Did you have a chance to join us at our 2016 Harvest Home Festival & 5K? We hope you did because it was an amazing day of fall family fun! In case you missed the festivities, we had over 285 walkers and runners participate in our 5K trail race on the beautiful Grafton Land Trust trails (race results here). All runners received our revamped shirts (new color and design!), which are now for sale at the barn for $15 a t-shirt. After the 5K, over 1,600 community members joined CHP at our Harvest Home Festival across the street.
Our Harvest Home Festival had many highlights including the great food, beer and music. We were joined by great performers such as Big Jon Short, The Mill Town Rounders, Matt Genese, and Chuck and Mud! Chuck and Mud invited a very special guest up to sing with them which we will be rewatching all year. On the back fields an exciting pumpkin trebuchet competition took place (learn more about those teams as they are the Volunteers of the Month!). Four different trebuchets were hurling pumpkins in the sky throughout the day, some went over 450ft horizontally and 150ft into the air! There are videos of these very impressive contraptions on our Youtube page. As always the hay wagon ride offered a great view of both the pumpkin competition and apple cannons.
If you didn’t make Harvest Home this year, we hope you can join us next fall (mark your calendars from November 4th!). The Harvest Home Festival & 5K is an event intended to bring the community together at our farm. While it offers a variety of activities, the day serves as a celebration of the seasons harvest and all of the work dedicated to growing fresh fruits and vegetables for donation. Harvest Home also serves as a fundraiser for CHP to raise money to support the upcoming growing season. Thank you for supporting us at Harvest Home this year! All proceeds support our mission of creating healthy and engaged communities through volunteer farming and education.