Penn State Student Farm Fall Festival coming Sept. 7

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 08/31, 2016 at 07:41 AM

Penn State Student Farm Fall Festival coming Sept. 7

The Penn State Student Farm

The Penn State Student Farm is quite an endeavor; we wrote about them on Local Food Journey and WPSU did a radio piece on them. Tucked away just off I-99, you’ve probably have driven right past the farm and never knew it.

Well, here’s your chance to visit the farm on Wednesday, Sept. 7 for the Penn State Student Farm Harvest Festival. The event will be held at the farm from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“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, an official ribbon cutting, 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 p.m. 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.

The Student Farm at Penn State is located at the intersection of Big Hollow Road and Fox Hollow Road. This event is free and open to the public.

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