October Happenings at the Farm: Pumpkins, Fun Run, Crop Mob, and Winter Shares

The late summer and fall months at the farm are extremely busy times. You’ve seen some of the results of all the work at your weekly pick-ups: delicata squash, acorn squash, yellow onions, the colored peppers, corn, tomatillos, cherry tomatoes. It feels like everything ripened at once, but of course we know we’re experiencing the normal cycle of growing and fruits of our labor.

Pumpkins!

And with October arriving soon we have pumpkins! Our highly anticipated, annual Pumpkin Day will be Saturday, October 5 (with a rain date of Sunday, October 6), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be wagon rides to the Tower field where you will be able to select your pumpkin for the season. Don’t worry, if you can’t make it to this event pumpkins will be available at pick-ups. Bring the family for a fun time.

The 8th Annual Harvest Run for Sustainability 5k will be held on Sunday, October 13, from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Scamper through the farm and fields with your family! This event supports the Sustainability Academy and is sponsored by City Market. You can sign up here.

If you are more inclined to get your hands dirty and help with the fall harvest, sign up for the City Market Crop Mob at ICF on Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We value the assistance of our member volunteers at this annual event to bring in the storage crops for our winter shares. Sign up here and earn City Market member worker hours.

Finally, we didn’t forget Halloween…in fact, October 31 is the first week of our winter pick-ups! We will be dressed as farmers and will appreciate anyone who stops by for their share dressed for trick-or-treating. Sign up for your winter share here. If you’d like to add eggs or cheese to your regular pick-ups, sign up here. We will continue to offer bread for on site sales as we have done this summer.

October will be busy! Eat all your vegetables and build your strength for all the events and loads of fun.