SARATOGA SPRINGS — Pitney Meadows Community Farm and the Waldorf School with sponsorship from Four Seasons Natural Food, Adirondack Trust Company, and Stewart’s Shops. present Jump Into Fall festival taking place at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave, Saratoga Springs on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival will have interactive activities for children, music and stories throughout the day, sheep shearing, a drum circle to join in, a scavenger hunt through the farm woods, and more.
Healthy snacks from local restaurants, a community-supported bake sale, and lots of wonderful like-minded businesses will be joining the event as well.
Admission for the event is free, you just have to pay-to-park: $12 pre-pay or $15 the day of the event.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm’s mission is to celebrate and explore agricultural education, healthy food production, and recreation. They offer a broad array of opportunities to engage with the land and our community, including a Community Garden, Community Supported Agriculture Program, education programs, and an accessible trail system that is open to visitors from dawn to dusk. In addition, the Farm donates more than 20,000 pounds of produce annually to food pantries and other social service organizations in the region.
This year, the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs celebrates 40 years of education in the Saratoga Springs community. At the Waldorf School of Saratoga, the healthy development of the whole individual, in mind, body, and spirit is placed in high importance. Through a focus on academics, music, art, and movement, their curriculum – based on establishing and evolving Waldorf principles – inspires creative thought, discourse, human connections, and experiential learning.
Contributions from this event will support both organizations, foster future collaborations, help the farm to grow and distribute produce donations to neighbors in need, and support the Waldorf “Within Reach” tuition assistance program.