The leaves are turning colors, the air is crisper and fall harvest crops are coming in. Join members of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative for a Harvest focused afternoon of learning, eating, and shopping inside Brookfield’s Old Town Hall.
Local fresh produce, pasture-raised meats, pickles, cider and of course apple pie and quality sweets including caramel, honey and maple syrup will be available as well as other great local products such as beeswax candles, soap and medicinal herbs.
Judging for the Apple Pie Contest will commence at noon; drop off your entry between 11 and 11:45 (see below for details). Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded courtesy of King Arthur Flour and the remaining pie will be sold by the slice. Guest judges for the contest include Lee Duberman of Ariel's Restaurant and Susan Reid from King Arthur Flour.
Come for lunch or snack to fuel your shopping as delicious farm-fresh ready-to-eat items will be available including (but not limited to!):
- Fat Toad Farm Caramel Popcorn
- Apple Pie
In addition to providing quality local food, the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative is committed to engaging people in farm-based, food centered educational opportunities. Demonstrations at the market will include:
- Cider Pressing Demo (1:30 pm) by Brookfield Bees
- Preserving the Bounty of the Harvest (2:15 pm) by Green Mountain Girls Farm
In addition to the Harvest Market, Coop members offer unique opportunities to enjoy the splendor and awe of seasonal change framed by the intimacy of family farms and businesses. See last year's offerings and look forward to opportunities from lattes on hoof and farm fresh dinners to cider pressing, farm tours and world class music.
So make an afternoon of it: Come, eat, enjoy, meet and support your local farmers and consider a picnic and swim in Sunset Lake.
Pie Contest Details:
Anyone can enter: Adult class, ages 16 and up, Kids 15 and under. Any kind of apple pie is permissible as long as it contains apples and a crust of some kind.Pies must be brought to the Old Town Hall between 11 and 11:45 on Sunday October 12. Each pie must have the name and phone # of the baker on the bottom of the pie tin. Tins must be disposable, as we can't guarantee they will be returned. We encourage bakers to use King Arthur Flour and local apples (try Liberty Orchard!).
Judging will commence at noon and prizes will be awarded at 12:30. After prizes are awarded, slices of pie will be sold to the public for $3.00 per slice. Proceeds to go to the FBFFC.