Harvest Festival on the Danforth Campus

October 24, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Parkside Cafe, Schnuck Pavilion

***Note: Because of the possibility of inclement weather, we are relocating the Harvest Festival in the Parkside Cafe, on the first floor of the Schnuck Pavilion***


Download the event poster here!

Join us in celebrating autumn and local, seasonal, and sustainable foods at WashU’s fourth annual Sustainable Harvest Festival, on Thursday, October 24th from 3p to 5p in the Edison Courtyard outside the DUC. The festival will feature a Farmers’ Market, workshops, free food, campus groups, live music, and more!

Buy Local & Seasonal

  • Buy some seasonal and fresh veggies, fruits and mushrooms grown by local farmers including Hartbeet Farm, Liberty Apple Orchard, Mighty Cricket, and the on-campus urban farm Burning Kumquat!
  • Buy delicious, sustainable, and locally-baked bread and pastries from Great Harvest Bread.
  • Get seeds from student group Cultivating Connections to start growing your own food!
  • Purchase a reusable bamboo cutlery set that includes a spoon, knife, fork, a metal straw and a straw cleaner, for only $8.

Learn & Gain Skills

  • Learn to mill acorns for flour and taste acorn-flour muffins with Professor Stan Braude.
  • Participate in a pickling activity with the student-run organization Burning Kumquat.
  • Regenerate food scraps with Campus Kitchen and learn about food insecurity in St. Louis and the group’s efforts to reduce food waste while fighting hunger.
  • Learn how to identify campus trees’ species.
  • Pledge to Green Monday and browse physical copies of the Food Guide to learn more about reducing your carbon foodprint!

Enjoy & Celebrate

  • Sample free plant-based meals prepared by Bon Appetit with local produce.
  • Use an old school cider press to make (and drink!) apple cider!
  • Enjoy live music played by the local traditional jazz band Annie and the Fur Trappers!


For more info, contact Mary Kate Cartmill and Jessie Frank, Food Team Associates at the Office of Sustainability.

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The Harvest Festival is part of WashU’s 2019 Food Week! Visit this page to view the full program.