Compost Cabaret


Saturday, March 24th will be an evening of steaming hot entertainment with music and poetry sure to warm your heart and soul – all to benefit Highfields Center for Composting’s programs to Close the Loop on local food systems.

Singer songwriter Kris Gruen, tops the bill with guitarist Brian Clark.  The Roaring Dandelions (blues rock), Linda Warnaar & the Drumatics (Afro-Caribbean), Poet Geof Hewitt and other special guests will knock the mud off your shoes! And back by popular demand, the ever-entertaining Sylvia Fagin as Emcee.

Dine on global street fare prepared by Chef Lee Duberman of Ariel’s Restaurant with food grown locally by Green Mountain Girls Farm – available starting at 6:30. And don’t miss the fabulous Silent Auction, featuring a bounty of restaurant gift certificates, yummy local foods, crafts, great books, CDs, and of course compost! A rotten good time is guaranteed for all!

Minimum suggested event donation $10.00. Your contribution helps Highfields Center for Composting make Vermont’s food and agricultural systems stronger, water and air cleaner and carbon footprint smaller.



  • at the Barre Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre VT

  • Saturday, March 24th, 7-10 pm, doors open 6:30pm for food

  • Music, Poetry & Great Food!

  • Suggested Contribution $10 plus food

Menu: Global Street Fare made from Local Farm Food!

  • Root Vegetable Pissaladiere
  • Asian Vegetable Skewers
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches on mini biscuits
  • Shredded Root Vegetable Slaw
  • Braised Turkey Tacos in Tomatilla Salsa Verde
  • Italian Sausage Sandwiches with Caramelized Red onions
  • Berry Granola Dessert Squares