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You're Invited to the Harvest Festival at the Student Farm

Posted: August 24, 2016

Join the Student Farm Club on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the newly-established Student Farm for live music, farm tours, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and farm-fresh food samples. This event is free and open to the public.

Join us on the Student Farm for our celebratory Harvest Festival!

  • What: Harvest Festival at the newly-established Student Farm at Penn State 
  • When: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Student Farm at Penn State (intersection of Big Hollow Road and Fox Hollow Road)
  • Who: Everyone - this event is free and open to the public

“We wanted to host this event to celebrate all of the work that has gone into making the Student Farm a reality. We are nearing the end of our first growing season and we have so many dedicated students, faculty members, and administrators to thank for helping us get to this point,” said Nick Michalisin, co-director of the Student Farm Club.

The event will consist of live music, farm tours, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and farm-fresh food samples. Local musician Eric Ian Farmer is set to play the first live concert on the farm, beginning at 6:30 pm. Chef Stephane and Chef Mark, two of Penn State Campus Dining’s chefs, will also be hosting a cooking demo on the farm.

Guests are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets and are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes.

“We’ve involved a whole village to envision and establish a Student Farm on campus over the past few years. The Harvest Festival is a big thank you to everyone who has contributed, and the event also embodies our mission to educate about the food system, foster community, and increase local foods access,” said Leslie Pillen, Sustainable Student Farm Design Coordinator.

More information about the event and the Student Farm at Penn State can be found at http://sites.psu.edu/studentfarm/.

Contact: Alyssa Gurklis, Student Farm communications intern, or 412-715-3036

Submitted by Alyssa Gurklis ()