This weekend, join fellow urbanites in a celebration of the many wonderful foods that can be grown in the city. The Cambridge Urban AgFair takes place on Sunday, September 19, from 11AM to 5PM on Mount Auburn Street (from Elliot to JFK) and in Winthrop Park.
Samantha Musher, one of the Fair's organizers, explains what this event is all about. "We think of 'agriculture' as something that happens far outside the city, but more and more urbanites are getting excited about producing their own local food. The Cambridge Urban Ag Fair is an impressive showcase of the 'urban homesteading' going on in Cambridge and the surrounding areas, from gardening and preserving to beekeeping and backyard chickens."
There will be demonstrations on canning, composting, beekeeping, and other urban homesteading techniques. The highlight of the day will be the homegrown food contests, with prizes awarded for "the tastiest, the biggest, the most interesting, and in some cases the ugliest fruits, veggies, baked goods, honey, flowers, preserves, pickles and eggs." Pre-registration is not required to enter your own home-grown food into the contests, just come to the judging table at the corner of Mt. Auburn and Brattle Street between noon and 1pm to register.
The weather is supposed to be great, but the fair takes place rain or shine, so stop by to sample local products, and learn more about our amazing local food culture!