Harvest Festival: Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash at Live Earth Farm

HF_2015_flier_blackCelebrate the Harvest at Live Earth Farm on Saturday, October 24th, 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 Pumpkin Patch and Apple Bash will feature cider making, face painting, pumpkin decorating and games, a pie contest, and the best potluck in the county.

Watsonville, CA, October 12, 2015 – On Saturday, October 24th, 2015 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, a pie contest, apple cider making, and lots of local treats by Penny Ice Creamery, Hey Honey Lemonade, beer from New Bohemia, and True Story sausages.

Live Earth Farm Discovery recently received a package in the mail from an elementary school. It was filled with colorful crayon drawn ‘thank you’ cards. There were pictures of chickens, goats, strawberries and children working in the fields. These cards are a great reminder that what we are doing is impactful and important. The local school kids who visit on field trips are always excited to share their experience on the farm with their family members. Often they will collect extra berries or vegetables and carefully carry them until the end of the tour in order to bring them home to their parents and siblings. Harvest Festival is a way for the whole family to return and enjoy the farm together. About 300 people of all ages will get the chance to appreciate and celebrate the food on our plates at the 2015 Live Earth Farm Discovery Harvest Festival.

Harvest Fest 2014 DSC_0622_sm 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 local families.

HF2014 DSC_0562_50Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available, as well as tickets on our website: www.liveearthfarm.net/harvest-festival-2015/

The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program (LEFDP) is a farm-based education not for profit organization in Watsonville, California. LEFDP makes seed to mouth, farm to fork, and child to community connections through a variety of hands-on educational programs serving the youth of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties and beyond. A special emphasis is placed on reaching under served people in the Pajaro Valley to bolster individual, community and environmental health.

Jessica Ridgeway, Director
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