Eat brunch from 10am-4pm at The Independent in Union Square on Saturday, December 3, 2011 and your meal will support the Somerville Maple Syrup Project. 20% of proceeds from brunch customers will support this collaborative community-based environmental education project. The seasonal menu will feature maple-inspired offerings such as house made maple bacon doughnut, maple sausage Belgian waffle, maple pancake breakfast wrap with scrambled eggs and bacon, French toast with honey crisp apple butter, two maple-inspired cocktails, and more! Call 617-440-6022 to reserve your spot. Space is limited so reservations are highly recommended.
The Somerville Maple Syrup Project is a joint project of Groundwork Somerville, the Friends of the Community Growing Center, Somerville Public Schools and Tufts University. Every February, maple trees in Somerville are tapped and the collected sap is stored for a public boil-down event (save the date: March 3h, 2012) at the Somerville Community Growing Center. Throughout the season, Groundwork Somerville staff and community volunteers teach a 4 week arts and science curriculum to 2nd graders in Somerville public schools. High school students working in the metal shop provide annual maintenance on the wood stove and evaporator pan they made in 2005. The syrup produced is given as thank you gifts to key partners and sold in small maple leaf jars at the Grown in Somerville booth at the Union Square Farmer’s Market and at Sherman Market.
All over Somerville on December 3 is an array of holiday shopping events. Fuel up at the brunch and then visit the happenings, including the Winter Craft Market taking place right next door!