28 Sep Harvest Festival Sunday, October 11th, 3pm!
Save the date! Sunday, October 11th at 3pm is our annual fall harvest festival at Blooming Glen Farm! Activities and festivities begin at 3pm, community potluck will begin @5:30pm and go until dark. Join us to celebrate a season of farm fresh food and community connections.
From 3-5 pm, join us for wagon rides, garlic seed social, potato sac races, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making and more!
**We are still looking for pie entries- the more the merrier, and no experience necessary. Pies will be entered to win both the popular and judges vote. The winner of the popular vote will receive the large pie trophy to enjoy and display for one year (Stanley cup style!). The judges vote winner will also receive a special prize (and major bragging rights!). Email us if you are interested in entering (or volunteering to serve samples), or sign-up in the CSA distribution room.
At this year’s festival, our artist in residence, mosaic tile goddess Katia McGuirk will be leading a clay loom craft at the festival- we love her community art projects! (We are seeking yarn donations for this activity). We will also be unveiling her newest creation- a little free farm library! We are so excited for this addition to the farm. This beautiful creation will live nestled in the discovery garden. Help us stock it with children’s themed nature and garden books- donations accepted in the CSA room. Bring a book to the festival to swap, and join us for story time in the garden with Lauri @4pm. We are also super thrilled that local illustrator and nature writer Kim Kurki, author of the beautiful National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide will be here with her books for sale, as well as her inspirational nature display and a lovely hands-on craft.
Bring a potluck dish to share for the community potluck (seriously folks, with this group of food lovers, you can guarantee this will be one of the best potlucks you will ever attend), as well as all your picnic needs- aka plates, utensils, beverages, picnic blankets, etc.
Volunteers are needed to help with the various crafts and activities, and pie entries wanted for the pie bake-off! Please (pretty please) sign up in the distribution room. Help us make this an awesome celebration- we can’t do it alone! (Just a reminder that the actual farm season goes into November, so this is not the end by any means! Your CSA pick-up will continue, as will the farmers markets we attend.) We hope all our CSA members and loyal farmers market customers and their friends and families will join us on October 11th at 3 pm! This is a sunshine event only, and it will be cancelled if the forecast calls for steady heavy rain. Check our facebook page the weekend of, if in doubt. Hope to see you there!
Post and photos by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen farmer and co-owner. Tricia and her husband Tom have been farming together since 2000. Blooming Glen Farm is entering its 10th season bringing high quality certified organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and cut flowers to our local community.