FEAST Farm Stand
What is the FEAST Farm Stand?
The FEAST Farm Stand is a low-cost, city-run, and senior-centered farm stand serving anyone who would benefit from access to local, healthy vegetables sold under the market rate. Produce availability is dependent on the seasonality of production at our farm and will vary throughout the year. Please check our Facebook page for the weekly posts about upcoming farm stands.
Each week we will feature 1-2 live events for patrons to enjoy as they shop. See below for a current list of upcoming farm stand events. Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3PM for our weekly farm stand. We will be operating the farm stand through mid-October, so check back often!
Cooking Demo with Lisa Masé
Wednesday, July 6 | 1– 3 pm | MSAC
Let’s learn about foods that reduce inflammation, promote healthy aging, and taste delicious.
Bring your questions! We will talk and then have a cooking and tasting demo.
Neurodiversity & The Aging Brain
Wednesday, July 13 | 1 – 2pm | MSAC
We all have different brains that think, learn, and communicate differently. How does neurodiversity relate to the aging process? Join Melissa Houser, M.D., Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT, to learn about brain health as we age.
Sponsored by Central Vermont Council on Aging
Live Poetry Reading - Scudder Parker
Wednesday, July 13 | 2 – 3pm | MSAC
Scudder Parker grew up on a family farm in North Danville, VT. He’s had careers as a Protestant minister, a politician and as an expert in energy efficiency and renewable energy. His first volume of poetry “Safe as Lightning” released in June, 2020, by Rootstock Publishing, was awarded the Best Poetry Book of 2020 by the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE). It received a Kirkus starred review and was featured in Kirkus Review’s “Best Books of 2020.” Scudder is currently working on a new book of poetry and reflection.
Scudder’s poetry has also appeared in numerous literary journals including Sun Magazine, Crosswinds, The Lascaux Review, Northern Woodlands, Sky Island Journal, Vermont Life, Northern Woodlands, and Twyckenham. His poem The Poem of the World was recently selected as a finalist in the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. He is a passionate gardener and proud grandfather of four. He and his wife, Susan, live in Middlesex, VT. www.scudderparker.net.
Live Music from Jolynda Burton
Wednesday, July 20 | 1 – 2pm | MSAC
Local friend and Chatty Cathy Jolynda Burton will join us Wednesday, July 20th at 1pm to croon some favorite folk, rock, and kiddie tunes.
Live Poetry Reading - James Shea & Dorothy Tse
Wednesday, July 20 | 2 – 3pm | MSAC
Join co-translators James Shea and Dorothy Tse as they share Hong Kong poetry from their new book Moving a Stone: Selected Poems of Yam Gong (Zephyr Press). Yam Gong is a leading Hong Kong poet who blends philosophical inquiry with everyday life. Using shifting tonal registers, he refashions borrowed language, including English song lyrics, Cantonese wordplay, Chinese folk stories, news reports, prayers, and slang. This bilingual volume is the first book-length collection of Yam Gong’s poems in English, drawing from his most important work over the past forty years.
James Shea is the author of two poetry collections, The Lost Novel and Star in the Eye, both from Fence Books. Recipient of grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council, he is the director of the Creative and Professional Writing Program at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dorothy Tse is a Hong Kong fiction writer whose books include Owlish and So Black. Tse has received the Hong Kong Book Prize, Unitas New Fiction Writers’ Award (Taiwan), and the Hong Kong Award for Creative Writing in Chinese. She has been a resident at Art Omi, the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and the Vermont Studio Center.
Investing With Your Values
Wednesday, July 27 | 1 – 2pm | MSAC
Ellie Stubbs, AWMA®, BFATM, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC will present, “Responsible Investing: Investments aligned with your values”. Learn about ESG and responsible investing and how you can invest with your values.
Ellie specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She enjoys helping clients demystify finance and invest according to their values.
Why visit the FEAST Farmstand?
- Support locally-grown agriculture in your community
- Celebrate the summer with live music, poetry, classes, and other entertainment
- Develop relationships with local farmers and the older adults who benefit from their produce
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