ticket to participate in a prize raffle for a variety of Native made goods. In addition, tickets can be earned by participating or making purchases at market tables.
Activities will begin with a vendors only information session and brunch at noon.
The official opening of the market, craft tables and games will take place at 3 p.m.
â€śPeople can come at any time during the afternoon,â€ť Edwards said. â€śIt will be a come and go type of thing.â€ť
A dinner featuring buffalo stew and other traditional dishes will start at 5 p.m. Almost all the ingredients will come from the Fort Peck or other reservations.
â€śWe have several people doing different dishes,â€ť Edwards said. Games for children will include hula-hoops and jumping rope.
An eldersâ€™ panel begins at 5:30 p.m. Topics in the question and answer session will include how food sovereignty and access have changed during the years.
A youth panel and performances will start at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary â€śGatherâ€ť will be shown at 8 p.m. The productionâ€™s topic is indigenous food sovereignty. A dessert of wojapi and Lakota Foods popcorn will be available.
If youâ€™re interested in selling goods, exchanging seeds or hosting an informational table, contact Edwards at [email protected] to register. There is no vendor fee.