Food & Farming

Harvest at the Commons

Groundwork’s annual farm-to-table fundraiser brings friends, neighbors and farmers together to honor our extraordinary local food movement and celebrate solutions that support environment, economy and community.

We are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by reimagining how to celebrate local food and community. Join us on October 10, 2020 for Harvest at Home - a livestream event where you can participate by cooking the local food feast at home. Celebrate with an evening of entertainment, stories, music, a live auction, and fun!

Groundwork was central to launching the local food movement in northern Michigan, and "farm to table" is a beautiful and delicious part of the local food ideal. We felt it would be wonderful to celebrate the success of our local food movement with a community-building event and raise funds for more great work. Harvest is certified as a 100% Local Food Event by Taste the Local Difference, so all of the food is sourced from farms, food processors, and beverage makers in northern Michigan!

We have scoured the web looking for a farm to table event with more than 650 attendees on this side of the mighty Mississippi, but have not found one. In fact, the only larger farm to table event we could find in the United States was in Sacramento, California! So we are laying claim to the title of biggest farm to table event east of the Mississippi!

With that said, in 2020, due to the COVID pandemic, we are changing Harvest a fully online event. This will be complete with a cook-along, live music, silent auction, and more. Check the official Harvest @ Home website for all the delicious details!

For more information about Harvest at the Commons, please contact Manager of Events and Outreach, Miriam Owsley.

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Past events

Enjoy "Harvest at Home" - our 2020 Livestream Event

Harvest at the Commons 2017 Video



2019 Harvest video: This Wouldn't Happen Without Groundwork


Harvest at the Commons News

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