The end of the season is near, and you know what that means…it is time for our annual Harvest Home Festival & 5K! This year’s Harvest Home Festival & 5K is of special importance because it is our 10th anniversary. That means this is our 10th annual harvest themed celebration of all of our hard work of farming for hunger relief. Yes, we know time flies!
This year’s race shirt!
This year’s festival is being held on Sunday November 6, 2016 on our beautiful farm in North Grafton. The day kicks off with a 5K trail run or one-mile walk at 10:30 a.m. on the beautiful Grafton Land Trust trails and is followed by the Harvest Home Festival across the street from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Brigham Hill Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton. Admission is $10 at the gate, kids under 5 are free, with a cap of $30 per family. There will be plenty of things to do for the entire family including live music, great food and beer, a bake sale, kid’s crafts, a raffle, hay wagon rides, pony rides, apple cannons, and a pumpkin trebuchet competition! All kid’s activities activities are FREE after entry and runners in the 5K (and 1 mile walkers) receive FREE admission to the festival!
All of our proceeds go towards our mission here at CHP, and allow us to continue to create healthy and engaged communities through volunteer farming and education. In 2015 the Community Harvest Project was able to grow and donate over 1.2 million servings of local fresh fruits and vegetables to hunger relief agencies. As of this year, 44% of the fresh produce received at the Worcester County Food Bank was courtesy of CHP and we are on track to have over 11,000 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. On top of all of the fun activities, you can learn more about CHP’s impact in 2016 and celebrate our bountiful crop at our Harvest Home Festival.
CHP would not be able to do all of the amazing things we do without the help of our wonderful community and volunteers. This event is intended to bring the community together in celebration of all of the hard work and support we received from you during this season’s harvest. Please come out to the Harvest Home Festival & 5K, have some fun, and help be a part of the healthy solution to hunger in our community!
Click here to register for the 5K, and for more information about the Harvest Home Festival & 5K please check out our Facebook events.
November 6th, 2016
5K: Day of registration at 9AM, race, walk, and fun run at 10:30AM
37 Wheeler Rd, North Grafton, MA, 01536
Read the rest of the October 2016 Sprout!
Photos by Norm Eggert Photography.