SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Fall Harvest Festival is coming this Thursday and promises to be another fantastic event.
The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation is hosting the free festival to celebrate the start of the harvest season. The family oriented event will showcase some fall themed activities and showcase the Our Sustenance Cafe and Greenhouse.
Nicole Hill, Business Manager at Our Sustenance says changes to the infrastructure of the Our Sustenance program is “aimed at increasing the long-term sustainability of the program. Self-sufficiency is the primary goal, which will allow for greater investment into the infrastructure and staff at the Our Sustenance Café and Greenhouse.”
Over the summer months, construction has taken place to revitalize the barn into an organic poultry farm. The eggs from the chickens will be sold for community consumption but also used in the new Garden Café which will open for Breakfast and Lunch in November 2018. The new café will be an authentic “Farm to Fork Experience” with vegetables grown in the greenhouse, honey from the apiary, and eggs from the poultry farm used right in the kitchen.
The Fall Harvest Festival expects to see over 150 people, with 19 information booths or vendors, and numerous free activities. Free event stations include: Apple sling shot, needle in a haystack, cornhusk bracelet making, scarecrow contests, face painting, bouncy castles, a selfie photobooth area, a kid’s area (including ring toss, and giant jenga), and live music from community member, James Wilson. Attendees will also have the opportunity to support local businesses and people by purchasing items from various Six Nations vendors.
“We are so thankful to our event supporters, as well as our Community Collaborator event sponsors. Their generous contributions have allowed us to host this FREE event,” said Tabitha Curley, Manager of Communications & Stakeholder Relations at SNGRDC. The SNGRDC Community Collaborator program gives SNGRDC’s business partners an opportunity to engage with the Six Nations Community on an on-going basis while supporting local events and initiatives to help make a meaningful and lasting difference in the community in which they do business with. For information about the festival, like their event’s page on Facebook.