Celebrate Mansfield Festival Saturday, September 26 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Downtown Storrs The 17th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival aims to bring residents of the Town of Mansfield and UConn students, faculty, and staff together for a day that celebrates the best of Mansfield including art, music, entertainment, food, games, and activities while promoting the redevelopment of Downtown Storrs. Come visit our booth to learn more to learn more about Taste of Mansfield and how to connect to locally grown food!
Eat Local @ MPS - Community Dinner [free!] TO BE RESCHEDULED 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Mansfield Middle School Join us for the final free, locally sourced meal of the academic year. More information on the menu and RSVP date to come!
Improving your Gardens with Pollinators [free!] TO BE RESCHEDULED 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: CC Arts and Crafts Room, Mansfield Community Center Instructor Raluca Mocanu, owner of Shundahai Farm, Mansfield, CT will teach how to choose, where to find, and when to plant vegetables, herbs and flowers to maximize pollinators and the bounty of your harvest. Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and some birds, are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat, yet their populations are experiencing a precipitous decline world wide. Learn to create a beautiful, bountiful vegetable, herb, and flower garden while creating important pollinator habitat.
Community Supported Agriculture: How to support Mansfield farms while adding fresh, local food to your diet [free!] TO BE RESCHEDULED 6:30 PM - 8:00 pm Location: Arts and Crafts Room, Mansfield Community Center Guest Speaker Jiff Martin, UConn Associate Extension Educator in Sustainable Food Systems: Imagine getting a bag of fresh-picked vegetables, herbs and flowers every week from a farm located right in your town! Join Jiff Martin to talk about the CSA farm options nearby, how it works, and how joining a CSA can add incredibly fresh, local products to your menu at home. This seminar is sponsored by Taste of Mansfield