Kick off the bountiful fall harvest season at the Student Farm’s third-annual Harvest Festival. Campus and community members are invited to the farm from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 to experience live music, eat farm-fresh hors d’oeuvres and interact with members of the Student Farm Club and the Sustainability Institute.
This family-friendly event will feature live music and farm-fresh hors d’oeuvres provided by Campus Catering and chefs from Housing and Food Services. During student-led tours, attendees will have the opportunity to sample the food growing on the farm and learn about how it is used to feed the community. Face-painting and planting activities will be provided for families with children attending the event.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket and are reminded to wear sturdy shoes. The event will be held rain or shine.
Students and the campus community are invited to ride to the farm via blue bus. Departures to the Student Farm will be at 5:30 and 6 p.m. from the Ag Administration Building (pullout area near Berkey Creamery). The bus will return guests to campus at 7 and 7:30 p.m. On-campus guests are also welcome to ride bikes to the farm together. The bike pool will meet at the seating area next to Berkey Creamery to depart at 5:10 p.m. Bikers should use Big Hollow Road to get to the farm, and don’t forget a light for the ride home as it will be dusk. Free parking is also available at the farm for those driving.