NATICK – Instead of a golf tournament, the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce partnered with Lookout Farm to hold a Harvest Fest Sunday afternoon in Natick.
The 6-hour outdoor festival, which included live music, family activities, a big-screen TV to watch the Patriots, and of course craft brews raised money to support programs and scholarships offered by the Chamber and its MetroWest Chamber Educational Foundation.
Attendees enjoyed unlimited sampling of locally crafted beers for 3 hours by:
- Lookout Farm Hard Cider
- Lookout Farm Brewing Co.
- Bad Martha Brewing Company
- Cambridge Brewing Co.
- Cape Ann Brewing Company
- Castle Island Brewing Co.
- Exhibit A Brewing Company
- Flying Dreams Brewing
- Ipswich Ale Brewery
- Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
- John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House
- River Styx Brewing
- Turtle Swamp Brewing
- Wormtown Brewery
Families, who attended, enjoyed Lookout Farm’s signature activities that include such fun as train rides, over-sized lawn games, a chill zone, farm-themed play area, children’s caterpillar ride, farm maze, hay pyramid, imagination playground blocks, moon bounces and children’s face painting.
In addition to the food offerings from Lookout Farm, Firefly’s BBQ served up BBQ.
Guests not watching the Patriots game,on the big screen TV provided by MutualOne Bank, were entertained by music from Dalton and the Sheriffs, Planet Nowhere, and Eastern Screech.
Established in 1651, Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the United States. on 180 exquisite acres with over 60,000 fruit trees. The farm is owned by local residents Joan and Steve Belkin who embrace a philosophy of healthy nutrition and respect for the environment.
“What the Belkins have accomplished here is an extraordinary example of how farming in 21st Century suburban Boston can not only ‘survive,’ but significantly contribute to the local community and economy,” said Paul Joseph, President and CEO of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and its Educational Foundation. “Diversifying beyond its traditional farming and ‘U-Pick’ operations, Lookout Farm now brews craft beer and hard ciders and hosts a variety of community and commercial events, often in partnership with local businesses and non-profit organizations like ours.”
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