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August 13, 2010

Farm Harvest Festival 2010

Celebrate the beginning of fall with our first Farm Harvest Festival at Squire Valleevue Farm! Guests will have an opportunity to see what our "Farm Food Program" has produced for Bon Appétit and all of our cafés on campus.

Where: Squire Valleevue Farm
When: Saturday, September 25
Time: 2 to 7 p.m.

The menu will include vegetarian chili, apples, apple cider, hotdogs and fresh salads made with farm produce.

Cost: The event is free for students and guests. Food will be free for students with a Case ID. Guests will be charged a $3 fee for food and drinks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the USG Student Sustainability Council.

Activities will include hayrides, small bonfires to cook s'mores, a tall grass maze, music, dancing, planting in the new high tunnel hoop house, fresh food cooking demonstrations, dressing up like a farmer, cookie decorating, and planting your own herbs.

The event is sponsored by the University Farm Administration, Office of Student Affairs, Alumni Office, Campus Services and Bon Appétit. Special thanks to the USG Student Sustainability Council, farm staff and Office of Student Affairs for organizing our first "annual" event.

Want to Learn More?
The purpose of the Farm Food Program is to grow food at the University Farm to supply locally grown and fresh vegetables to the campus dining rooms. The goals of this initiative are to provide new educational opportunities to faculty and students, study local food production in a sustainable way using mostly organic methods, and deliver fresh food and herbs to the campus — and eventually to the area surrounding the farm.

Posted by lra at August 13, 2010 05:43 PM

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