Last Sunday, Grow Food Northampton hosted Veggie Fling, an end-of-the-season celebration for our gardeners at the Grow Food Northampton Community Garden. Activities for gardeners of all ages included face painting, a bean bag toss, a photo exhibit, and, of course, a veggie sling shot! As the afternoon turned to evening, everyone gathered for a potluck, with many dishes featuring food grown in the garden, plus some drinks and snacks donated by Deals & Steals.
At the end of the evening, Pat, our Community Garden and Food Access Manager, handed out “Golden Garden Glove” awards to honor volunteers that went above and beyond during the past year. Much fun was had, delicious food eaten, and everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall day and making new friends. It was a great way to wrap up the 2016 growing season!