It's officially autumn, and every year around this time the Poughkeepsie Farm Project staff, board, volunteers, and friends celebrate food and community with the Soup-a-Bowl Benefit Luncheon. This year's benefit is this Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Alumnae House at Vassar College, 161 College Avenue in Poughkeepsie.

There will be two seatings, the first from noon - 1:30 pm, and the second from 2 pm - 3:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the charitable and educational programs of PFP. Ticket-goers will be treated to various bowls of soups, breads, beverages, and desserts, live music from the Roundabout Ramblers, games, a silent auction, and a handmade bowl from local artisans. And to top it off, this year’s Soup-A-Bowl will be a zero waste event. PFP will be composting all utensils, bowls, napkins and food with the cooperation of Vassar College.

Tickets for the Soup-a-bowl are only $40, $10 for children 5-12 (lunch only, no bowl), free for 4 and under. For more information, visit their facebook page.