HF2014_2.83x8.5_FINALCelebrate the Harvest at Live Earth Farm on October 25th, from 2pm to dark. The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program hosts this family friendly farm event to promote healthy food choices for the body, the community and the environment. The event will feature apple picking, pumpkin decorating, a pie contest, face painting, tractor rides, apple cider pressing, a tomato canning workshop, Family yoga with Luma, a local artisan goods marketplace including Penny Ice Creamery, and a potluck around the bonfire with live musical accompaniment. Celebrate the harvest on your local, organic farm.

Watsonville, CA, October 2, 2014 – On October 25th, 2014 The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program invites the community to celebrate the harvest at the annual Harvest Festival. This event is the culmination of the fall tour season, welcoming students back to the farm with their families. Open to the public, LEFDP celebrates the harvest with loads of family friendly fun including tractor rides, face painting, a potluck, live music, local beer and sausages, a pie contest, apple cider making, tomato canning, and lots of local treats by folks like Penny Ice Creamery, and Hey Honey Lemonade.

Recently, I overheard a parent of young kids reflecting on their u-pick experience at Live Earth Farm. “What struck me,” he said, “was how we picked down the whole row and looking back we barely made a dent.” This parent learned an important lesson about the true value of agricultural labor, a lesson that translates into real appreciation of the food that makes it to our dining tables and the efforts and resources is takes to get it there. About 300 people of all ages will get the chance to appreciate and celebrate the food on our plates at the 2014 LEF Discovery Program Harvest Festival.

Through LEFDP’s programs local, under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment. This is why the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program hosts three farm events a year for the community, to provide farm programming for all local families.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available, as well as tickets on our website. http://www.liveearthfarm.net/harvest-festival-2014/