WashU Sustainable Harvest Festival

October 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edison Courtyard outside of DUC

Download the Harvest Festival Poster here


Thursday, October 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Edison Courtyard outside the DUC.


Join us in celebrating autumn and local, seasonal, and sustainable foods at WashU’s third annual Sustainable Harvest Festival. The festival will feature a Farmers’ Market, workshops, free food, campus groups, live music, and more!

Join us on October 18 for the opportunity to:

  • Buy some seasonal and fresh produce grown by local farmers and on the campus urban farm run by Burning Kumquat!
  • Sign-up for the CSA farm box program with farmer Dave, manager of the Local Farmer CSA program. There’s a pick-up location on the Danforth campus!
  • Sample free plant-based meals prepared by Bon Appetit with local produce.
  • Purchase a reusable bamboo cutlery set (including spoon, knife, fork and chopsticks) for only $8, and sign a pledge to go strawless in exchange for a free reusable metal straw from the Student Sustainability Board!
  • Participate in a pickling activity with the student-run organization Burning Kumquat.
  • Buy delicious, sustainable, and locally-baked bread and pastries from St. Louis vendors.
  • Learn to mill acorns for flour and taste acorn-flour muffins with Professor Stan Braude.
  • Buy seeds from student group Cultivating Connections and learn about St. Louis immigrants, urban agriculture, and the International Institute.
  • Learn from student group Campus Kitchen about food insecurity in St. Louis and their efforts to reduce food waste while fighting hunger.
  • Browse our recently release Food Guide to learn more about reducing your carbon foodprint!
  • Enjoy live music played by the modern folk band Mt. Thelonius!


Support local farmers and eat seasonal foods to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to the local economy. Learn about food insecurity in St. Louis. Gain new food-related skills like Pickling, Cider Pressing, and milling. See what WashU student groups are up to. Eat free food. Buy some seeds. Last but not least, celebrate fall!

For more info, contact:

Food Team Associates at the Office of Sustainability: Camille Rieber: c.rieber@wustl.eduand Carmen Vescia: carmen.vescia@wustl.edu