By James Rose
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On Sept. 25, Spilli Station Cafe and Flyway Farm & Forest are hosting a “harvest gathering and land social” potluck with Columbia Valley Food and Farm (CVFF).

The event is free and is meant to celebrate the fall harvest and the work of the Young Agrarians land matching program. Young Agrarians is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers.

Spilli Station Cafe plans to bring pork tenderloin with a heritage plum syrup as the main course.

And on Oct. 2, Groundswell Network, with support from CVFF, is hosting a ticketed season-ending harvest party celebration, with all proceeds going to community food growing and education initiatives. The party will feature a garden-to-table to spread and live music. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are not included in the ticket price but will be available for sale on site.

Adult tickets for Groundswell Members are $20, non-member adults are $25, and all children 12 and under are invited to attend for free. The event will follow all COVID-19 measures to stay in compliance and keep guests safe. This includes restrictions on gathering size, masks when indoors in the greenhouse, and a vaccine verification upon entry.

Proceeds will support keeping Groundswell running, even in the winter months, and education initiatives and programming in the 2021-2022 school year. Tickets are available at