Farm Discovery’s Annual Harvest Festival at Live Earth Farm
Jessica Ridgeway, Director
Play with your food at Farm Discovery’s annual Harvest Fest at Live Earth Farm on Saturday, October 29, 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, and the best potluck in the county.
Farm Discovery invites the community to get to know their food and 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, Farm Discovery celebrates the harvest with loads of family friendly fun including tractor rides, face painting, a potluck, live music, apple cider making, and lots of local treats by Penny Ice Creamery, New Bohemia Brewing Co, Farmhouse Culture and True Story.
“At camp I loved picking and eating berries, making pickles, popsicles and zucchini bread, feeding goats, touching a cow, walking up the big hills and playing with other kids. I had never seen these animals, planted anything or baked bread before coming.” These words are from a nine-year-old Watsonville resident and first-time Farm Discovery camper.
We provided this Pajaro Valley Shelter Services client with a scholarship so she could attend a week of camp this summer. Harvest Festival is a way for the whole family to return and enjoy the farm together. About 400 people of all ages will get the chance to appreciate and celebrate the food on our plates at the 2016 Farm Discovery Harvest Festival.
Through Farm Discovery programs and events kids are building a strong foundation for healthy lives, which lead to healthier communities and a healthier world.
Farm Discovery at Live Earth is a nonprofit organization building skills for the regeneration of our food, farming, social and natural systems. We empower youth and families, through enhanced awareness and skill building, to take action, to build and sustain healthy systems. Our home, Live Earth Farm, is a 150-acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the Pajaro Valley of Santa Cruz County, California. Farm Discovery is growing healthy relationships through food, farming and nature. (www.liveearthfarm.net/harvest-festival)