Backyard Growers’ GrowDown 2020

Back Yard Growers' Grow Down 2020

How can Backyard Growers “reimagine one of Gloucester’s best events of the year, an event that raises essential funds for our work putting fresh produce on families’ tables through school, community, and backyard vegetable gardens, while the world continues to self-isolate?”

They’re planning a “party to go,” Tuesday, September 29, featuring:

“Three-course pick-up picnic dinners for guests to enjoy in their own homes, prepared by the incredible chefs at Short & Main using fresh, local ingredients from North Shore producers, and featuring a take-out signature cocktail.

Incredible desserts from local bakeries Sandpiper Bakery and Mayflour Cakes & Confections

A movie premiere exploring how we’ve been responding to our community’s food access needs during the pandemic – meet our gardeners, learn the impact of Backyard Growers’ programs, and see how our team pivoted to provide gardening resources, tools, support, and more, in a rapidly changing global health crisis.”

For tickets, or to donate, go to

Thank you, Backyard Growers for all the amazing work you do helping people grow food. And making this un-party invitation has been a rare delight in 2020!