This week you are getting red potatoes, white onions, slicing cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, Globe eggplant, a combination of green/ivory/purple/red bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, mildly hot anaheim peppers, a combination of your regular red, yellow, Brandywine and Black Velvet tomatoes, sweet corn and muskmelon. All produce fees should be paid in full at this time…Late fees will be assessed by Sept. 15th.
Harvest Festival: This is your last week to RSVP for the Festival on September 16th. Please Call or email Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 9th ! Guests (children and adults) will pay $10 per person to join the fun.
We still need volunteers for the following areas
Check-in from 2-3
Grillers from 1-2:30 and 1:30-3
Clear tables/man Drink Station from 1-2 and 2-3
Empty trash for tables and bathrooms – all shifts. (Hey everyone, this is easy and doesn’t take much time! It just needs to be checked at the beginning and middle of each shift!)
Cookbook & Hat Booth from 1-2 and 2-3
Don’t forget to enter your steed into the stick horse races. A ribbon will be issued to the best dressed horse and everyone will go home with ribbons for running in the race! Parade and races will begin at 12:30.
We still need entries for the jam/jelly contest and the sweet & dill pickle contest. Entries must be at the booth by 12:30. The judging, ribbons & prices will be awarded at 1pm! Samples will be available afterward.
U-Pick crops will be available starting at 11am. There is a specific route everyone must follow. Please pick up a map with directions to fields at the Check-in-Station. Chili roasting can begin as early as 10am or as soon as we have everything pretty much set up. Plan on helping out a bit and getting out to the fields early! We start setting up at 9am. Many hands make less work!!! No guests are entitled to u-pick crops or chilies!
Are there members out there that would like to share their talents with us? We are looking for musicians to play their instruments for a short time in the picnic area. If you would like to help out with a little entertainment, please give Jacquie a call! We had a Dulcimer a few years ago and I think that was one of the loveliest instruments I have ever heard!
The Belgium Mules will be at the farm again this year! We are very excited for you to go back in history and see how Jerry’s Dad and Grandfather farmed back in the 30’s & 40’s. Don’t be afraid to talk to the gentlemen and ask questions…they love to talk about their mules and machinery!
Don’t forget to bring apples for the apple press and a dish (twice as much as you would normally serve) for the potluck picnic. We will handle the plates, drinks and utensils along with the hot dogs and hamburgers.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch will begin at 11am and will run continuously throughout the day.
New: Thought we would do something fun and new this year… a Corn Shucking contest! Each contestant will have 9 ears of field corn and we are going to see how fast they can be shucked. The winner will be known as The Best Darn Shucker of the Year! Contest begins at 1:30. We can do several and have a show-down if necessary!
There is a lot of work that goes on to pull off this festival. I really would like to thank Peg Lehr for spending so much time helping me with this! I want to thank all the volunteers too, just wouldn’t be the same without you! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Jacquie, Jerry, Kyle and Alaina