The Dickinson College Organic Farm was an autumnal paradise during Friday's Harvest Festival, an annual event that includes a seasonal feast, live music and a bonfire under a moonlit sky.
It began with a meal of fresh, local produce, dairy products, grass-fed beef and freshly pressed apple cider. “The apples are pressed into cider during the festival so students can take part in the full experience,” said Farm Director Jenn Halpin.
Students also danced in the barn to live music, told stories around a campfire and wove garlands out of honeysuckle and chili peppers that had been harvested at the farm. [Story continues below.]
The event was organized by Students Interested in Sustainable Agriculture (SISA) to raise awareness about the resources that the farm has to offer, said SISA treasurer Scott Hoffman ’12.
“Our hope is that this informal contact would [encourage] more students to start thinking about where their food comes from and to appreciate how valuable the farm is,” Hoffman explained. “The combination of delicious, local food, live music and great people makes for a really great time.”
By MaryAlice Bitts
Photos by Kate Farrar ’12