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SACHEM e x t r a DUNNVILLE

JULY 18, 2013

Shared Harvest holds second annual Turnip the Beets BY JENNIFER VO The Sachem EXTRA The second annual Turnip the Beets festival was a daylong event held on Saturday, July 13 at the Shared Harvest Farm under sunny skies and with picture-perfect weather for outdoor fun. The day was full of music, food, face painting and puppet shows, and the smiles on people’s faces said it was a huge success. The day started at noon and ran until midnight with local and area musicians playing and locally grown organic food being served with homemade dressings and desserts. There was a Punch and Judy puppet show to entertain the kids and adults alike sitting on bales of hay lined up on the grass like seats in a band shell. Some of the musicians on hand were locals Rob and Josh Lamothe, Liam and Brent Titcomb as well as Dunnville native Nate Waldes.

Sachem photo by Lori Maracle

Sixteen-month-old Wyatt McIntosh enjoys himself at the Punch and Judy puppet show Face painting was provided in the shade of a tent top by Jody Orr of the Haldimand Art Works group. Food was provided by the farm or from organically grown, fair trade suppliers

and included rhubarb and strawberry desserts as well as humus served with salad, salsa and nuts. Also on display were mother and son team, Debbie and Andrew van

Grieken’s fair trade products including Jolica jewelry, scarves and handbags as well as Andrew’s t-shirts. Debbie has been selling Jolica products for some time now, but Andrew recently created his own business called Know Hope Productions when he was unable to find work to finance him through Brock University. Using fair trade, sweatshop free cotton made into Canadian-made t-shirts, van Grieken custom designs the prints such as one that proclaims “I am the change.” Fifty per cent of the profits from his t-shirt sales go to the organization Free the Children, and for every tshirt sold, a tree is planted in Canada; t-shirts sell for $25 and are available on van Grieken’s website at http://van0andrews05.wix.c om/knowhopeproductions. Van Grieken is enrolled in the Interactive Arts program at Brock University and uses his skills in web photography and graphic design to create

his t-shirt designs. The purpose of the festival is to engage the public and educate them about organic farming and fair trade practices.

Sachem photo by Lori Maracle

Kitty Pawlak had her face painted by Jody Orr of the Haldimand Art Works group.

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