September 2, 2020; Elyse Erdman
Other contributors: Nina Rovner and Lori Lidle
Late summer and early fall in Pennsylvania mean carnival rides, funnel cakes, and farm animal exhibits. This year, however, all county fairs have been cancelled across Pennsylvania. Growers in our program annually visit and submit our own produce to the Lebanon County Fair. They love spending days walking around meeting the vendors, eating their favorite fair foods, and earning ribbons for our produce. Without the opportunity to go to fairs this year, farm founder, Nina Rovner thought it appropriate to bring the county fair to the Farm! We will host a Harvest festival week from September 14th to 18th with live broadcasts via Zoom each day from 1-2 PM. The week will consist of harvesting produce from the garden, special animal activities, and making farm to table food.
Our fundraisers this year were all canceled due to COVID-19, so we really need your help in order to keep up with the costs of our program. Please consider using this Harvest week of activities to make a donation. The proceeds will go toward all of our programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. These are animal therapy, horticulture therapy, music therapy, yoga, crafting, cooking, and more. We will have a special giveaway coming up on our social media pages (@hopespringsfarm.hershey on Instagram and Hope Springs Farm on Facebook.) Follow the pages to find out how you can win some cool prizes and keep up to date with our Harvest Week.
Visit farmofhope.networkforgood.com to make a donation.