Each summer, Rosedale Community Garden hosts a big harvest and yard sale in late August which is often followed by another harvest sale in late September. This summer, the two sales were consolidated into one big event on September 19. The event brings together Rosedale’s large community of gardeners and showcases what we do best — organic vegetables, fresh cut flowers, heirloom garlic, children’s activities, yard sale treasures, bakery, jams and booths featuring jewelry, Earthlinks and local crafts. Kudos go to this year’s organizer, Susan MacNicholas, for successfully bringing together many diverse elements and people. What a great day! The photos I share capture the essence of this beloved community event.
Friday Night Tagging Party
This event enables gardeners to drop off their yard sale items the afternoon/evening before the sale and brings together a team to sort and tag in preparation for the next day. Having the opportunity to sort through the merchandise, enjoy good company and pizza and beer on a pleasant night in the garden is incentive for many to turn up to help.
On this brisk sunny autumn morning, the crews started to assemble at 7 and by 9 am, the tables, tents, merchandise and volunteers were all set up and ready for business. The day was perfect with sunshine and steadily warming temps and a steady stream of neighborhood customers. By 2 pm, the ARC truck arrived to pick up the spare yard sale items and the the break down crew was busy putting everything away.