Celebrate the season of bounty with the Third Annual Harvest Celebration at Fair Winds Farm in Brattleboro on Friday, September 18.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll or ride the wagon through the fields to a dinner of locally grown food from three area farms. A horse drawn hayride, camp fire and harvest music will fill your mind with memories and your heart with good cheer for the months to come.
This event is co-sponsored by Windham Localvores, Vermont Fresh Network and the Riverview Cafe.
What does a 100 percent local menu prepared by Tristan Toleno of the Riverview Cafe have to offer? Load up your plate with grassfed lamb, chicken or turkey all grown at Fair Winds Farm.
Add winter squash, potatoes, slabs of fresh tomato with fresh goat cheese, side salads, applesauce and pickles, all from Fair Winds, Piccadilly, Lilac Ridge or other local farms. For dessert try fruit salad, or a slice of melon or apple custard.
The festival will be held under a tent in the midst of meadows, trees and hills just showing the beginning of their fall colors.
Wonderful food is just the start of the evening's festivities. Climb into the hay-filled wagon for a peaceful ride through fields and woods behind a team of Suffolk draft horses. Gather around a campfire to hear local musicians Megan and Dan MacArthur, Jason Breen and Jay Bailey as they sing autumn harvest songs.
Rides begin at 4 p.m., dinner will be served from 5 to 6; music and hayrides will continue into the evening.
Tickets are $18 to $24 (sliding scale) for adults, and $8 to $12 for kids.
The farm is located across from the Brattleboro Country Club off Route 30.
Call for more information at 254-7128.