Harvest Fest Recap
On October 21st, the food justice team commemorated the end of a successful farm stand season at our long awaited Harvest Fest! The purpose of this event was to honor and recognize our BIPOC farmers, volunteers, staff, and community members who made this summer as special as it was. From 12pm-3pm, there were various stations and activities that folx could take part in. When you first walked in, you would probably notice the pile of pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes on the ground. We had painting supplies so that people had the option of customizing their pumpkin and taking it home as decor. Some even described this art project as “therapeutic” and “healing their inner child”.
But don’t worry, if you wanted to dabble in an activity with a little more intensity, you could walk over to the next table to play Pie Face and potentially get a taste of some whipped cream! There was also a giant Jenga game, BeanBoozled challenge and musical chairs to keep the competitive spirit going. The third station was a mural brainstorm, where you got to contribute ideas regarding the colors, values, images etc. that would be displayed on the Food Hub walls once it is completed!
It wouldn’t be a farm stand event without delicious food! We had catering from Bananas Grill, along with pumpkin cupcakes and double chocolate banana muffins baked by the team. Near the end of the event, folx let loose and got to show off some of their dance skills! From Kerry hitting her legendary stanky leg to Mama Shawn slaying the Cha Cha Slide, it was truly a day to remember. We are so grateful to everyone who made Harvest Fest happen and would like to thank those who showed their support throughout our sixth farm stand season!