Celebrating the harvest is a tradition that is deeply entrenched in farm culture. During the summer months, time is precious and devoted to working the fields. With the cooler weather of autumn the frantic pace lessens, leaving time to reflect on the season and to thank the community for their help and patronage.
For Katie and Amanda, the two farmers who run Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, New York, their annual “OktoberFeast” is the perfect way to celebrate and share the bounty of the harvest with their friends, family, staff and CSA (community supported agriculture) members. This year, I was invited to the festivities and had the chance to join this close-knit community in toasting a successful and abundant season.