A big thank you to everyone who helped make Harvest on Henry 2016 such a big success! This year was our largest turnout yet, with more than 1,200 people counted at the main entrance. The music was great, the weather was perfect, the food was better than ever with Weavers Way at the grill.
We are particularly proud of how involved Saul High School students are in pulling off this event, and this year they really rose to the occasion, running all the activities and making and selling the majority of the desserts.
Harvest on Henry is about bringing our farm communities together; it is also a fundraiser to support our farm operations, which not only grow healthy food for the community, but also enable people to have fun and learn from one another. During Harvest on Henry, Saul freshmen sit next to longtime Co-op members on the hayride and CSA volunteers paint the faces of Weavers Way staffers’ and Board members’ kids. Saul teachers generously open up their campus and volunteer their time so neighbors can explore the Saul farming operation.
Here are a few numbers to give you an idea of the day’s success:
- Crowd count: 1,240 people walked through the gates; many more of you sneaked in the other way!
- Weavers Way cooperators and volunteers: 80
- Saul students and teachers participating: 85
- Weavers Way and Food Moxie staff participating: 30
- Money raised for farm programs: $9,554.
And now, what you’ve all been waiting for: The winners!
Pie Contest, Fruit
1st Place: Tie! Alicia Rink/Saul Student Ashley Mitchell
2nd Place: Emma Dosch
Pie Contest, Other
1st Place: Kim Bell
2nd Place: Georgia Kirkpatrick
3rd Place: Ann Nozica-Cashman
Cow Plop Bingo