Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Fun Day, Sun., Nov. 1 in North Grafton

44th Harvest Home Festival to Benefit Community Farm for Hunger Relief

Annual event celebrates harvest season with community and volunteers

Community Harvest Project has announced its 4th annual Harvest Home festival featuring live music, kid’s activities and traditional food and drink. Harvest Home will take place on Sunday, November 1st from noon to 4:00 pm at the Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Rd., North Grafton. The event will celebrate a record harvest season which enabled CHP to grow, harvest, and deliver over 47,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Worcester County Food Bank for distribution to those in need in Worcester County.

The annual festival is being held as a celebration of the year’s harvest of fresh vegetables and to raise funds for the coming year’s growing season. The volunteer-based farm is one of the principal sources of vegetables for the Food Bank, which distributes them to many of the 200 programs they serve throughout the county. Featured at the event will be:

* Local recording artists Jubilee Gardens , Solomon Murungu, and Ed Melikian and Jack Zarzatian.
* A Scarecrow Contest with attendees judging creative and entertaining scarecrows assembled by local community groups.
* Broad variety of kids’ activities, including seasonal crafts, pony rides, and face painting.
* A farm equipment display and beekeeping demonstration.
* Hay rides.
* A variety of seasonal foods.
* Rides in the ReMax hot air balloon (weather permitting).

Harvest Home Festival admission will be $5 for adults, with kids under 12 free, a maximum of $20 per family, and some of the activities at an extra cost. Sponsors of the event include Atchue Opticians, Collette Motors, Cove Insurance, Davidian Bros. Farm, Grafton Suburban Credit Union, GreenThumb Garden , Rep. George Peterson, Tougas Family Farm, WB Smith, All-Steel Fab., Erickson Auto Repair, Goretti’s Supermarket, Window Logic and High Purity Water.

About Community Harvest Project

Community Harvest Project (CHP) is a not-for-profit organization that brings together individual, family and group volunteers to grow produce on local farms solely for hunger relief. As one of the few organizations that deliver fresh produce donations, CHP provides an average of 40,000 pounds annually to the Worcester County Food Bank which supports over 250 programs in Central MA . To learn more visit

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