First Edition of Rosemère’s Harvest Day: A Great Success!
There was a good turnout of Rosemerites last Saturday at the first edition of the Town's Harvest Day, which was held in the area surrounding the library. An event that was both entertaining and healthy for families, to celebrate the harvest season and also support Moisson Laurentides. In addition, the event coincided, on September 14, with the last day of this year’s Municipality Week.
"During this period of abundance in the fields, we wanted to create an annual fall get-together and, at the same time, support Moisson Laurentides, which helps feed more than 20,000 people in the region each month, one-third of whom are children. I would like to warmly thank everyone who brought fruits, vegetables and non-perishable food to the Moisson booth. Thanks to you, the organization left at the end of the day with 108 kilos of food and your generous donations, which will be distributed among needy families. A big thank-you, as well, to everyone who contributed to the success of this first edition. I am very pleased to have seen so many young families!" stated Eric Westram, Mayor of Rosemère.
During the morning, visitors had a chance to stock up on produce at the public market, in the library parking lot, where local agricultural producers and artisans set up their stands of fresh produce and organic by-products. Maple products, various fruits and vegetables, honey, herbs, flowers, blackcurrants, olive oils, wines, Angus beef, home-made kombucha, pastries and fine desserts—a wide range of appetizing, high-quality local products with very appealing aromas and flavours. Moreover, students from Val-des-Ormes and Externat Sacré-Cœur schools proudly manned their stand to sell vegetables from their community garden school project.
Entertainment, shows and food trucks
Various activities, including a market cooking demonstration, a honey extraction workshop, strolling entertainers and shows delighted the visitors in the afternoon and evening. The event ended with street dancing to background music. Several popular food trucks were installed in front of the library from 3 p.m. on, inviting visitors to sample their specialties.
Honey extraction workshop
The honey extraction workshop presented at the library fascinated the grown-ups as much as the children. Produced from the hives installed in the gardens of Hamilton House, the honey will be used to make various by-products that will be sold at the traditional Christmas market, in order to raise funds for Les Petits plaisirs respite organization.
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