The busy time of summer is almost at its end. Everything that happens on the farm requires more work during the hot months. Picking tomatoes, digging potatoes, harvesting lavender and of course all of our events. Connie has done an amazing job stepping into Emily's shoes running the events this year. Reflecting back on this year's Strawberry Days, Solstice Party and the 3 Tomato Sauce Parties, I have to send out a big thank you to Emily and Christopher for all the extra work they did last year painting signs and setting the entire event system up in such a way that Connie could step into those shoes. There is a lot of work that goes into each one and a fair amount of stress hoping you haven't forgotten anything important. Praying the weather cooperates, there will be enough strawberries or tomatoes, and all the helpers show up to work the day. Once the event is in full swing, it always (mostly always) seems to work out just fine. We get to visit with all of you wonderful members, who make the trek through the traffic to visit the farm. You quickly realize what a special time it all is and what an amazing group of people we all are!
Our Annual Pumpkin Party is Sunday, October 9th from 11am - 4pm. It is a special time for all the kids, young and old, to come and play out in the fields. It always cracks me up when I see a group of adults having as much fun, if not more, than the little kids. Everyone running around the pumpkin patch looking for the best ugly pumpkin. You can find more information on the event and purchase tickets through the website, www.eatwell.com/events. Each ticket includes a pumpkin and we are offering tickets that include lunches.
Also this year, the folks from Wilderness Torah are planning Sukkot On The Farm here at Eatwell. This is one of the ancient Judaic Holidays celebrating the end of the harvest season. It is 3 days of camping and traditional celebration. This will be my first time experiencingthis ancient tradition and I am excited to learn and share in the celebration of our land. I can't think of a better way to end the event season here. Sukkot On The Farm is not an Eatwell event, but if you are interested in coming, you can find out more and purchase tickets at their website: www.wildernesstorah.org