The garden at the Huss Project has become something special for the folks involved in and around the school. We find ourselves continuing to learn more about the process of growing food, of sharing that food, and what it means in the context of what we’re trying to do at Huss.
The arm of that endeavor that involves the sharing of food is of particular interest this year in light of our increased collaboration with the Three Rivers Farmers Market and a handful of local farms. We were a real presence at the Market this year, in large part due to those local farms and their generous partnerships with us. When the end of August came and the Farmers Market closed for the season, we decided that we weren’t ready to stop sharing just yet. And so with the help of a local business owner with a vacant downtown building, we created the Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market.
Located in the old E.J. Buys building in downtown Three Rivers, smack dab in the middle of the row between the Riviera Theatre and Lowry’s Bookstore, we’re gathering every Saturday morning in September and October from 9:00am until 1:00pm to sell local produce, syrup, honey, and baked goods — with complimentary specialty coffee, too. Our partners include such entities as White Yarrow Farm, Bair Lane Farm, Butternut Sustainable Farms, Sustainable Greens, Corey Lake Orchards, the Speaking Stone Cafe, Just Wild by Nature, and of course Triple Ripple Community Garden, located at the Huss Project.
As of this writing, we are seeing continued success with our upstart efforts, with dozens of people coming every week to see what we have in store. Whether it’s a pumpkin spice latte, a bag of Honeycrisp apples, a freshly baked scone, or more greens than you can shake a stick at, the Downtown Harvest Market is your Saturday morning destination for all such good things. Please join us in Downtown Three Rivers through the month of October every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00pm!